Charles Sullivan
Kozmigroov Albums
Genesis [Strata East, 1974 (reissued on Inner City, 1976)]
Re-Entry [WhyNot, 1976]
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Charles Sullivan is a trumpeter who, most significantly, appeared on Carlos Garnett's Black Love, Bennie Maupin's Jewel In The Lotus, and Teruo Nakamura's Unicorn. Genesis is highlighted by a darkly resigned Dee Dee Bridgewater on a song about suicide called "Now I'll Sleep."  When Sullivan joins her at the end of the track, the effect is wrenching. This is necessarily followed by the celebratory title track is 17+ minutes of core kozmigroov, with highlights from Stanley Cowell on piano/elp, Lawrence Killian on percussion, the seemingly ubiquitous Sonny Fortune on sax and Alex Blake, who tosses a very rockish electric bass solo into the proceedings. It's a string of solos, but the entries and exits are remarkably subtle and actually tend to collectively build the dynamic of the piece. [DW]

Can you tell me how to find this cd. I had the album in 1976 and lost it in ahouse fire.

please tell me how i can find thies cd. I had the album in 1976 and lost it in a house fire.

Genesis - An excellent session of spiritual soul jazz -- played by trumpeter Charles Sullivan in a mode that's a perfect summation of the Strata East sound of the 70s. The group's a large collective ensemble -- with Stanley Cowell on piano, Sonny Fortune on alto, L Sharon Freeman on Fender Rhodes, and either Alphonze Mouzon or Billy Hart on drums. Dee Dee Bridgewater sings vocals on a few cuts, and the mix of grooves runs from mellow and moody, to funky and modal.