Bert Myrick – Live ‘n Well – Strata/ bbe

There’s something inescapability intoxicating to be found in the summer breeze, just like there is in the electric downtown air of night, as this Jazz blows hot and cold across the spectrum. Rescued from relative obscurity by DJ Amir’s 180 Proof Records and originally released back in 1974 by Detroit’s infamous Strata imprint this ‘live’ recording my not spell lush in terms of smooth production but more than makes up for that via its sheer, crunching emotion which at once soars with fiery Horns amid punchy, free-thinking drums and Kenny Cox’s – who owned the label – poignantly, engaging Piano along with the sort of robust bass playing we frankly need to hear much more of.  Four tracks of equal majesty await your discovery here teasing you with an abandon of rough textures and challenging impressions which catch the very essence of being.

Release: June 16 on Vinyl, CD & Digital formats.

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