Monday, September 17, 2012

Funny Funky Rib Crib!!

You know with a title like that, it has to be good!

Amazon editorial review:
'Byard Lancaster is one of the leading figures in the Free Jazz movement surprising many of his fans with more funky orientated grooves on the Funny Funky Rib Crib LP which was originally released on the obscure French Jazz imprint Palm recordings by Jef Gilson.'

Love free spiritual jazz? Byard is your man. Looking further in to his career, he has worked with Sun Ra, McCoy Tyner, and Memphis Slim, among others. Playing the flute and the sax, he also studied piano, singing, composing, arranging and conducting....sigh....Yeesh! Talk about thoroughly trained. Louis Armstrong use to mock the new kind of jazz as being disorganized and incomprehensible. To me, it's like the great modern painters of the 20th century who, unknown to the public, where extraordinarily well studied and able in the traditional fine arts, yet chose to make something innovative and strange. Same with the new jazz of that time. What I mean to say is that these musicians were creating exactly what they envisioned. These seemingly 'free disorgainzed' sounds were absolutely intended. But, I digress. As stated in the review, this is a funkier album. His others are surely on the free jazz front, and that's cool if you dig it. But even the most ardent jazz lover can waiver in the face of this sub genre, so I have chosen this one for youz guyz, not knowing your tolerance level. Well, without further adieu, here is 'Funny Funky Rib Crib'.


  1. Shan't you?

  2. Man.. That's some cool stuff. Thanks for your blog! You've turned me on to some amazing music. Thanks!