Alabama Feeling

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“In late 1977, Arthur Doyle brought his quintet to New York to play at the Brook, a loft space on West 17th Street managed by Charles Tyler, with whom Doyle formed the label Dra that same year. The saxophonist / flautist / vocalist was joined by old friends from his hometown of Birmingham — Charles Stephens on trombone and Rashied Sinan on drums. Sinan turned up with a student of his, Bruce Moore, ‘to give it more rhythmic feel,’ and Richard Williams was brought in on Fender bass to take on both drummers. From the opening, splendidly titled “November 8th or 9th — I Can’t Remember When,” Alabama Feeling pounds the listener into the ground with thrilling energy; dreadful sound quality perfectly suits the no wave ethos of the period.” This 1998 reissue includes liner notes by Rudolph Grey