Transitory - Pork Pie - 1974
Pork Pie - Transitory released by MPS, MPS 68.125
Jasper Van't Hof: electric piano, prepared organ, grand piano, celesta
Charlie Mariano: soprano sax, alto sax, flute, bamboo-flute, nagaswaram
Philip Catherine: electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Aldo Romano: drums
Ivanir "Mandrake" do Nascimento: congas, pandeiro, tambourin, agogo, bells
Recorded at Conny's Studio, Neunkirchen May 17th/ 18th and remixed June 13th/ 14th 1974 by Conny Plank.
I bought this in Amsterdam in 1981 only because of the track Transitory. Transitory (Part 2) is the same Transitory that opens the Jan Akkerman - Live (Montreux album).
Side 1 is amazing; it is driving jazz-rock with the sound more jazz than rock. Maybe a bit like Sneezing Bull from Con Proby, that sort of sound but more raw energy. Angel Wings is a Philip Catherine tune which he later re-recorded on one of his Moods recordings. This version is totally electric, very intense playing.
Side 2 is less accessible, but after repeated listenings Something Wrong and Bassamba are superb jazz-fusion, but again different to say Mahavishnu.