Two days after recording the first album ever issued on the Black Saint label, Billy Harper and his quintet were onstage at the Antibes Juan-Les-Pins jazz festival. Though Black Saint is a phenomenal album and is rightfully considered as one of the finest jazz releases of the period, Antibes '75 shows that Billy and his men gathered momentum to push the boundaries of their studio effort even further.
That night, surrounded by stars, pine woods and a captivated audience, the quintet delivered a powerful and inspired performance. Never had Harper's signature tunes "Cry Of Hunger" and "Croquet Ballet" reached such a soulful expression, and we only wish that this moment of truth would have lasted a little longer.
Sam Records are honored to present to you this concert for the first time on record, a 180g LP including a 6-page insert with previously unseen photos by Gérard Rouy and Thierry Trombert and an essay by Bernard Loupias.
- Limited Edition - 2000 Copies
- 180g Vinyl
- Never-before-released live recording
- First official release with the full permission & cooperation of Billy Harper & INA (Institut National de l'Audiovisuel)
- Produced by François Lê Xuan & Fred Thomas for Sam Records/Saga
- Mastered from the original stereo master tapes
- Cut by SST (Schallplaten Schneid Technik)
- Pressed by Pallas in Germany
- 6-page booklet
- Previously unseen photos by Gérard Rouy & Thierry Trombert
- Essay by Bernard Loupias
- Each record has been visually checked to prevent defects
|Billy Harper||tenor saxophone|
|Joe Bonner||piano, arranger|
|David Friesen||double bass|
- Cry Of Hunger
- Croquet Ballet