Rufus Harley - Re-Creation of the Gods LP
Exact repro reissue, originally released in 1972. "Re-Creation of the Gods is reminiscent of Rahsaan Roland Kirk''s later work -- eg. Blacknuss, with its mixture of spirituality and soul -- and Rufus Harley''s bagpipe sounds somewhat similar to the manzella and stritch played by Kirk. Bill Mason''s organ is an excellent complement to Rufus Harley''s bagpipe and sax. The combination hints at the organ/tenor combos of the late ''60s and early ''70s. Although the leader and Bill Mason stand out with their solos, the tight drumming and solid electric bass anchor the music within the soul-jazz tradition and add an earthy quality to the recording. The only track which seems out of place is the 23-second intro (one of the extra tracks), which seems to be from a live show by Rufus Harley''s quintet. The rest of tracks do not appear to have been recorded live, nor are they made by a quintet (rather a trio or a quartet)."