Wednesday, 27 May 2009

100th Post

Don Rendell Quintet.
Space Walk, SCX 6491. Lansdowne Series, Columbia.

Something special for the 100th post here at Private Press. A total stormer from Don Rendell whichs includes the killer Antibes. The whole thing is a completely stellar album from start to finish. Dedicated to all the good people @ private gears, especially Bacoso and baby Astrid.

Side One
On the Way leading into Antibes
Summer Song
The Street called Straight

Side Two
Space Walk
A Matter of Time

Sunday, 17 May 2009

James Brown

Bought this for the killer track, "Can i get some help". Pretty rare, heavy, mono recorded number that was sampled by Tribe called Quest i think. Not a great deal of information in the compilation notes. Unbelieveable bassline. If you've never heard this, dig in. Vinyl rip @ 320. Complete lp now in the comments.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Orfeu Compacto

This has got to be one of the coolest 7"eps i've even seen. Completely out of my league, check out the price and a real tasty soundclip. How much do you get for a kidney these days!

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Joni Mitchell : Hits

Joni Mitchell : Hits

Something a little different, but still with some "plenty good" tunes on here. Picked this up after Four Hero (who were sitting in on Gilles Peterson's show) dropped the track Help Me (Joe Sample, Tom Scott). Steven Stills plays some top bass on Carey. I've clipped a couple of later recorded tracks from the full compilation, and you ain't missing nothing there. Great stuff.

Urge for Going ; 1967
Chelsea Morning ; 1969
Big Yellow Taxi ; 1970
Woodstock ; 1970
The Circle Game ; 1970
Carey ; 1971
California ; 1971
Help Me ; 1974
River ; 1971

Monday, 4 May 2009

GERALDO PINO and the heart beats

Geraldo Pino and the Heart beats.

The excellent Soundways re-issue of this all killer - no filler afrobeat monster.

Side One
Heavy, Heavy, Heavy
Let them Talk
African's must Unite

Side Two
Shake Hands
Power to the People
Let's have a Party

Friday, 1 May 2009

Eero Koivistoinen : Odysseus

Eero Koivistoinen Kvintetti & Sekstetti.
ODYSSEUS. Otava. Recorded Pitajanmaki, 15th-17th October 1969.

Savellykset ja sovitukset Eero Koivistoinen.

1; Odysseus
2; For Fun
3; Traneology

1; Sleeping
2; So Nice
3; Country Jive

Eero Koivistoinen: soprano-, altto- ja tenorisaksofoni.
Bertil Lovgren: trumpetti
Pentti Hietanen: piano
Pekka Sarmanto: basso
Reino Laine: rummut
Iisaksi Juhani Aaltonen: tenorisaksofoni ja huilu.

This album is a killer.