Joe McPhee

UNDERRATED Joe McPhee's 'Nation Time': We completely slept on this reissue from the fantastic indie label Atavistic's "Unheard Music Series" back in 2000, but we advise you to seek out this unearthed 1970 live recording before the decade ends. Imagine the rich, edge-of-chaos blowing of Ornette Coleman teamed with an airtight guitar-and-keyboard ensemble as funky as James Brown's backing band. It's acid jazz that burns.
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