Marion Brown – Geechee Recollections

Geechee Recollections

Marion BrownGeechee Recollections Impulse! AS-9252 (1973)

Excellent album from Marion Brown, who never quite achieved the renown he probably deserved.  Geechee Recollections is sort of a mixture of free jazz and a touch of acoustic jazz fusion.  It’s like a more low-key version of stuff coming out of St. Louis around the same time period (Julius Hemphill et al.).  There is something pretty unique and likable about this mellow vision of avant jazz.  Though Sweet Earth Flying might be a little better-known, this one is my favorite Brown so far.