Spiritual Jazz which begins in a relaxed yet grooving mood. During the last piece it starts to burn...
Robert Ruff was unknown to me and I heard of only one other recording with him. It's a very rare and quite expensive LP - it went up to 2100 $ on ebay - maybe someone...: THE WORLD'S EXPERIENCE ORCHESTRA - THE BEGINNING OF A NEW BIRTH, World Productions BSE-1
On youtube one can hear an excerpt of the B-Side ("The Prayer").
However - Enjoy!
ROBERT RUFF "SHAZA-RA"
Robert Ruff, bass
Raqib Hassan, tenor saxophone
William Mathews, tenor saxophone
Mwalim Atif, piano
Syd Smart, drums
1. Ruff's Blues (Ruff) 13:49
2. Impressions (Coltrane) 05:20
3. Shaza-Ra (Ruff) 20:11
Recorded: August 6, 1977 at Long View Farm Studio, Massachussetts.
BAYSTATE RVJ-6022 (lp)
BAYSTATE BVCJ-35106 (cd)