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Ronnie Boykins

Ronnie Boykins - The Will Come, Is Now (ESP Disk)

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RELEASED: 2nd April 2021
Limited Edition 180g Vinyl LP

Format:  Limited Edition 180g Vinyl LP
Cat No:  ESP3026LP

This limited edition of 500 is on black 180-gram vinyl and features the original artwork.

Legendary Sun Ra bassist Ronnie Boykins (1935-1980) stepped out on his own for his first and only release as a leader on The Will Come, Is Now. He was invited by ESP in 1964 to record his own album, and in February 1974, he told ESP that he was finally ready, and the session took place later that month. This recording not only features Boykins's solid abilities as a bassist, including his marvellous arco work, but also his talents as a composer and arranger. In addition, one is treated to an all-natural bass sound, a rare sound during this particular era of jazz history. In septet format, Boykins' six originals create a variety of moods and textures that not only evoke the music of Sun Ra but also reflect Boykins' own sensibilities as an artist.


A1. The Will Come, Is Now
A2. Starlight at the Wonder Inn
A3. Demon's Dance
B1. Dawn Is Evening, Afternoon
B2. Tipping on Heels
B3. The Third I