John Tchicai With Strings
Totally beautiful jazz / ambient masterpiece from afro-danish saxophonist John Tchicai, repressed and available on vinyl again
"John Tchicai spent his youth playing alongside the greats- recording and performing in NYC with Albert Ayler, John Coltrane, Archie Shepp and Don Cherry amongst many others."
... There we have it, some way of explaining the visionary, exploratory style & attitude of 'With Strings' - a lesser-known, but in our (admittedly not jazz-purist) opinion sitting high up there with the greatest spiritual jazz albums from the likes of Don Cherry & Alice Coltrane, whilst also leaning into film-noir-ish, near-psychedelic ambient worlds....
This originally came out on a fast-sold-out CD in 2005, and was then pressed to vinyl finally in '18, only to sell out quickly again. Thanks 'Treader' for the repress, now we can put this one in a nice spot on the shelf, and draw for it when needed (often).
... Like a soundtrack to a dream you won't want to wake up from, this is truly heart-beat commanding stuff - get yourself in a comfortable position, and let this one soak over you.
Honestly, this is medicinal grade music - proper healing, uplifting, and sense-sharpening.
Essential stuff for all lovers and drifters, if you ask us.
02. Test Piece 1
03. Cross Ness
07. Test Piece 2
09. The Pink Roses
Test Piece 1
Test Piece 2
The Pink Roses