Recorded Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival

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Recorded Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey Handy.jpeg
Live album by John Handy
Released 1966
Recorded September 18, 1965
Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey
Genre Jazz
Length 47:00
Label Columbia
CS 9262
Producer John H. Hammond
John Handy chronology
Jazz
(1962)
Recorded Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival
(1965)
The 2nd John Handy Album
(1966)

Recorded Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival is a live album by saxophonist John Handy, recorded in 1965 and released in 1966. It is Handy's most famous album and his debut on Columbia. The original album only features two long instrumental pieces, notable for their "free form", a peculiar use of harmonies and unusual instruments (violin and guitar along with more "classic" jazz instruments are uncommon in jazz music). The bonus track "Tears of Ole Miss (Anatomy of a Riot)", which was added to the now out-of-print 1996 CD edition, was originally featured on New View!.

The album is mentioned in 1995 Charles Burnett's short film When It Rains. Influential critic Ralph J. Gleason called the lineup on the album "an exciting group and one of that will make jazz history."[1] Notwithstanding the praises and its relevance, Recorded Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival still remains a little-known album.

This album is also #67 in a list titled "The 100 Jazz Albums That Shook the World", published by 'jazzwise' magazine.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Handy.

  1. "If Only We Knew" - 27:29
  2. "Spanish Lady" - 19:31
  3. "Tears of Ole Miss (Anatomy of a Riot)" - 23:37 Bonus track on CD reissue, recorded on June 28, 1967 at Village Gate, New York City

Personnel[edit]

On bonus track

References[edit]