Craft Recordings has recently revealed their Record Store Day offerings for Black Friday 2022, and among them is the return of the Jazz Dispensary series with Haunted High, which will be 1-LP on Pink Splatter vinyl with embossed silver foil detail. This is “a surreal collection of tunes that explore the furthest depths of outer space—and the human mind”. The contents have been chosen primarily from the mid-’70s catalogs of Flora Purim, Mongo Santamaría, McCoy Tyner, and more.

Haunted High takes off with “Phases” from the Cannonball Adderley Quartet. The journey continues with Woody Herman’s “La Fiesta, followed by McCoy Tyner’s “Desert Cry. “Silver Sword, is a 1974 cut from Brazilian singer Flora Purim, featuring guitarist Carlos Santana at his prime. Mongo Santamaría’s “Los Indios” opens Side B, while vibraphonist Cal Tjader blends Eastern influences with Afro-Cuban beats in 1979’s “Mambo Mindoro. Two final tracks include: Gene Ammons’ rendition of “Strange Fruit” and Barbara Lewis’ 1969 performance of “The Windmills of Your Mind” (a ballad originally sung by Noel Harrison in 1968’s The Thomas Crown Affair).

Tracklist:

Side A

1.    The Cannonball Adderley Quintet – “Phases”

2.    Woody Herman – “La Fiesta”

3.    McCoy Tyner – “Desert Cry”

4.    Flora Purim – “Silver Sword”

Side B

1.    Mongo Santamaria – “Los Indios”

2.    Cal Tjader – “Mindoro”

3.    Gene Ammons – “Strange Fruit”

4.    Barbara Lewis – “Windmills of your Mind”