Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Milt Ward And Virgo Spectrum !!

I can't find much of anything on
Milt. Nevertheless, this single album
that he did is worth your time. I also
don't remember where I got this
album; the rip is not my doing.

Alto Saxophone, Flute – Eddie Alex
Baritone Saxophone – Glenn Barbour
Bass – Cecil McBee
Drums – Hugh Peterson
Electric Bass – Coucho Martinez
Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer – Delmar Brown
Tenor Saxophone – Carlos Garnett
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Billy Pierce
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Milt Ward

Milt Ward
circa 1976?



  2. Hi I found this review on which makes it sound good enough for me to listen to, so thanks for the share: "Soaring, contemplative free jazz/spiritual jazz with Milt Ward on trumpet & flugelhorn, Carlos Garnett on tenor sax, Bill Pierce on tenor & soprano sax, Eddie Alex on alto & flute, Glenn Barbour on bari sax, Delmar Brown on electric & acoustic piano and synth, Coucho Martinez on Fender bass, Cecil McBee on acoustic bass, Ignacio Mena on percussion & Hugh Peterson on drums. Really fantastic, floating and lovely stuff, and to my ear very reminiscent of the Pharoah Sanders material from the same time. There are several drum parts that could be sampled as breaks or beats if that’s your thing, especially on “The Charle.” Gets “out” in places but not super “out.” Has a real devotional, sacred sort of feel on “Morning Glories.” As you can probably tell, I don’t know too much about this sort of jazz, but I really like this.

    Should appeal to fans of Pharoah Sanders, Shamek Farrah, Strata-East & Black Jazz labels, Alice Coltrane, Stanley Cowell, Horace Silver, Gary Bartz, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Roy Ayers, Weldon Irvine, Oneness of Juju, Clifford Jordan, and similar free jazz, soul jazz & spiritual jazz combos."

  3. this looks superb. thanks!!!

    1. No problem. I wish I remembered who's it is to officially thank them

  4. Think I saw this over at endless planets a while back. I remember it being pretty spectacular too. Good choice, thx.

    1. I've never seen that blog before, but it looks cool. If I remember right, I think I got it from a forum where people were just openly sharing links

  5. Thinking of EP, they're currently teasing us with an album that sounds very intriguing. They have only one song from YouTube up at this point. Hope they'll post the whole thing on day. Check it out. If you're interested, let 'em know.

    1. Wow, that does sound like a real stunnner of an album! Hopefully, they WILL post the entire album

  6. Listening now and I like!! Thank you for sharing this obscure gem.