Phil Ranelin: The Found Tapes - Live in LA

Live in Los Angeles is a four LP box set from Tribe Records co-founder Phil Ranelin, celebrating a trio of LA club performances from 1978-1981 which remain especially significant to the visionary trombonist.
Backed by a young Billy Childs on piano, Ralph Penland on drums, and Tony Dumas on bass, Ranelin was in peak form as a player and bandleader during this period. This is particularly true of one specific outing at the now shuttered Maiden Voyage in Los Angeles on July 19, 1981, which is presented in full within this set.
Phil writes, "When I moved to Los Angeles in 1977 to join Freddie Hubbard’s band, I thought I would be content playing with one of the greatest trumpeters ever. However, after about a year the urge to develop the concept that I was working on with Tribe returned. I connected with three phenomenal young talents and began playing at various venues in LA. The night captured at the Maiden Voyage was probably one of the last gigs, and by then the trio felt comfortable interpreting my loose but tight concept and added their youthfulness and adventuresome mood."
The audio was restored from decades old cassette tapes which have never been heard until now. The release will be available everywhere on January 26th as a 4xLP box set, 3xCD set, and in digital formats.
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Volume 1
A1 He The One We All Knew
A2 Vibes From The Tribe (Part 1)
B1 Vibes From The Tribe (Part 2)
B2 Of Times Gone By
Volume 2
A1 Bye Bye Blackbird
B1 Saint Thomas
Volume 3
A1 I Love You
B1 Love Dream
B2 Just The Way You Are
Volume 4
A1 A Night In Tunisia
A2 He The One We All Knew
B1 Bye Bye Blackbird
B2 Birdlike
Volumes 1-3 & Volume 4 A1: Recorded live at the Maiden Voyage (July 19, 1981) by Charles Moore
Volume 4 A2: Recorded live at the Sound Room (December 1978) by Phil Ranelin
Volume 4 B1-2: Recorded live at Two Dollar Bills (1980) by Phil Ranelin
Editing and Tape Restoration Coordination by Carlos Niño
Tape Restoration and Mixing by Andy Kravitz at Studio 4 West, Venice, California
Mastered by Kern Haug
Design & Layout by Mitch Rossiter
Very special thanks to Jesse Peterson for Archival Coordination and Support