Black Paladins

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Black Paladins
Black Paladins.jpg
Studio album by Joseph Jarman & Don Moye
Released 1979
Recorded December 19 & 20, 1979
Genre Jazz
Length 37:20
Label Black Saint
Producer Giacomo Pellicciotti
Joseph Jarman chronology
The Magic Triangle
(1979)The Magic Triangle1979
Black Paladins
Earth Passage - Density
(1981)Earth Passage - Density1981

Black Paladins is an album by American jazz saxophonist Joseph Jarman and percussionist Don Moye featuring Johnny Dyani recorded in 1979 for the Italian Black Saint label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Brian Olewnick awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Black Paladins was the Jarman/Moye duo's most successful effort, and one of the most rewarding projects either was involved with outside of the Art Ensemble. A delicious recording".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Joseph Jarman except as indicated
  1. "Mama Marimba" (Johnny Dyani) - 3:22
  2. "In Memory of My Seasons" - 6:20
  3. "Humility in the Light of the Creator" (Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre) - 8:33
  4. "Black Paladins" (Henry Dumas, Jarman) - 8:04
  5. "Ginger Song" - 2:54
  6. "Ode to Wilbur Ware" (Don Moye) - 8:07
  • Recorded at Barigozzi Studio in Milano, Italy on December 19 & 20, 1979



  1. ^ Black Saint discography accessed May 10, 2011
  2. ^ a b Olewnick, B. Allmusic Review accessed May 10, 2011