The Jazz Corps Under The Direction Of Tommy Peltier - With Roland Kirk 1966
Recorded at Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA on October 11-12, 1966
During the '60s, cornetist Peltier put together an avant-garde group The Jazz Corps. They often played and recorded at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, CA. In 1966, jazz giant Rashaan Roland Kirk joined the band to recorded an album for Pacific Jazz.
The Jazz Corps was one of the best-kept secrets of the freedom movement of the 1960's. It reflected the innovations of Ornette Coleman and melded them with the New Orleans spirit of its leader, Peltier The result was a captivating LP that became hard to find shortly after its release in early 1967. Kirk is superb, the furthest "out" of the soloists and fascinating in his only recording on baritone sax. For all of its adventurousness, the music is accessible and, nearly 30 years later, timeless and fresh.
By Doug Ramsey.
All compositions by Tommy Peltier
Tommy Peltier- Trumpet,Cornet, Flugehorn
Roland Kirk- Tenor Sax, Flute, Bariton Sax, Stritch, Slidesophone, Clavietta
Fred Rodriguez- Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Flute
Lynn Blessing- Vibs
Bill Plummer- Base
Maurice Miller- Drums
05.Chalan Pago [3:32]
06.Le Blessing [8:13]
08.Another Plum [5:17]