- Released: July 16, 2013
- Label: Int'l Phonograph Inc
- 1.Call To The Festival
- 2.The Second Set
- 4.Abstractions For Three Lovers
Originally recorded on April 1st, 1969, Flight for Four by the John Carter & Bobby Bradford Quartet has long been sought after by jazz aficionados, but has been unavailable on CD until now. International Phonograph has given this classic free-bop recording the full deluxe treatment from its special packaging to its meticulous sound quality. Originally receiving 4.5 stars in Downbeat magazine, the CD, like the original vinyl, contains 5 stunning performances by one of the most original ensembles in jazz annals. The group sounds as alive and fresh today as it did then, tapping into the roots of jazz while juxtaposing it with a modern, fresh approach. Flight for Four stands as a monument to the unsung but heroic music that emerged from Los Angeles in the late 1960s from groups such as the John Carter & Bobby Bradford Quartet. It is now finally available again to the public. Alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet - John Carter, trumpet - Bobby Bradford, bass - Tom Williamson, drums - Buzz Freeman.