The last cut of the show Sunday was taken from a legendary lost album. Lost twice really. Reissued on the Unheard Music Series as a CD in 2000, saxophonist Joe McPhee’s three-song LP Nation Time, originally released on indie label CjRecords in 1971 is a sprawling combination of free-jazz-funk-soul-righteousness. Once again out of print and fetching high prices for even the reissues, we bumped through the speakers the second cut on the CD, “Shakey Jake.”
You can listen to it here. With Joe McPhee (tenor sax), Otis Greene (alto sax), Dave Jones (electric guitar), Herbie Lehman (organ) and Bruce Thompson (drums). Recorded live at Chicago Hall at the Vassar College Urban Center for Black Studies, December, 1970.