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Noah Howard: The Black Ark

Read "The Black Ark" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Noah Howard's 1969 album The Black Ark has, in an unintended way, lived up to its name in recent years. It has become, to free jazz obsessives, a sort of Ark of the Covenant, a fabled and much sought after grail and jazz message boards lit up when it was announced that the British label Bo'Weavil ...

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Noah Howard: The Black Ark

Read "The Black Ark" reviewed by Chris May

Like “rarely performed" operas, “hard to find" recordings are often obscure for a prosaic reason: they're no good. Here's a monumental exception to the rule. The Black Ark--released in small numbers on the Freedom label in 1969, out of print almost overnight, and a holy grail for collectors practically ever since--is forty minutes of passionate and ...