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McIntyre / Thompson / Suggs / Fielder: Rivbea Live! Series, Volume 1 (NoBusiness)

The first in NoBusiness' Ribea Live! series from Sam & Bea Rivers' famous and influential 1970's NYC loft series is this dynamic July 12, 1975 concert led by saxophonist Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, in a quartet with Malachi Thompson on trumpet, Milton Suggs on electric bass and Alvin Fielder on drums, part of Studio Rivbea's Summer Music Festival 1975.
 

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Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre-tenor saxophone, clarinet

Malachi Thompson-trumpet

Milton Suggs-electric bass

Alvin Fielder-drums


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Includes a 16-page booklet with liner notes by Ed Hazell and black & white photos of the performers, and posters for Rivbea Studios.

Label: NoBusiness
Catalog ID: NBCD 169
Squidco Product Code: 34931

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: Lithuania
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded at Studio Rivbea, in New York, New york, on July 12th, 1975.

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The first in NoBusiness' Ribea Live! series from Sam & Bea Rivers famous and influential 1970's NYC loft series is this dynamic July 12, 1975 concert led by saxophonist Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, in a quartet with Malachi Thompson on trumpet, Milton Suggs on electric bass and Alvin Fielder on drums. The concert was part of Studio Rivbea's Summer Music Festival 1975. Thompson and Fielder are both known from their early membership in Chicago's AACM; Suggs was performing on the electric bass, still fairly new to free jazz of the era, and Suggs propels the band with his unique and confident sound. The three improvisations on this album are untitled, but fit into the late 60s free jazz formats with defined heads leading to spectacular soloing. McIntyre passed in obscurity, but this album brings to light his uncompromising skill as a composer and improviser. Importantly, these sessions are an essential start to the incredible concert series that Studio Rivbea presented, whose influence resonates to this day.


Includes a 16-page booklet with liner notes by Ed Hazell and black & white photos of the performers, and posters for Rivbea Studios.

Artist Biographies

"Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (March 24, 1936 Ð November 9, 2013) was an American free jazz tenor saxophonist.

McIntyre, who was born in Clarksville, Arkansas but raised in Chicago, studied at the Chicago College of Music, and during the 1960s began playing with musicians such as Malachi Favors, Muhal Richard Abrams, and Roscoe Mitchell. Along with them he became a member of the ensemble Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in the mid-1960s. His first solo record appeared in 1969. During this time he also recorded as a session musician for Delmark Records, playing with George Freeman, J.B. Hutto, and Little Milton, among others.

McIntyre moved to New York City in the 1970s, playing at Sam Rivers's Rivbea Studios and teaching at Karl Berger's Creative Studio. He and Muhal Richard Abrams toured Europe several times. After his 1981 live album, McIntyre recorded very little, playing on the streets and in the subways of New York. His next major appearance on record wasn't until 1998, with Pheeroan akLaff and Michael Logan; the following year, he played with many AACM ensemble members on the album Bright Moments. He continued to release as a leader into the 2000s."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalaparusha_Maurice_McIntyre)
7/10/2024

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Malachi Thompson was a US jazz trumpeter (August 21, 1949, Princeton, Kentucky Ñ July 16, 2006, Chicago, Ill). He was known for the groups Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, Roland Alexander Quintet. He released albums under his own name on the Delmark and Ra Records labels.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/master/2693426-Malachi-Thompson-The-Seventh-Son)
7/10/2024

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Milton Suggs is an American jazz bassist. He is the father of jazz singer Milton Suggs. He is known for the groups Elvin Jones Quartet, Elvin Jones Quintet, Mary Lou Williams Trio.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/292608-Milton-Suggs)
7/10/2024

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"Alvin Leroy Fielder, Jr. Born: November 23, 1935 in Meridian, Mississippi. Died January 5, 2019. Drums, Percussion, Composer. Father, Alvin Fielder Sr., studied coronet. Mother played piano and violin; grandmother played piano; mother's brother played clarinet. Brother, William, is Director of Jazz Studies, trumpeter, and trumpet instructor at Rutgers University.

At 13, Alvin Fielder began musical studies by joining Harris Senior High Band in Meridian, Mississippi, under leadership of Carlia "Duke" Otis. Alvin continued studies with Ed Blackwell while in New Orleans studying pharmacy at Xavier U. in 1952-53. After transferring to Texas Southern U. in Houston, TX, he continued course of study with Herb Brockstein as well as private lessons with George "Dude" Brown, Gene Ammons, drummer from Washington, DC, and Clarence Johnston, James Moody's drummer, from Boston, MA, whenever they came through Houston working. Alvin also had informal lessons with Jual Curtis and G.T. Hogan.

From 1954-56, Alvin worked with the "Pluma" Davis sextet, which included Don Wilkerson, Richard "Dicky Boy" Lillie, John Browning, Carl Lott, Cr., and many other Houston jazz luminaries. He backed such artists as Lowell Fulsom, Amos Milburn and other R&B artists with extended engagements in Houston. Alvin also made several studio dates for Duke records. He was also active on Houston jazz scene with Jimmy Harrison Quintet, John Browning quintet, and Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson sextet.

From 1959 to 1968, Alvin was active in Chicago with: Sun Ra Arkestra 1960-61, Muhal Richard Abrams 1962-63, Roscoe Mitchell 1963-66, Eddie Harris and Kalaparusha 1965, co-op trio with Fred Anderson and Lester Lashley 1967-69. In between, he worked with John Stubblefield, Jack DeJohnette, "Scotty" Holt, Joseph Jarman, and other Chicago jazz musicians. Alvin is a charter member of AACM with Muhal Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Anderson, Malachi Favors, Jodie Christian, Steve McCall, Phil Cohran, Thurman Barker, Ajaramu, Charles Clark, Christopher Gaddy, Freddy Berry, etc.

While in NY in 1962, Alvin played and rehearsed with Ernie Farrow, Bernard McKinney, Ray McKinney, Wilbur Ware, Vincent Pitts, Pat Patrick, George Scott and musicians associated with this era.

Alvin moved back to Mississippi in late 1968 to take over family pharmacy due to father's illness. With John Reese and Black Arts Music Society, Alvin was active in obtaining grants from NEA and Mississippi Arts Commission to bring musicians such as Roscoe Mitchell, John Stubblefield, Malachi Favors, Muhal Richard Abrams, Clifford Jordan and others to Mississippi.

Alvin worked extensively in early 1970s with Joe Jennings, alto saxophonist now in Atlanta, and Edward "Kidd" Jordan, multi-saxophonist from New Orleans, with whom he co-leads the Improvisational Arts quintet. One of the most important new music groups in the South, IAQ has included at various times Clyde Kerr, trumpet; Alvin Thomas, tenor saxophone; London Branch, Elton Herron, basses; Darryl Levine, piano; Kent Jordan, flute. Also worked with Dennis Gonzalez, trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist from Dallas, another leader on the new music scene in Dallas and TX.

Alvin also had a founding role in the nationally-acclaimed Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Jazz Camp in New Orleans, LA. Alvin has been involved with this growing program since it began in 1995.

Recordings include Sound (1967) with Roscoe Mitchell Sextet, No Compromise (1983) with IAQ, The New New Orleans Music (1985) with New Music Jazz for Rounder, and Liquid Magic, Bannar, Namesake (all 1987) and Debenge-Debenge (1988) for Silkheart, (2006) Live at The Blue Monk, and (2004) Resolving Doors, The Joel Futterman, Alvin Fielder, Ike Levin Trio.

Appearances include Lincoln Center, Chicago; NO Jazz & Heritage Festival; Jazz Marathon '82 Festival, Holland; Moers Intl. New Jazz Festival, Germany 1982; Jazz Danes LA Drones Festival, France 1984; Northsea Jazz Festival, Netherlands 1984; Heinekin Jazz Festival, Netherlands 1988; Atlanta and Texas jazz festivals 1989; Festival Intl. de Louisiane 1991."

-Alvin Fielder Website (http://www.alvinfielder.com/)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Unidentified Title I 13:58

2. Unidentified Title II 16:04

3. Unidentified Title III 12:36

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