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BIRDS ON FIRE (7:59)
"Birds On Fire" and "Birds On Fire, Part 2" may have gotten their names, in part, from Mahavishnu Orchestra's "Birds Of Fire," but each tracks' auspicious characteristic is Art Jackson's unhinged, feedback-laden guitar work, which punctuates both halves of this two-part suite. That and the frantic, schitzo co-soloing from Atrocity keyboardist, Pharaoh Keyes, whose keyboard work is astounding. These particular performances pull out each and every possible stop, as The Atrocity careens from swing-driven bastard-jazz to hard-blowin' free-form noisemaking, all tempered by dizzying shifts in tone and tenor. Together, the two performances are tour de force examples of the avant-jazz that was typical of Art Jackson's Atrocity's live, brutal and raw audacity.

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from #72 ART JACKSON'S ATROCITY Live In Europe (1975), released May 21, 2017
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Art Jackson: guitar
Artis Killins: bass, vox
Pharaoh Keyes: keyboards
Pete Jay: guitar, percussion
Eric Gaye: saxophone, clarinet
Joseph Mix: saxophone, flute, effects
Kurtis Snider: drums

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We're Late For Class: Live, improvisational college collective, w/ about a dozen rotating members, anti-contract, pro-herb, some cut & paste. 77 releases & counting + merch!

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