10-Apr-2021 | The Tom - Emmanuel and Ron Experience

The Tom - Emmanuel and Ron Experience

John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Eric Dolphy, Duke Ellington and Art Blakey all feature in the story of percussionist and bandleader Emmanuel K Rahim, who had previously been known as Juan Adalbert. This somewhat obscure musician built up a substantial body of work in the 1960s and early 70s before moving to Denmark for the second chapter in his life. 

When we released Jazz On The Corner 2 last year Eddie Piller chose a fantastic track by Emmanuel K Rahim & The Kahliqs called ‘Al- Alim (The Knower)’ from his 1972 Cobblestone LP “Total Submission”. We were then alerted to the fact that Emmanuel had recorded the song as a sublime slice of spiritual soul two years earlier on his own Golden Three Records under the unwieldy name of The Tom – The Emmanuel & Ron Experience. In fact it was the flip of the crossover soul masterpiece ‘When You Lose You Groove’. Both sides were so good that we knew we had to track down the rights and on May the 7th Acid Jazz will reissue both on pristine 7-inch vinyl.