Charles Tyler Quartet – Definite Vol. 1 (1982/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 41:85 minutes | 897 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Storyville Records
American baritone saxophone player Charles Tyler cut his teeth with free jazz legends Ornette Coleman and Sunny Murray and enjoyed a career as a sideman with Steve Reid, Cecil Taylor and Billy Bang through the 1970s. By 1982 he found himself touring with the infamous Sun Ra Orchestra, and as a result, relocated to Denmark. It was in Europe that he recorded this album for Storyville Records, an imaginative collection of four originals seeing the matured saxophonist comfortably at the reins of his own quartet.
For the first of two albums taken from an engagement in Stockholm, Charles Tyler (playing two songs apiece on alto and baritone) teams up with trumpeter Earl Cross, bassist Kevin Ross, and drummer Steve Reid for some heated free bop. The expressive solos and explorative nature of the music hold one’s interest throughout.
01 – Cadiz of the West
02 – Just for Two
03 – The Wasteland
04 – Lucifer Got Uptight
Recorded on October 20-21, 1981 at The Jazz Club Fasching, Stockholm.
This album contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source.
Charles Tyler – alto & baritone sax
Earl Cross – trumpet
Kevin Ross – bass
Steve Reid – drums