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New Grass

BAN203
newgrass

[LP cover of Impulse AS-9175]

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[CD cover Verve/Impulse
B000426902]

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[CD cover MVCI-23041]

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nwgscd2

[Back cover of CD booklet]

[CD cover of 2015 Impulse release twinned with Music is the Healing Force.
Click image for large version.
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discography

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[CD cover Verve/Impulse
AS-9175 0602498842195.
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The Singles
(Click the images for larger versions.)

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[Cover of EMI/$tateside C006-90158]

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[Impulse 45-273]

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[Promo copy of 45” Impulse 273]

NEW GRASS

 

Tracks

1. Message From Albert

2. New Grass

3. New Generation

4. Sun Watcher

5. New Ghosts

6. Heart Love

7. Everybody's Movin'

8. Free At Last

 

Personnel

Albert Ayler (tenor saxophone,bagpipe chanter,ocarina,vocals)

Call Cobbs (piano, organ, harpsichord [out on track 2])

Bill Folwell (bass guitar)

Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (drums [out on track 2])

The Soul Singers (Rose Marie McCoy and Mary Maria (Parks)) (vocals [tracks 3, 6, 7,8])

A horn section was added later to tracks 1, 3, 6, 7 and 8, consisting of:

Burt Collins (trumpet)

Joe Newman (trumpet)

Garnett Brown (trombone)

Seldon Powell (tenor sax, flute)

Buddy Lucas (baritone saxophone)

Bert DeCoteaux (arranger, conductor)

 

Recording Details

September 5, 1968

New York

(Horn section recorded September 6, 1968, New York)

 

Release Details

Released as New Grass on Impulse (US) AS-9175, (UK) MIPL/SIPL519, (Japan) IMJ80015, (CD versions)          MVCJ- 9051, MVCI-23041. 2005 CD release Verve/Impulse Originals (US) AS-9175 0602498842195, B000426902 (digipack). In November 2015 all tracks released on an Impulse CD twinned with Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe Verve/Impulse 2-on-1 (US) 06007 5363953.

A 45 rpm single (Impulse 45-273) was released with ‘Free At Last’ on the A-side and ‘New Ghosts’ on the B.
A 45 rpm single (with a bizarre sleeve) was also released in France, with “New Generation” as the A-side and “Heart Love” as the B, on EMI/$tateside C006-90158.

(A further title, ‘Thank God For Women’, was recorded at the 5th September session, but was never released. However, the Revenant Holy Ghost box set does include some tracks from a rehearsal session for New Grass recorded in late August 1968, one of which is ‘Thank God For Women’.)

 

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