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Live at WKCR May 22, 1972

by Alan Braufman & Cooper-Moore

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Master tapes were recently unearthed of New York saxophonist Alan Braufman and pianist Cooper-Moore performing live as a duo on Columbia University's radio station, WKCR on May 22, 1972. The session occurred two years before Braufman, Cooper-Moore and a full band recorded Braufman's legendary debut album on India Navigation, "Valley of Search."


released September 4, 2019

Alan Braufman: Saxophone
Cooper-Moore: Piano


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In late 1974, India Navigation label owner Bob Cummins set up microphones in a New York City building’s storefront, documenting two short sets by the band with no alternate takes or additional cuts. These recordings became Alan Braufman’s debut album Valley of Search, which captures a unique and very alive historical slice of New York’s creative improvised underground. ... more

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