January 26, 2017
Three essential titles.
Following last year’s timely Suicide reissues, Superior Viaduct has announced its first wave of 2017 releases and it’s another all-star cast.
The San Francisco-based label will kick off with a re-release of Bert Jansch’s third album Jack Orion from 1966. The influential album, which set the blueprint for a British folk revival, mixes medieval themes, traditional songs and progressive arrangements. Revisit the mesmerising epic title track below:
The Bill Dixon Orchestra’s masterstroke album Intents And Purposes will finally receive its first ever vinyl reissue. Ranked amongst Ornette’s Free Jazz and Miles’ Bitches Brew, the album is considered a landmark in the history of avant-garde jazz.
Then the label will press Ennio Morricone’s 1972 soundtrack Un Uomo Da Rispettare (translation: A Man to Respect) to vinyl, also for the first time. “Variations of noir-jazz abstraction frame the composer’s grand vision, while dissonant chords and angular arrangements recall his work with Gruppo Nuova Consonanza,” says the label of the work.