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Duo Exchange was the flagship release of Survival Records. Percussionist Rashied Ali and saxophonist Frank Lowe were both in a hurry to ignite their careers as leaders, and this record lit the match. Survival Records was a joint venture between the duo, and the recording sessions done at Marzette Watts's studio were the maiden voyage of their partnership. They went in to capture the vehemence bursting forth nightly in the downtown lofts, and the results were furious, brutal, and poignant. With the release of this album in 1973, Ali and his family and Frank Lowe and his family all became executives and clerks helping to get the word out. And getting the records out-at loft shows and Village record haunts. The message of untamed tenor saxophone and Ali's drums should sound familiar: That's the combination that made Jazz history in Ali's 1967 duets with his then-employer, John Coltrane. What eventually came out as Interstellar Space is it's own pinnacle of the genre, but it's release was still a year off when Duo Exchange was issued to the public. Mixed and mastered from the original tapes, this expanded 2020 edition restores sections of the original record inexplicably excised from the CD release in the nineties, and expands on it with more than double the playing time of the original LP with fascinating outtake versions that rephrase the familiar tracks. 2xLP gatefold tip-on jacket.
Duo Exchange was the flagship release of Survival Records. Percussionist Rashied Ali and saxophonist Frank Lowe were both in a hurry to ignite their careers as leaders, and this record lit the match. Survival Records was a joint venture between the duo, and the recording sessions done at Marzette Watts's studio were the maiden voyage of their partnership. They went in to capture the vehemence bursting forth nightly in the downtown lofts, and the results were furious, brutal, and poignant. With the release of this album in 1973, Ali and his family and Frank Lowe and his family all became executives and clerks helping to get the word out. And getting the records out-at loft shows and Village record haunts. The message of untamed tenor saxophone and Ali's drums should sound familiar: That's the combination that made Jazz history in Ali's 1967 duets with his then-employer, John Coltrane. What eventually came out as Interstellar Space is it's own pinnacle of the genre, but it's release was still a year off when Duo Exchange was issued to the public. Mixed and mastered from the original tapes, this expanded 2020 edition restores sections of the original record inexplicably excised from the CD release in the nineties, and expands on it with more than double the playing time of the original LP with fascinating outtake versions that rephrase the familiar tracks. 2xLP gatefold tip-on jacket.
881626557716

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Format: Vinyl
Label: SUVL
Rel. Date: 02/14/2020
UPC: 881626557716

Duo Exchange: Complete Sessions
Artist: Rashied Ali / Lowe,Frank
Format: Vinyl
New: Not in stock
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Master Take
2. Rehearsal / Breakdown
3. Master Take
4. Complete Alternate Take
5. Rashied's Instructions
6. Master Take
7. Discussion with Watts
8. Master Take
9. Soundcheck Fragments 1
10. Complete Alternative Take 1
11. Idiscussion Among Ali, Lowe, Watts 1
12. Complete Alternate Take 1
13. Warmup Fragments ; Incomplete Rehearsal Take 1
14. Rehearsal/Soundcheck Take 1
15. Two Soundcheck Fragments 1
16. Complete Take 1
17. Incomplete Take 1
18. Alternative [Short] Take

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Duo Exchange was the flagship release of Survival Records. Percussionist Rashied Ali and saxophonist Frank Lowe were both in a hurry to ignite their careers as leaders, and this record lit the match. Survival Records was a joint venture between the duo, and the recording sessions done at Marzette Watts's studio were the maiden voyage of their partnership. They went in to capture the vehemence bursting forth nightly in the downtown lofts, and the results were furious, brutal, and poignant. With the release of this album in 1973, Ali and his family and Frank Lowe and his family all became executives and clerks helping to get the word out. And getting the records out-at loft shows and Village record haunts. The message of untamed tenor saxophone and Ali's drums should sound familiar: That's the combination that made Jazz history in Ali's 1967 duets with his then-employer, John Coltrane. What eventually came out as Interstellar Space is it's own pinnacle of the genre, but it's release was still a year off when Duo Exchange was issued to the public. Mixed and mastered from the original tapes, this expanded 2020 edition restores sections of the original record inexplicably excised from the CD release in the nineties, and expands on it with more than double the playing time of the original LP with fascinating outtake versions that rephrase the familiar tracks. 2xLP gatefold tip-on jacket.
        
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