Poughkeepsie, NY, multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee organized a great double-bill at Vassar College in 1970, featuring himself and his local underground jazz peers. One disc in the 2-CD package of previously unreleased music consists of a complete set of music by McPhee's quintet - wild and deeplysoulful free jazz quite close in spirit to McPhee's legendary debut, NATION TIME, with clear connections to Pharoah Sanders; on the second disc, a simmering Hammond B-3 set introduces the Ernie Bostic Quartet and serves as an on-the-ground, in-the-crib soul-jazz foil to McPhee's political and astral explorations.
Recorded April 30, 1970
Ernie Bostic Quartet: Ernie Bostic, Otis Greene, Herbie Leaman and Charlie Benjamin
Joe McPhee Quintet: Joe McPhee, Byron Morris, Mike Kull, Tyrone Crabb and Bruce Thompson