Ken Kesey & Ken Babbs - Acid Tests Vol. 1 (1966) - 1. The Further Trip The first notable manifestation of the Merry Pranksters was their 1964 coast-to-coast bus tour. Prior to this, a circle of like-minde...
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Milford Graves - Meditation Among Us (1977)
Meditation Among Us (1977, Kitty Records)
"I initially grabbed Meditation Among Us because I was digging hard on Kaoru Abe. This is a supreme example of not only his talent but everyone involved. Ridiculous spazzoid free jazz explosions; drums sound like hundred car pile-ups, horns sound like the puddle that was my brain vaporizing in an unfailing series of ultrasonic bursts. Vocals on side two are like some haunted primitive, cursing and flailing at the stars. And the piano is just beautiful; spacial at first, then tense and bold. This is meditation among space-demons and hellfire. Chew it!" - DD