Barney McAll – Precious Energy (Extra Celestial Arts – Australia - 2022)
Australian jazz pianist, keyboardist and composer, Barney McAll dropped this superb album in 2022 halfway between New Soul and Spiritual Jazz paying tributes to some of greatest names of Black Music : John Coltrane, Stevie Wonder, Pharoah Sanders. & Leon Thomas. It features the great tenor sax Gary Bartz on severals tracks : John Coltrane - Homage To Strata East a deep version of The Descendant of Mike & Phoebe tune), Homage To Stevie Wonder, Sweet Sweet Spirit - Homage To Doris Akers.
The album fuses all Barney’s band-stand experience with the likes of Gary Bartz , Sia, Dewey Redman, Maceo Parker, Billy Harper and Fred Wesley into a hybrid of avante-funk, soul and improvisation.
New unsealed copy.