Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Quintessence




Quintessence. Self titled.
Pyramid Productions Inc. Guitorn.

Recorded between February/May 1980 @ the Nineteen Recording Studio, South Glastonbury, Ct.

Another super rare private press album, this lead by Ron Ancrum. Supported by George Sovak, David Gaedeke, Winston Johnson and Steve Muse.

35 comments:

katonah said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?pnix83411spy99n

Art Simon said...

Nice, pleasant groove. Good summer afternoon music, Thanks!

Art Simon said...

Hey Katonah,

When listening to Jef Lee Johnson's "The Singularity" I had a bit of an epiphany that it reminds me of Lewis Taylor's "Whoever" ep.

Check it out, I'm curious what you think.

http://postmiles.blogspot.com/2010/07/jef-lee-johnson-sigularity-dreambox.html

陳宛伶陳宛伶 said...

百發百中不是一試就成的。..................................................

Simon666 said...

great track, love it. Thanks Katonah!

Simon666 said...

... rare is the word. Google search for "Ron Ancrum" and Quintssence - three results : two for this page. and this one :
http://www.unityfirst.com/UFNewsJune_July2009.html

Hoochie Coochie man said...

Long been wondering what this album sounds like, thanks for the recomendation!!

katonah said...

Apologies:

Track title is Between Thoughts.

katonah said...

Btw @ Art Simon.
I had a direct request from Lewis Taylor to remove his material from here.

katonah said...

Not sure thats our "Ron" Simon !!!
From the picture on the back, Ron appears to be a white guy with an early eighties jazz beard

katonah said...

Just hitting Jef Lee Johnson Art. Very similar To Lewis taylor, bit more "rocky" maybe.

@ Hoochie; thanks for the feedback, the whole thing is a joy

swboy said...

Nice track. It has a commercial
flavor without "swinging heavily
towards the discofunk dollar".
(Simon's great phrase).
More artistically successful than most. Ironic that its so obscure.
thanks!

Simon666 said...

@ katonah - strange, the text under the article about Ron in that newsletter has " ...and recorded a jazz album with his former band Quintessence". Hmmm... the Two Ronnies ??
Just waking up and listening again, such a nice track, thanks again :)

Ian Van Groove said...

Great track, now, how do I get to hear the rest of the album??? Some more info here

katonah said...

Sorry Simon, i should have read all the way thru the article. What a wally, thanks for the info as well.
;)

Simon666 said...

Wonder who the guy is on the back cover then ... ?

Art Simon said...

Bummer about the Lewis Taylor, I'd have never come across him if were not for this blog. Thanks Katonah, Love the music!

家唐銘 said...

人生中最好的禮物就是屬於自己的一部份..................................................

katonah said...

http://www.popsike.com/JPQ-Quintessence-Private-Modern-Soul-Funk-LP-SEALED-MP3/120550623036.html

swboy said...

$394! Ouch...

Simon666 said...

Just noticed you added the back cover, thanks. Can see the source of the confusion about Ron's identity : although he's at the centre, he's a bit behind the others, unusual for a leader :)

Andy said...

Excellent,thanks

Ron Ancrum said...

Katonah,
Just found your blog. How did you hear this recording? I am amazed people are listening to my music. Ron Ancrum

Ron Ancrum said...

Katonah,
Just found your blog. How did you hear this recording? I am amazed people are listening to my music. Ron Ancrum

katonah said...

Wow, really pleased you dropped by Ron. Seriously into this one, a killer album all the way.

Do you have any photo's from around the time of the recording?

Of course, if you want me to remove this post, please let me know and i'll delete this straight away.

Ron Ancrum said...

No photos. loved seeing the post. How did you get a copy?

Ron Ancrum

Ron Ancrum said...

No photos. loved seeing the post. How did you get a copy?

Ron Ancrum

katonah said...

Picked up a copy from a guy in New York. Still sealed, it's quiet a special album with collectors.

You're an underground jazz hero Ron ...

Art Simon said...
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Art Simon said...

Hey Ron,

Katonah only posted the title track. If you ever want to make the album available again I'd love to get a copy.

Ron Ancrum said...

Hey Art,

You can get a copy from the same guy in NYC, Rarebro Records. He has it liosted on his website.

Ron Ancrum said...

Katonah,

I found a couple of photos. How can I get them to you?

Ron

katonah said...

Hi Ron

That sounds really cool.
Could you compress them into a zip file, then upload that file to a free cloud site, like Mediafire. Once it's uploaded to the cloud, a link will pop up.

Then just copy and paste that link into a comment here.

Once there here i'd love to post them here as special if that's fine with you.

Failing we'll sort a way of sharing e-mail if that's easier.

Ron Ancrum said...

Katonah,

Photos can be viewed at ron_ancrum.photoshop.com.

Mike Zombek said...

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