Monday, 17 February 2014

3rd Ward Vibration Society : 1976

3rd Ward Vibration Society
Texas State University Jazz Ensemble featuring Arnett Cobb : 1976.
SUM Records.

More titanic jazz from Texas.

The title track from this obscure big band slammer on the little known SUM label, which includes a healthy dose of players from The Lightmen (no Buubha Thomas) plus one. The Texas State always brought the powerhouse sound, but this one goes far beyond anything else. Think Locke Saints, no don't think Locke Saints .. This blows them away. Killer groove music library dropped a couple of tracks way back, but not this bomb.

Check it, and tell me i'm wrong.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Sadao LIVE European Collaboration : 1970 pt3

The 3rd and final installment. Both versions converted to audio files, with b2v at the controls. Big thanks again, loving this from start to finish. A surprise comment leading to an amazing contribution. 

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Sadao LIVE European Collaboration : 1970 pt2

The final installment of this amazing contribution from that man, b2v. More joyous, and impossibly rare footage of Sadao Watanabe and his team of J-jazz giants. Ably accompanied by some far-out sounds from Sonny Sharrock.  
Essential gears.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Sadao LIVE European Collaboration : 1970 pt1

Sadao Watanabe video.
Live 1970

This is special, very very special.

An amazing contribution from b2v. The chances are this has never been seen since the time it was recorded, and captures some real Japanese jazz heavy weights cutting loose.

Many thanks to France's finest, you struck jazz gold this time. The second part is all lined up and ready to go, and includes some pretty far out sounds from Sonny Sharrock. 

Enjoy, and don't forget to share the love with a comment or two.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

M'Boom view

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Friday, 29 November 2013

The Liberation of the Contemporary Jazz Guitar

Highly recommended, rare Strata East joint

Monday, 25 November 2013