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Lester Bowie
The Great Pretender

Lester Bowie trumpet
Hamiet Bluiett baritone saxophone
Donald Smith piano, organ
Fred Williams basses
Phillip Wilson drums
Fontella Bass vocal
David Peaston vocal
The Great Pretender
It's Howdy Doody Time
When The Doom (Moon) Comes Over The Mountain
Rios Negroes
Rose Drop
Oh, How The Ghost Sings

Recorded June 1981
ECM 1209

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Flamboyant trumpeter Lester Bowie was a sonic scientist with roots in R & B, the blues and carnival music: his first ECM leader disc good-humoredly explores these elements.

This album is part of the ECM TOUCHSTONES series: Great music and full-dimensional sound at download price, in cardboard covers with original artwork.

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