Big, big, big band sounds from the Heritage Orchestra from March 2005. Powerhouse tune written by Chris Bowden and arranged by Julian Buckley. Lifted from the Gilles Peterson BBC Sessions Volume 1 compilation. Opinions are devided on Gilles Peterson, but he certainly pionted me in the right directions over the years and this one may just have been overlooked by your goodselves. Here you'll find granite percussion and solid bass ably supporting the brass section. Recorded live and highly recommended.
Friday, 8 August 2014
All time classic ...
Polished up by those crazy Japanese boffins and enhanced with rare bonus bombshells. The original commands many $$$, not to mention the 7" cut included here. It's the single cut of "Sweet power your embrace" that swings. Flatter production, less snazziness, less chintz, more soul. Track 1 is the classic album cut, followed by "I want your Love" and NightGruv" finally the extra Sweet power your Embrace joints, the 7" and and unreleased version.
Not recommended / Essential!
Monday, 28 July 2014
Thursday, 3 July 2014
Saturday, 14 June 2014
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.
Monday, 19 May 2014
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Monday, 17 February 2014
Texas State University Jazz Ensemble featuring Arnett Cobb : 1976.
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.