PM Records LP Set V.2
This LP set contains three sealed albums from Gene Perla’s stellar PM Records label. Egon and Madlib recently visited Perla in his Pennsylvanian home and found boxes of sealed albums in his basement. They pulled their favorites and are assembling them in sets of sealed albums. These albums, while sealed, and assumed to be in NM condition, are sold as is. There are no returns. The styles range from the deepest modal jazz to fusion to sophisticated mellow grooves in this second entry.
Open Sky – Open Sky (1973) “This group represents the first organized music I took an active part in with my long time associate, drummer Bob Moses and bassist Frank Tusa. The music looked towards the “chordless” groups of Sonny Rollins and Ornette Coleman with influences ranging from late Coltrane, world and 20th century contemporary music. The “Open Sky” recording was a live concert at the public radio station, WBAI in New York City. “Spirit in the Sky” was recorded in the studio and features other artists with some overdubbing. As I look back over the decades, there is a freshness and openness in this music that represents my earliest endeavors in jazz, occurring at the same that I was serving my “apprenticeship” with Elvin Jones and Miles Davis.” – David Liebman
Pat LaBarbara – Pass It On (1976) “This album captures Pat interpreting his own music in company with younger brother Joe LaBarbera, alternately pianists Richard Beirach (Side 1) and Don Thompson (Side 2), and bassist Gene Perla, who also produced the session. “Pass It On” is a good post-Coltrane material, with interesting tunes, lots of drive and room for inspired soloing.” – Jazz Forum
Sonny Greenwich – Evol-ution, Love’s Reverse (1979) “Despite rare appearances, Greenwich is one of Canada’s truly major jazz figures…. a passionate soloist who has developed both his own technique and musical language.” – Peter Goddard, The Toronto Star