First Set

Presented as the audio companion to her poetry collection Flatbush Cowgirl, Golda Solomon, hailed as the “Medicine Woman of Jazz,” performs her sensuous jazz poetry as it meets the grooves of the legendary Bernard Purdie, joined by tubist Joe Exley, and violinist Tom Aalfs. Also included are 2 live cuts from her acclaimed Po’Jazz performance series now available on Po’Jazz: Takin’ It To The Hollow.

On this autobiographical CD, Golda presents her life in and about the historical NYC jazz scene, jazz greats, and the impact they had on her during her tenure living in Greenwich Village, in addition to her earlier years growing up in Brooklyn. This CD summons back to the rites of the Last Poets and captures in both musical and poetic sense the “vibe” of this legendary scene. It was only upon reflecting back was she aware that musical history was being made all around her – and this is what this CD celebrates and encapsulates.

Musicians: Tom Aalfs – violin; Essiet Essiet – bass; Joe Exley – tuba; Ron Jackson – guitar; and Bernard Purdie – drums

  • Buy Now
  • On Meeting Eric Dolphy
  • Sex Fugue
  • So What
  • Some Sundays
  • Matthew
  • Flatbush Cowgirl [excerpt]
  • The Etiquette of No
  • Spice Rack