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Strata East LP discography

This is a discography of LPs released on the Strata East label between 1971 and 1980. Some of these albums have subsequently been released on CD.

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Music Inc., Charles Tolliver, , Stanley Cowell, Cecil McBee, Jimmy Hopps, 1971, Strata East SES 1971

Tracks : Ruthie's Heart, Brilliant Circles, Abscretions, Household Of Saud, On The Nile, Departure

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, Cecil McBee, Jimmy Hopps, Richard Williams, Virgil Jones, Larry Greenwich, Danny Moore, Jimmy Heath, Clifford Jordan, Bobby Brown, Wilbur Brown, Howard Johnson, Garnett Brown, Curtis Fuller, John Gordon, Dick Griffin

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Live at Slugs Vol. 1, Charles Tolliver, 1972, Strata East SES 1972

Tracks : Drought, Felicite, Orientale

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, Cecil McBee, Jimmy Hopps

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Live at Slugs Vol. 2, Charles Tolliver, 1972, Strata East SES 1972-0

Tracks : Spanning, Wilpan's, Our Second Father

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, Cecil McBee, Jimmy Hopps

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In the World, Clifford Jordan, 1972, Strata East SES 1972-1

Tracks : Vienna, Doug's Prelude, Ouagoudougou, 872

Musicians : Clifford Jordan, Don Cherry, Kenny Dorham, Julian Priester, Wynton Kelly, Richard Davis, Wilbur Ware, Ed Blackwell, Roy Haynes, Albert Heath

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Reasons in Tonality, Jazz Contemporaries, 1972, Strata East SES 1972-2

Tracks : Reasons In Tonality, 3-M.B.

Musicians : Clifford Jordan, George Coleman, Julius Watkins, Harold Mabern, Larry Ridley, Keno Duke

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Composer's Workshop Ensemble, Composer's Workshop Ensemble, 1972, Strata East SES 1972-3

Tracks : Sub Structure, Lament (What Does It Mean?), Blues For E.L.C., Blues For Monk, Hello Julius, Introduction To The Blues

Musicians : Bross Townsend, Herb Bushler, Warren Smith, Johnny Coles, Jimmy Owens, Julius Watkins, Al Gibbons, Jackie Jeffers, Howard Johnson

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Alkebu-Lan Land Of The Blacks: Live At The East, Mtume Umoja Ensemble, 1972, Strata East SES 1972-4

Tracks : Invocation, Baba Hengates, Utamu, Saud, Alkebu-Lan, No Words, Seperate Not Equal, Sifa (The Prayer)

Musicians and poets: Mtume, Carlos Garnett, Gary Bartz, Leroy Jenkins, Stanley Cowell, Buster Williams, Ndugu, Bily Hart, Andy Bey, Joe Lee Wilson, Eddie Micheaux, Yusef Iman, Weusi Kuumba

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Handscapes, The Piano Choir, 1973, Strata East SES 19730

Tracks : Jaboobie's March, Straight No Chaser, Precious Lord, Sanctum Saintorium, Nation Time, Effi, Man Extensions, The Almoravids, Killers

Musicians : Stanley Cowell, Nat Jones, Hugh Lawson, Webster Lewis, Harold Mabern, Danny Mixon, Sonelius Smith

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Sound Awareness, Brother Ah (Robert Northern), 1973, Strata East SES 19731

Tracks : Beyond Yourself (The Midnight Confession), Love Piece

Musicians : Brother Ah (Robert Northern), Barbara Burton, Pat Dixon, Barbara Grant, Max Roach, M'Boom Repercussion Ensemble, Howard Johnson

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Re: Percussion, M'Boom, 1973, Strata East SES 19732

Tracks : Morning, Noon, Midday, Attention - Call & Response, Jihad Es Mort, Elements Of A Storm / Thunder & Wind, Inner Passion, Heaven Sent, Onamotapoeia

Musicians : Roy Brooks, Joe Chambers, Omar Clay, Max Roach, Warren Smith, Freddie Waits, Richard "Pablo" Landrum

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Izipho Zam (My Gifts), Pharoah Sanders, 1973, Strata East SES 19733

Tracks : Prince Of Peace, Balance, Izipho Zam

Musicians : Nat Bettis, Chief Bey, Sonny Fortune, Billy Hart, Howard Johnson, Cecil McBee, Pharoah Sanders, Majeed Shabazz, Sonny Sharrock, Sirone, Lonnie Liston Smith, Leon Thomas, Tony Wylie

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Zodiac, Cecil Payne, 1973, Strata East SES 19734

Tracks : Martin Luther King, Jr. / I Know Love, Girl You Got A Home, Slide Hampton, Follow Me, Flying Fish

Musicians : Cecil Payne, Kenny Dorham, Albert Kuumba Heath, Wynton Kelly, Wilbur Ware

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A Message From Mozambique, Juju, 1973, Strata East SES 19735

Tracks : (Struggle) Home, Soledad Brothers, Freedom Fighter, Make Yor Own Revolution Now, Father Is Back, Nairobi/Chants

Musicians : Plunky Nkabinde, Lon Moshe, Al-Hammel Rasul, Ken Shabala, Jalango Ngoma, Babatunde

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Rhythm X: The Music Of, Charles Brackeen, 1973, Strata East SES 19736

Tracks : Rhythm X, Hour Glass, Charles Concept, C.B. Blues

Musicians : Charles Brackeen, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Edward Blackwell

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Glass Bead Games, Clifford Jordan Quartet, 1973, Strata East SES 19737/8

Tracks : Powerful Paul Robeson, Glass Bead Games, Prayer to the People, Cal Massey, John Coltrane, Eddie Harris, Biskit, Shoulders, Bridgework, Maimoun, Alias Buster Henry, One for Amos

Musicians : Clifford Jordan, Stanley Cowell, Cedar Walton, Bill Lee, Sam Jones, Billy Higgins

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Capra Black, Billy Harper, 1973, Strata East SES 19739

Tracks : Capra Black, Sir Galahad, New Breed, Soulfully, I Love You/Black Spiritual of Love, Cry of Hunger

Musicians : Billy Harper, George Cables, Reggie Workman, Julian Priester, Dick Griffin, Billy Cobham, Elvin Jones, Warren Smith, Jimmy Owens,Elvin Jones, Barbara Grant, Laveda Johnson, Gene McDaniels, Pat Robinson

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Live at the Loosdrecht Jazz Festival, Charles Tolliver, 1974, Strata East SES 19740/1

Tracks : Grand Max, Truth, Prayer For Peace, Our Second Father, Repetition

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, John Hicks, Reggie Workman, Alvin Queen

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Winter in America, Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, 1974, Strata East SES 19742

Tracks : Peace Go with You, Brother (As-Salaam-Alaikum), Rivers of My Fathers, A Very Precious Time, Back Home, The Bottle, Song for Bobby Smith, Your Daddy Loves You, H2Ogate Blues, Peace Go with You Brother (Wa-Alaikum-Salaam)

Musicians : Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson, Danny Bowens, Bob Adams

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Musa: Ancestral Streams, Stanley Cowell, 1974, Strata East SES 19743

Tracks : Abscretions, Equipoise, Prayer For Peace, Emil Danenberg, Maimoun, Travelin' Man, Departure No. 1, Departure No. 2, Sweet Song

Musicians : Stanley Cowell

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A Spirit Speaks, The Descendants of Mike and Phoebe, 1974, Strata East SES 19744

Tracks : Two Songs For A Boy Named Mark (Bitty Baby / Soliloquy To A Man-Child), Coltrane, Chick Chick, Well Done, Weldon, A Spirit Speaks, Attica, Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Boll Weevil, Don't Be A Stranger, Too Little, Too Late

Musicians : Consuela Lee Moorehead, Bill Lee, A. Grace Lee Mims, Clif Lee, Billy Higgins, Sonny Brown

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Live in Tokyo, Charles Tolliver, 1974, Strata East SES 19745

Tracks : Drought, Stretch, Truth, Effi, 'Round Midnight

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, Clint Houston, Clifford Barbaro

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Two is One, Charlie Rouse, 1974, Strata East SES 19746

Tracks : Bitchin', Hopscotch, In A Funky Way, Two Is One, In His Presence Searching

Musicians : Charles Rouse, George Davis, Paul Metzke, Calo Scott, Martin Rivera, Stanley Clark, David Lee, Azzedin Weston, Airto Moreira

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The Eighth Wonder, Dick Griffin, 1974, Strata East SES 19747

Tracks : Eighth Wonder, It Could Be, Girl, I Really Love You So, Jakubu's Dance, Flying Back Home, Come Be With Me

Musicians : Dick Griffin, Cecil McBee, Freddie Waits, Ron Burton, Warren Smith, Leopolodo F. Fleming, Sam Rivers

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Earth Blossom, The John Betsch Society, 1974, Strata East SES 19748

Tracks : Ethiopia, Earth Blossom, Open Pastures, Song For An Untitled Lady, Ra, Darling Doria, Get Up And Go

Musicians : John Betsch, Billy Puett, Bob Holmes, Jim Bridges, Ed "Lump" Williams, Phil Royster

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In Harmony, Weldon Irvine, 1974, Strata East SES 19749

Tracks : Fat Mouth,k Turkish Bath, Pleasure, Pain & Me, Down Home, Marjorie Moon, Sweet Georgia Brown, What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life, Gemini Mood

Musicians : Weldon Irvine, Joe Jones, Tommy Smith, George Murray, Alex Blake, Esdras B. Lubin, Tony Wiles, Napoleon Revels, Ronald Jackson, Jim Barber, Alan Ruben

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The Waterbearers, The Cosmic Twins, 1974, Strata East SES 7410

Tracks : Back To Back / The Waterbearers, Lysistrata, A Letter To Mom, For Don Byas And Ben Webster, Fertility Dance / Kente, One For O.J. (Simpson)

Musicians : Ron Burton, John Lewis

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A Fresh Viewpoint, Muriel Winston, 1974, Strata East SES 7411

Tracks : Children's Trilogy, We'll Remember Those Years, A Song For My Daddy, Sing Chillun Sing, The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow, A Song To Everyone In The World, Never Been In Love, Weekend, Soul Trane, I'm Never Happy Anymore, Love Took The 7:10 Tonight, The Happy Heart

Musicians include: Muriel Winston, Bill Lee, Clifford Jordan, Stanley Cowell, Billy Higgins

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First Impressions, Shamek Farrah, 1974, Strata East SES 7412

Tracks : Meterologicly Tuned, Watch What Happens Now, Umoja Suite, First Impressions

Musicians : Shamek Farrah, Norman Person, Sonelius Smith, Milton Suggs, Ron Warwell, Calvert "Bo" Satter-White, Kenny Harper

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Genesis, Charles Sullivan, 1974, Strata East SES 7413

Tracks : Evening Song, Good-Bye Sweet John (In Memory Of John Foster: Pianist), Field Holler, Now I'll Sleep, Genesis

Musicians : Charles Sullivan, Sonny Fortune, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Stanley Cowell, L. Sharon Freeman, Alex Blake, Anthony Jackson, Alphonse Mouzon, Billy Hart, Lawrence Killian, Dee Dee Bridgewater

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Sense of Values, Keno Duke/Contemporaries, 1974, Strata East SES 7416

Tracks : Sense Of Values, Mirage, Tibiron, Too Late, Fall Back Baby, D.R.T., Bajan-Bajan

Musicians : Keno Duke, George Coleman, Harold Mabern, Lisle Atkinson, Frank Strozier

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Mutima, Cecil McBee, 1974, Strata East SES 7417

Tracks : From Within, Voice Of The 7th Angel, Life Waves, Mutima, A Feeling, Tulsa Black

Musicians : Cecil McBee, Tex Allen, George Adams, Art Webb, Allen Braufman, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Jimmy Hopps, Lawrence Killian, Michael Carvin, Jaboli Billy Hart, Dee Dee Bridgewater

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The Sojourner, The Ensemble Al-Salaam, 1974, Strata East SES 7418

Tracks : Music Is Nothing But A Prayer, Ecstacy, The Sojourner, Circles, Traces Of Trane, Vibration Love Call, Malika, Optimystical, Peace

Musicians : Khaliq Abdul Al Rouf, Bevin Turnbull, Beatrice Parker, Mashujaa Aliye Salamu, Leroy Seals, Fred Kwaku Crawley, Andrei Strobert

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Chapter Two: Nia, Juju, 1974, Strata East SES 7420

Tracks : Introduction, Contradiction (For Thulani), Black Experience, Nia (Poem: Complete The Circle), The End Of The Butterfly King (Poem: Things Comin' Along), Black Unity

Musicians : Plunky Nkabinde, Lon Moshe, Al-Hammel Rasul, Babatunde, Phil Branch, Ngoma Ya Uhuru, Simbo, Ken Shabala, Jalango Ngoma

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Celebrations and Solitudes, Jayne Cortez, 1974, Strata East SES 7421

Tracks : Lead, How Long Has Trane Been Gone, Essence Of Rose Solitude, Song For Kwame, Forreal, Festivals And Funerals, Solo, I Am New York City, Under The Edge Of February, Lynch Fragment, Ife Night, Homicide, 3 Day New York Blues, Remembrance, Do You Think, Making It, So Long, Lexington/96 Street Stop, I Won't Forget It

Musicians : Jayne Cortez, Richard Davis

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We've Been Around, Composer's Workshop Ensemble, 1974, Strata East SES 7422

Tracks : (We've Been) Around, Screamer, I Know The Scenery By Heart, Love In The Open (Suite)

Musicians : Warren Smith, George Barrow, Herb Bushler, Omar Clay, Bross Townsend, Sharon Freeman, Jackie Jeffers, Courtney Wynter, Greg Maker, Norman Spiller

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Long Before Our Mothers Cried, Sonny Fortune, 1974, Strata East SES 7423

Tracks : Long Before Our Mothers Cried, A Tribute To A Holiday (Billie), Sound Of Silents, Five For Trane, Wayneish

Musicians : Sonny Fortune, Charles Sullivan, Stanley Cowell, Wayne Dockery, Chip Lyle, Angel Allende, Mario Muņoz, Richie Pablo Landrum*

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Ingia!, Charles Davis, 1974, Strata East SES 7425

Tracks : The Gems Of Mims, Little Miss Jump Up, Linda, Ingia

Musicians : Charles Davis, Louis Davis, Andrew "Tex" Allen, Gerald Hayes, Ronnie Mathews, David Williams, Louis Hayes

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One For Me, Shirley Scott, 1974, Strata East SES 7430

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Don't Look Back, Harold Vick, 1974, Strata East SES 7431

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Handscapes 2, The Piano Choir, 1975, Strata East SES 19750

Tracks : Ballad For The Beast From Bali-Bali, The Need To Smile, Barbara Ann, In What Direction Are You Headed, Prayer For Peace

Musicians : Ron Burton, Stanley Cowell, Nat Jones, Hugh Lawson, Webster Lewis, Harold Mabern, Sonelius Smith, Mtume, Jimmy Hopps, John Lewis

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Colors, The Brass Company, 1975, Strata East SES 19752

Tracks : Spanish Dancer, Alias Buster Henry, Geni, High Steppin', Colors: Early In The Morning / Evening Shadows / No Promise Of Tomorrow / Clear Skies, Bright Lights

Musicians : Bill Hardman, Charles Tolliver, Eddie Preston, Harry Hall, Lonnie Hillyer, Clif Lee, Kamal Abdul-Aim, Charles Stephens, Kiane Zawadi, Bob Stewart, Stanley Cowell, Bill Lee, Billy Higgins, Sonny Brown

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Freedom of Speech, Billy Parker's Fourth World, 1975, Strata East SES 19754

Tracks : Dance Of The Little Children, Gemini's Lullabye, Home, Get With It, Freedom Of Speech

Musicians : Billy Parker, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cecil Bridgewater, Ronald Bridgewater, Cecil McBee, Donald Smith

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Impact, Charles Tolliver Music Inc & Orchestra, 1975, Strata East SES 19757

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Monism, Milton Marsh, 1975, Strata East SES 19758

Tracks : Vonda's Tune (Part 1 Of Earth Home Of The Mortals), Community Music, Monism, Metamorphosis, Ode To Nzinga, Sabotage, 3 Preparations

Musicians : Milton Marsh, Reynold Scott, Bill Cody, David Ware, Joseph Ferguson, Rene McClean, Kamal Abdul-Alim, Sinclair Acey, Bubbles Martin, Frank Williams, Charles Stevens, Bill Lowe, Bill Campbell, Bill Davis, Cedric Lawson , Don Pate, Greg Bandy

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Sum of the Parts, Larry Ridley, 1975, Strata East SES 19759

Tracks : Changa Chikuyo, It Was A Very Good Year, Well You Needn't, Go Down Moses, Feelin' Blue, Indiana Avenue, In A Sentimental Mood, Never Can Say Goodbye

Musicians : Larry Ridley, Sonny Fortune, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Cornell Dupree, Grady Tate, Errol 'Crusher' Bennett

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Step By Step, John Gordon, 1976, Strata East SES 19760

Tracks : Step By Step, P & G Inc., Dance Of The Ymas, No Tricks / No Gimmicks, Making Memories, Activity

Musicians : John Gordon, Charles Tolliver, Roland Alexander, Stanley Cowell, Lisle Atkinson, Andrew Cyrille

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Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature, George Russell, 1976, Strata East SES 19761

Tracks : Part 1, Part 2

Musicians : George Russell, Jan Garbarek, Manfred Schoof, Terje Rypdal, Red Mitchell, Jon Christensen

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Regeneration, Stanley Cowell, 1976, Strata East SES 19765

Tracks : Trying To Find A Way, The Gembhre, Shimmy Shewobble, Parlour Blues, Thank You My People, Travelin' Man, Lullabye

Musicians : Stanley Cowell, Ed Blackwell, Billy Higgins, Nadi Quamar, Aleke Kanonu, Bill Lee, Jerry Venable, Glenda Barnes, Charles Fowlkes, Jimmy Heath, Marion Brown, John Stubblefield, Psyche Wanzandae, Kareema

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Marchin' On, The Heath Brothers, 1976, Strata East SES 19766

Tracks : Warm Valley, Tafadhali, The Watergate Blues, Maimoun, Smilin' Billy Suite: Part I/Part II/Part III/Part IV

Musicians : Jimmy Heath, Percy Heath, Albert Heath, Stanley Cowell

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Where Have You Been, Billy Boy?, Billy C, 1976, Strata East SES 7610

Tracks : Where Have You Been Billy Boy, Just A Gigolo, Thank Heaven For Little Girls, Both Sides Now, A Fellow Needs A Girl, True, Beware My Heart, Now Or Never, Love Has Gone Away, We'll Remember Those Years, Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes, No Carol

Musicians : Billy "C", Stanley Cowell, Bill Lee, Sonny Brown, Eddie Preston, Kiani Zawadi, George Coleman, Charles Davis, Cliff Lee

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The World of the Children, Shamek Farrah and Sonelius Smith, 1977, Strata East SES 19771

Tracks : The World Of The Children, Conversation Piece, Milt: A Bass Solo, People Puttin People Through Changes, Juluis

Musicians : Shamek Farrah, Joseph Gardner, Sonelius Smith, Kiyoto Fuiwara, Milton Suggs, Freddie Wrenn, Tony Waters

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The Liberation of the Contemporary Jazz Guitar, Bruce Johnson and Rodney Jones, 1977, Strata East SES 19772

Tracks : The Liberation Of Contemporary Jazz Guitar, G.E.N., Country And West Indian, Around The Planet Earth

Musicians : Bruce Johnson, Rodney Jones

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Erotica Suite, John Gordon, 1978, Strata East SES 19780

Tracks : 1st Movement - Desire, 2nd Movement - Fulfillment, 3rd Movement - Aftermath, 4th Movement - Consequences, Ora Lee Tingle, Neleh, Blue Na

Musicians : John Gordon, Waymond Reed, James Spaulding, John Miller, Lyle Atkinson, Frank Derrick III

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Compassion, Charles Tolliver, 1980, Strata East SES 8001

Tracks : Earl's World, Impact, Compassion, Truth

Musicians : Charles Tolliver, Nathan Page, Steve Novosel, Alvin Queen

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Hell's Bells, John Hicks, 1980, Strata East SES 8002

Tracks : Hell's Bells, Avojca, Yemenja, Angie's Tune

Musicians : John Hicks, Clint Houston, Cliff Barbaro

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The New York Bass Violin Choir, The New York Bass Violin Choir, 1980, Strata East SES 8003

Tracks : Keep Me In Mind, Biskit, John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Monica, Veronica, House Of The Rising Sun

Musicians : Lisle Atkinson, Ron Carter, Richard Davis, Micheal Fleming, Milt Hinton, Sam Jones, Bill Lee, Sonny Brown, George Coleman, Harold Mabern

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