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Norman Connors Dance Of Magic - Remastered 180 Gram - Sealed UK Vinyl LP


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NORMAN CONNORS Dance Of Magic (Pure Pleasure Analogue limited edition 4-track stereo LP, remastered and pressed on 180-gram black vinyl. Originally released in 1972 and featuring a who's who of jazz-fusion titans including Herbie Hancock, Stanley Clarke, Carlos Garnett, Eddie Hernderson, Gary Bartz, Art Webb, and others. Featuring the 21-minute title track and three more shorter but no less epic compositions. Picture sleeve with original cover artwork, hype sticker & factory sealed. Highly recommended)

Recorded with a who's who of fusion titans including trumpeter Eddie Henderson, bassist Stanley Clarke, and keyboardist Herbie Hancock, Dance of Magic channels the lessons drummer Norman Connors learned in the employ of Pharoah Sanders, Sam Rivers, and Sun Ra, marshaling Latin rhythms, electronic textures, and cosmic mysticism to create nondenominational yet deeply spiritual funk-jazz. The sprawling 21-minute title cut spans the entirety of the record's first half, capturing a monumental jam session that explores the outer edges of free improvisation but never steps past the point of no return.

Connors' furious drumming is like a trail of bread crumbs that leads his collaborators back home. The remaining three tracks are smaller in scale but no less epic in scope, culminating with the blistering "Give the Drummer Some." by Jason Ankeny

Side One
1. Dance Of Magic 21:00

Side Two
1. Morning Change 6:29
2. Blue 10:20
3. Give The Drummer Some 2:22

Gary Bartz - Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Stanley Clarke - Bass
Norman Connors - Drums
Art Webb - Flute
Anthony Wiles - Percussion [African], Balafon [Baliphone] –
Nat Bettis - Percussion [African], Congas
Herbie Hancock - Piano, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes]
Carlos Garnett - Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Eddie Henderson – Trumpet
Cecil McBee – bass
Airto Moreira – percussion
Alphonse Mouzon – percussion
Billy Hart - percussion

Engineer: Harry Yarmark
Producer: Dennis Wilen, Skip Drinkwater

5*Review from UK VIBE by Steve W. Heath
So let’s picture the scene in Jimmy Carter’s 1976: Norman was notching up chart credits, Stanley Clarke, Alphonse Mouzon and Cecil McBee had made their own albums, the Vietnam War was over and, oh yes, the Buddah label had a cracking album they decided to reissue as the season for giving approached with some bright spark at the label rebooting the sleeve artwork for good measure. And that’s when the proverbial penny dropped and the album elevated itself to the high standing we hold it in today – a majestic classic.

As with all reissues from the PP People, exquisite re-mastering, sleeve printing and 180g pressing gives the album all the credit and respect it deserves and for this writer, the best copy he’s ever owned. For us and for Norman, this was to be the start of something very special and should be welcomed into households near and far – with or without a dapper jacket and scarf!

Artist - Norman Connors (click link for complete listing)
Title - Dance Of Magic (click link for more of the same title)
Year of Release - 2023
Format - vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label - Pure Pleasure Analogue
Catalogue No - PPANBDS5674 (click link for more)
Country of Origin - United Kingdom
Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Audiophile – This is an Audiophile item. Click link for similar items
Additional info - Picture Sleeve
Barcode - 5060149623534
Condition - This item is in Excellent condition or better (unless it says otherwise in the above description). We buy items as close to Mint condition as possible and many will be unplayed and as close to new as you could hope to find. Irrespective of the source, all of our collectables meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed. Click here for more info. Ref No - NC3LPDA812508
Related Artists - Aquarian Dream.

00s Artists, Fusion, Jazz, Soul and r&b.

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