Codona :: Willisau, Switzerland, September 1, 1978

Earlier this year, we shared a sweet Codona recording from late in the trio’s all-too-brief run. Here’s one from right near the beginning. This Swiss FM broadcast from 1978 captures Codona in full flight, with Collin Walcott’s sitar, Don Cherry’s trumpet and Nana Vaconcelos’ percussion weaving a magical web. The players waste no time getting right into it; the opening “New Light” is 16 minutes of pure joy. | t wilcox

Download: Codona :: Willisau, Switzerland, September 1, 1978

New Light / Intro / Mumakata / Colemanwonder: Race face / Sir Duke / Let Thy Wish Become My Desire / Que Faser / Like That Of Sky / Togo

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