John Coltrane returns to the Village Vanguard – but his sound here is a lot more far-reaching than a few years before! The album's a great counterpart to the first Vanguard session – as it takes all of the bold, soaring energy of that date, and balances it with the newly introspective sound of the later Coltrane years – plus some of the freedoms learned from the Love Supreme era. The group here showcases the new territory explored by Coltrane – with Trane himself on tenor, soprano, and a bit of bass clarinet (echoing earlier Dolphy), plus Pharoah Sanders on additional tenor, Alice Coltrane on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Rasheid Ali on drums. The album only features 2 long tracks – an incredibly soulful version of "Naima", and a very firey version of "My Favorite Things", but one that begins with a haunting bass solo by Garrison!
While most of their contemporaries in London were into the ideals of love & peace in the late sixties, the Edgar Broughton Band anticipated the virago of punk rock. Rob Edgar Broughton offered the following as a reason for their latest comeback. We always were a political and socially aware band, and in many ways the world today is similar to the world back in the sixties. The time has come to stand up and do it again. Well put. 40 years after it's formation, The Edgar Broughton Band features the original line up plus a new generation of Broughton with the addition of Edgar's son Luke. The music still has the hard, rebel edge it always had and Out Demons Out is as relevant today as it was in 1969 as you can hear on this concert recorded by the Rockpalast at the Crossroads Festival March 24nd, 2006 in Bonn, Germany.