Thursday, 10 February 2011

The Howard Hanger Trio



The Howard Hanger Trio.
Through a Glass Darkly. PMH Records.

Recorded at Lefevre Sound Studios, Atlanta. January 1970.

Howard Hanger; Piano
Paul Reeve; Drums
Mike Givens; String Bass
Shel Hall; Electric bass on Lay, Lady, Lay.

A very interesting, if difficult to pigeon hole 2nd album from this Trio. Think P.E Hewitt, with a touch of Gerry Olds and a dash of Ahmad Jamal and you could be getting close, maybe. There's a Dylan cover, some originals and my favourite What Wonderous Love, an adaptation of an american folk hymn. The whole album moves in many different directions, from straight trio jazz, to abstract electronica samples. Takes a few listens, but is worth every minute.

10 comments:

katonah said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?jcbub4s3irqsmbs

taro nombei said...

more new sounds. looking forward...
cheers Katonah

Wallofsound said...

Thank you

g.raf said...

Has been on my wants list since i heard 'what wonderous love', can't wait to hear the rest of it.
Big thanks Katonah.

Hoochie Coochie man said...

P.E Hewitt + Gerry Olds + Ahmad Jamal.. have to investigate then! :) many thanks as always..
btw. have you heard Hanger's
"a child is born" (trav) LP..been after that one

katonah said...

Hope you like H, haven't forgot the Lightmen rip, soon as i moments peace i'll wing it over.

Hoochie Coochie man said...

Cheers K.. and no rush, i understand completely :) and yes this LP is killing me!!!!

verge said...

good lookin out for this, thanks.

emile63 said...

Thank you Kantonah, always amazing choice of posts.

Bender said...

Thank You! Looking forward to listening to this one.