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   Artist: Third Eye feat. Wilton Gaynair
Label: Sonorama (Germany)
Orig. Released: 1977
Catalog No.: LPSONOL77
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP (1.2)

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Description
1977 masterpiece by international jazz band „Third Eye“ featuring Jamaican saxophone legend Wilton Gaynair (1927-1995). Four epic tracks filled with deep grooves, Latin/ African influences and stratospheric abstraction. Terrific mixture of modal, spiritual, bop and fusion, recorded from the master tapes. Mainly contains original material by Gaynair, played by Gerd Dudek (sax/ fl), Ali Haurand (b), Frank Köllges (dr/ perc), Rob van den Broeck (fender/synth) and Steve Boston (congas).
Track Titles
01 Maroon Dance Wilton Gaynair 10:52
02 The Healer Wilton Gaynair 8:37

01 Landings Frank Köllges 12:43
02 Ogetnom Wilton Gaynair 8:52


 

Liner Notes
„THIRD EYE“ WAS FORMED IN THE NETHERLANDS AS A PIANO/ BASS/ DRUMS JAZZ TRIO AND LATER EXPANDED INTO AN INTERNATIONAL BAND LED BY BASSIST ALFRED „ALI“ HAURAND. THE GROUP PLAYED A TERRIFIC MIX OF MODAL JAZZ, SPIRITUAL JAZZ, BOP AND FUSION. IN 1976 THEY RECORDED THEIR FIIRST ALBUM SIMPLY ENTITLED „THIRD EYE“. FOR THIS SECOND ALBUM NAMED „CONNEXION“ AND RELEASED THE FOLLOWING YEAR, ALI HAURAND BROUGHT THE JAMAICAN JAZZMAN WILTON GAYNAIR (1927-1995) INTO THE BAND. „CONNEXION“ MAINLY CONTAINS ORIGINAL MATERIAL BY WILTON GAYNAIR AND STANDS OUT AS A LANDMARK IN THE FIELDS OF EUROPEAN PROGRESSIVE JAZZ FROM THE 1970S. THE LP INCLUDES THE EXCELLENT LATIN/ BRAZIL FUSION TRACK "OGETNOM", MADE FAMOUS BY FRENCH DJ CAM ON A LONG DELETED JAZZ FUSION COMPILATION FROM 1994. THE BAND PURSUES A CONSIDERED AND PLANNED FORMAT IN JAZZ WITH FOUR EXTENDED ALBUM TRACKS, THAT COMBINE CREATIVE VOICES IN BOTH THE WRITING AND PERFORMING AREAS. THEIR MUSIC IS INVENTIVE, INTRIGUING, IMAGINATIVE AND WELL PLAYED.
Musicians
WILTON GAYNAIR: TENOR AND SOPRANO SAXOPHONE, PERCUSSION, GERD DUDEK: TENOR SAXOPHONE AND FLUTE, ALI HAURAND: ACOUSTIC BASS (ZALINGE), FRANK KöLLGES: DRUMS, PERCUSSION, ROB VAN DEN BROECK: FENDER PIANO, ARP-ODYSSEY SYNTHESIZER, STEVE BOSTON: CONGAS RECORDED 29. AND 30. AUGUST 1977 AT PROCOM STUDIO IN KIRCHHELLEN, GERMANY PRODUCED BY HANS KöLLGES, SOUND AND MIXING ENGINEER: FRITZ FREY ALBUM COVER DESIGN AND PHOTOS BY HANS KöLLGES, PHOTO OF STEVE BOSTON BY H. GöRTZ