Boomkat Product Review:
My, you lucky people - this is one truly welcome collection, a devotional love letter to the man Louis Hardin. Once you know about this guy, there's little you can do to shake his melodies and rhythm from your head. A personal friend of Charlie Parker, Lester Young, in fact most of the prime period new york jazzers, Louis quite seriously saw one of his main forebears as Bach, and there's a remarkable counterpoint in his music between his collection of totally unique, self-designed and made instruments and an apparently innate sense of harmonics. Comprising some scandalously rare new york eps from the late forties and early fifties with a splash of later material, Moondog should be a lifelong obsession for any person and when you hear his mingus-like horns on the track mr scruff unashamedly ripped wholesale for "get a move on", you should have an inkling how important this guy is. An absolute must, no joke.