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Org Music RSD Black Friday Titles Announced

It's a Duo of Duos!

ORG Music Record Store Day Black Friday Releases 2023 Marion Brown

Marion Brown & Leo Smith, Creative Improvisation Ensemble

Creative Improvisation Ensemble captures the meeting of two avant-garde giants, Marion Brown and Wadada Leo Smith, on May 12, 1970 in Paris, France.

The session finds Brown and Smith on their primary instruments, alto saxophone and trumpet, respectively, with both musicians performing various percussion instruments as well.

The release marks the latest edition of Org Music’s Freedom Records reissues series, mastered for vinyl by Dave Gardner and pressed at Pallas Group on audiophile-grade vinyl.

This is the first time the album has been released on vinyl since its original release in 1975.


A1 Centering A2 Njung-Lumumba Malcolm B1 And Then They Danced B2 Rhythmus #1

ORG Music Record Store Day Black Friday Releases 2023 Jerry Garcia

David Grisman & Jerry Garcia, So What 2XLP

So What is an acoustic jazz album by Jerry Garcia and mandolinist David Grisman, originally released on Grisman's Acoustic Disc label in August 1998.

Garcia and Grisman were friends and collaborators for over three decades, with Grisman’s playing famously featured on the classic Grateful Dead album American Beauty.

Joined by sidemen from Grisman's regular band (bassist Jim Kerwin, Joe Craven on percussion, and, on two numbers, flutist Matt Eakle), the co-leaders perform three versions of Miles Davis' "So What," two of apiece of Milt Jackson’s "Bag's Groove” and Davis' "Milestones," and one of Grisman's "16/16.”

So What is a rare opportunity to hear Garcia playing straight-ahead jazz music, a genre which he loved but rarely performed.

The album is finally coming to vinyl for its 25th anniversary with a double LP, including two bonus tracks, housed in gatefold with original artwork from Garcia himself.


A1 So What (Take 1, 3/8/91) A2 Bag's Groove (Take 5, 11/24/92) B1 Milestones (Take 5, 6/2/92) B2 16/16 (Take 3, 11/24/92) B3 So What (Take 1, 12/6/90) C1 Bag's Groove (Take 1, 6/4/92) C2 Milestones (Take 3, 6/2/92) D1 So What (Take 1, 6/4/92) D2 Grateful Dawg (Alternate Take) D3 Dawg’s Waltz (Alternate Take)


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