PRICE: $22.00
IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
Eastern Horizons
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
VOT 006CD VOT 006CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/24/2008

"Votary Records is very proud to announce the reissue of this 1967 Australian modern jazz masterpiece. Considered to be one of Australia's most important modern sessions, Eastern Horizons is an album of extraordinary force. A pioneering exploration of Eastern-influenced free jazz that stands as one of the earliest prototypes of the genre. Notably, this session from Sydney predates other more widely-acknowledged Eastern-influenced albums as well as other 'Indo jazz' recordings of the late '60s and early '70s. Following in the footsteps of early '60s Coltrane and the work of Ornette Coleman, The Charlie Munro Quartet were undoubtedly one of the most important groups to emerge from the Australian scene. Formed from the ashes of the Bryce Rohde Quartet, saxophonist and cellist Charlie Munro and drummer/percussionist Mark Bowden continued to explore the Lydian Mode with their new Quartet. Enlisting young players Neville Whitehead on bass (future Neil Ardley and Ian Carr) and top Sydney session trombonist Bob McIvor (Sven Libaek), they together delved deep into free form jazz exploration. Until now, this revolutionary session has been known only to a small group of loyal jazz aficionados and high-end record collectors, as the virtues of this quartet have yet to be documented. We are excited to offer this reissue as an important insight into Australian jazz from the 1960s."