Friday, August 6, 2010
Luther Thomas & John Lindberg Live in St. Louis, 1977
We turn back the clock to 1977 and a live appearance of altoist Luther Thomas and bassist John Lindberg at Major Beaux's in St. Louis. It's available as Spirit of St. Louis (Ayler Download 064), an Ayler Records Download Series release that you can get directly from Ayler Records for $10 (see the Ayler link on this page).
John Lindberg is a bassist's bassist; Luther Thomas had a bop-to-free sensibility and deserves much more in the way of recognition. Together they do a very attractive set that has free segments, some blues, and a version of Bird's "Bloomdido."
This one may not change the world but it's a very good example of Mr.Thomas catching a little fire. No need to call 911. Just download and check it out.