Here we have another of those highly sought-after records that people pay large amounts for in the second had market. Spirits Rejoice! By Louis Moholo Octet is a free jazz masterpiece, originally released in 1978. Now it is reissued at a more palatable price. Moholo is a South African drummer who has played in South African jazz bands, The Blue Notes and The Brotherhood of Breath as well as Afro-rock combo, Assagai.
Limited Vinyl LP £21.60 ROKURE004
Reissue LP on Otoroku. Remastered by Giuseppe IIelasi and packaged in a high gloss sleeve. Edition of 1000 copies.
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9/10 fmackay 20th March 2020
An amazing record - one instance where those paying over the odds (not crazy prices - seems to go for about £70 on discogs) for the original were fully justified. "You ain't gonna know me cos you think you know me" is the undoubted highlight. - the sort of track you want to crank up and play on repeat until the philistines you live with beg you to stop. It's all great though, with the two trombones providing a beautiful warmth to the sound even in the skronkier moments - it's like a lovely warm jazz bath. RIYL: Albert Ayler, baths.
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