Thursday, 3 July 2014

Leeward : Mabumi Yamaguchi Quartet

One of the most beautiful japanese jazz albums ever. 
Very rare in WAV lossless clarity ... Dawn.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

The Stark Reality

The Stark Reality
Acting, Thinking, Feeling

Another top tip from that man Quimsy. Very special music from the Stark Reality.

Been hitting the Now-Again 3 cd compilation recently, and although the Hoagy Carmichael Music Shop is taking some time to grow on me, the live recording of ATF has blown my socks clean off. 

Recorded live at the WGBH-TV show in |Boston August 1968, ATF is drawn of 3 movements. Beautiful arrangements including Monty Stark on the vibes blended with modal brass accompaniment. 

Quite lovely.  

Monday, 19 May 2014

Alice Clark :- Mainstream 362

Toe-tappin' one off album from Alice Clark, it's a grower. High end vinyl value these days, ripped from Japanese cd. I started off with the classic "Don't you care", but the whole thing is a tip-top vocal journey.


Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Mike Taylor : TRIO

A simply beautiful piece of British Jazz.

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.