Tuesday, 31 March 2009

ABDULLAH : Life's Force

Ahmed Abdullah; Life's Force
Recorded at Blue Rock Studio, New York, 1979. About Time Records.

Abdullah's accociations with Sun Ra are clearly apparent on this superb album.

Ahmed Abdullah; Trumpet
Rashied Sinan: Drums
Vincent Chancey; French Horn
Muneer Abdul Fatah; Cello
Jay Hoggard; Vibes
Jerome Hunter: Bass.


Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Wynton Marsalis' First Recordings

Wynton Marsalis' First Recordings
Recorded live at Bubba's Jazz Resturant, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 11th October 1980.

Had a little look around on the worldwideweb, to see if this had been posted and it seems to have been missed. Fairly "safe" session from this top line-up, with Wheel within a Wheel being the stand out track. It's here that Art Blakey shines. Mind you, everybody throws in a great performance and Wynton shows off his highly technical skills.
Wynton Marsalis; Trumpet
Art Blakey; Drums
Jimmy Williams; Piano
Ellis Marsalis; Piano
Charles Fambrough; Bass
Billy Pierce; Saxophone

Ian Robinson Quartet minus One

Another fine contribution from that man, Jazzme. Once again, this is one was hiding in the coments. Not to much infomation about this, but certainly worthy of a few listens.
Thanks again Jazzme.
1; I thought about you
2; Body and soul
3; When i grow to old to dream
4; Some other time
5; How insensitive
6; Madison avenue
7; Grade a gravy
8; Stuffy
9; Out of Nowhere

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Donald Alexander Strachan and The Freedom Ensemble

Another holy grail spiritual jazz album along the lines of the Real ShooBeeDoo post. Been looking for this since Greg mentioned it over at his place a little while back. Very very rare private press business on Triad Concept Music from 1975. Just one track here, called Aquarian Voices.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Hank Mobley

Just two of my favourite tracks from this awesome Tenor.

Chain Reaction from Straight no Filter, recorded 17th June 1966.
McCoy Tyner
Lee Morgan
Bob Cranshaw
Billy Higgins

The Morning After from A Caddy for Daddy, recorded 18th December 1961.
McCoy Tyner
Lee Morgan
Bob Cranshaw
Curtis Fuller
Billy Higgins

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Another call of Mercy

Lightmen Plus One; All Praises to Allah (Parts 1 and 2)
Lightin Records.

This little beauty recently sold on E-bay for no less than £410 !!! Which is just a touch out my range. There's an audio clip in the auction link in the comments. It's a bit of a long shot, but does anybody out there have a copy of this, or maybe i've missed this on a compilation from years gone by. If not, at least grab the clip, it's a real honey.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

M'Boom Artwork

Rumour has it, there's a few graphic designers out there. Ish has been busy, and come up with these pair of beauties. Just wanted to let everyone enjoy the skills of the man from New York.
Does anyone fancy bettering these ... Tough call

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Don Thompson; Sasha's Delight

Ok, i have to admit, one was a little bit tipsy when i was recording "A Country Place" a few weeks ago. (some would call it drunk as a sack) That's why tracks 2 and 3 run straight into each other without a gap. Not only that, i failed to stop the cd-r at the end and recorded the run-off and needle pick up. So, this is a polished up version of the killer Sasha's Delight, without all the other malarky. Gene Perla's solo is a stormer. Well worth another listen.

Thursday, 5 March 2009


Quiet simply, this is something i never thought i'd ever see. Two full versions of Jihad es Mort and Onomatopoeia performed live by the best jazz percussion outfit of all time. The line-up for this ensemble is breathtaking. Max Roach, Roy Brooks, Freddie Waits, Joe Chambers, Warren Smith and Omar Clay. Even the shows intro and final credits are dynamite, with Warren Smith soloing on timpani, and Ellis Haizlip "laying it down". Recorded 17th November 1971, this is easily the greatest set of videos i've ever seen.

Monday, 2 March 2009

The Exciting Sounds of Tito Puente

I've been completely blown away with a bunch of video's from the show "SOUL" that was sent over by both Simon and Ish last week (Many humble thanks you's, the M'Boom is truly outstanding, and i'm hoping to post them next) I transfered the video to audio for my use in the car really, they came out sounding quiet good so i've uploaded them.
This is 8 minutes of the finest, powerhouse, ball-busting Latin jazz. It starts off with a introductory rhythmic rap by "brother man" Felipe Luciano, that leads into a mind blowing version of Para los Rumberos by Tito Puente Y Su Orquesta.
Recorded 15th November 1972.