McCoy Tyner . Message from the Nile . Extensions . Blue Note . 1973

Personel: McCoy Tyner – piano
Gary Bartz – alto saxophone
Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophonesoprano saxophone
Ron Carter – bass
Elvin Jones – drums
Alice Coltrane – harp (tracks 1, 3 & 4)

Alice Coltrane . World Galaxy . My Favorite Things . Impulse! Records . 1972

Personel: Alice Coltrane – pianoorganharptanpourapercussion
Frank Lowe – saxophone, percussion
Leroy Jenkins – solo violin
Reggie Workman – bass
Ben Riley – drums
Elayne Jones – timpani
Swami Satchidananda – voice

Sonny Sharrock . Black Woman . Portrait of Linda in Three Colors, All Black . Vortex Records . 1969 (vocals by Linda Sharrock)

Personel: Sonny Sharrock – guitar
Dave Burrell – piano
Norris Jones – bass
Milford Graves – drums
Linda Sharrock – voice
Teddy Daniel – trumpet (tracks 3-5)
Richard Pierce – bass (tracks 3-5)
Gary Sharrock – bells (track 1)

Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Research Arkestra . Planets of Life or Death: Amiens ’73 . Love In Outer Space . Strut . 1973/2015

Alto Saxophone, Flute – Danny Davis
Alto Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo Flute, Percussion – Marshall Allen
Baritone Saxophone, Flute, Percussion – Danny Ray Thompson
Bass – Ronnie Boykins
Bass Clarinet, Flute, Percussion – Eloe Omoe
Bassoon, Flute, Percussion – James Jacson
Cello, Viola, Percussion – Alzo Wright
Drums – Tommy Hunter
Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Mini-Moog], Vocals – Sun Ra
French Horn – Brother Ahh
Percussion – Odun Shahib
Percussion, Balafon, Other [Dance] – Roger Aralamon Hazoumé
Percussion, Other [Dance] – Math Samba
Tenor Saxophone, Drums, Vocals – John Gilmore
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Akh Tal EbahKwame Hadi
Vocals, Other [Dance] – June TysonRuth Wright
Voice [Space Ethnic Voices] – Cheryl BanksJudith Holton

Steve Reid featuring The Legendary Master Brotherhood. Nova . Lions of Juda . Mustevic Sound . 1976

Personel: Acoustic Bass – Luis Angel Falcon
Arranged By – The Master Brotherhood*
Bass [Fender] – Richard Williams (4)
Drums, Producer – Steve Reid (2)
Piano [Acoustic], Organ [Electric] – Les Walker
Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Joe Rigby
Trumpet – Ahmed Abdullah

Don Cherry . Brown Rice . Malkauns . EMI . 1975

Personel on “Malkauns”: Bass – Charlie Haden Drums – Billy Higgins Tambura – Moki Trumpet – Don Cherry Written-By – CherryBeger

Sam Rivers . Crystals . Orb . Impulse! Records . 1974

Personel: Bass – Gregory Maker
Composed By, Liner Notes, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Sam Rivers
Drums, Percussion – Harold SmithWarren Smith
Soprano Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Piccolo Flute, Flute – Fred Kelly (6)
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Piano – Roland Alexander
Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Joe Ferguson (2)
Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Basset Horn, Bassoon – Paul Jeffrey
Trombone – Charles Majeed GreenleeCharles Stephens
Trombone, Tuba – Joseph Daley
Trumpet – Richard WilliamsSinclair AceyTed Daniel

William Hooker . …Is Eternal Life . Pieces I & II . Reality Unit Concepts/Superior Viaduct . 1977/2019

on “Pieces”: Alto Saxophone, Flute, Percussion – Hasaan DawkinsTenor Saxophone, Flute, Percussion – Les Goodson

John Coltrane . A Love Supreme . A Love Supreme (complete) . Impulse! Records . 1964/5

Bass – Jimmy Garrison
Composed By, Liner Notes, Tenor Saxophone – John Coltrane
Drums – Elvin Jones Piano – McCoy Tyner
Engineer [Recording], Lacquer Cut By – Rudy Van Gelder

Rahsaan Roland Kirk . The Vibration Continues . Volunteered Slavery . Atlantic . 1978

Backing Vocals [Vocal Backgrounds] – Roland Kirk Spirit Choir
Bass – Vernon Martin
Drums – Charles CrosbyJimmy HoppsSonny Brown
Piano – Ron Burton
Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Nose Flute, Gong, Whistle, Horns [Stritch, Manzello], Vocals – Roland Kirk
Trombone – Dick Griffin
Trumpet – Charles McGhee

Pharoah Sanders . Journey to the One . You’ve Got to Have Freedom . Theresa Records . 1979/80

Bass – Ray DrummondDrums – Idris MuhammadFlugelhorn – Eddie HendersonPiano – John HicksVocals – Bobby McFerrinDonna (Dee Dee) Dickerson*, Ngoh SpencerVicki RandleWritten-By, Tenor Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders

The Pyramids . Lalibela . Lalibela (complete Opus) . Pyramids Records . 1973

Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Balafon, Percussion [Masenqo], Talking Drum, Drum [Moroccan Clay Drum] – Idrissa Ackamoor*
Bass [Hagstrom Bass], Harp [Ugandan], Drum [Ethiopian], Flute [Bamboo] – Kwame Kimathi Asante
Congas, Drum [Osi], Percussion – Hekaptah
Drums, Percussion – Marcel Lytle
Flute, Piccolo Flute, Percussion – Margo Ackamoor
Photography By – Leonard L. White
Recorded By – Duane Schumacher
Soprano Saxophone, Flute [Bamboo], Percussion – Masai (6)

We climb to the Highest Temple in Lalibela
We partake of the Holy Water, eat bread and drink Tej
in the Temple with our brothers.
We look out over the immense, mountainous land
of twelve sacred churches, and bathe our spirits
in their warm majesty
We drink heartily form the Holy Well of Lalibela
the Sacred Place.

LALIBELA written by
Idrissa & Margo Ackamoor

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