Quintessence: Sonoma Rag
Well know local Sonoma county jazz rarity allegedly recorded in a chicken coop in Petaluma. Because of the track “Cotati Funk” this record seems to have a reputation as a “private press jazz funk monster”, which it isn’t, and is hated upon for not living up to the hype that surrounds it. When you see it for what it is though, it’s a decent record with an almost classic Blue Note vibe to it. And the sound of the recording is very nice and stripped down – especially for a record from 1980. And Cotati Funk is a pretty nice track. I cannot confirm this as fact, but it is my personal belief that the “funk” referred to here comes from the manure so abundantly used by farmers here in Sonoma. AKA: “the Sonoma Aroma”.