Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Back by popular demand #2

Bobby Hutcherson and Harold Land.
Recorded live in Hamburg, Germany 1969/1970.

Been saving the best till last, with this Dynamite set from Bobby Hutcherson.
Four tracks from 2 different dates. Infomation for these is a little hard to come by, with the pianists changing from Hal Galper on the '69 set, to Stanley Cowell on the 1970 set.

Oleo 11:58
Four 10:39
Recorded 5th May 1969.

Same Shame/Blow up 36:00
Oleo 7:17
Recorded 19th August 1970.

The recording is not as polished as the previous Hutcherson posts, and for me, all the better for it. Needless to say, all 4 tracks are incredible, but you need to hear Same Shame. 36 Minutes of of pure jazz heaven.

Forgot to mention, the excellent artwork is by that man Greg again.

Stone Cold, Solid Gold!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Back by popular demand #1

Bobby Hutcherson and Harold Land.
Recorded live at the Jaun les Pins Jazz Festival, Antibes, 26th July 1969.

Same Shame
The Peacemaker

Not just rare, impossible to find!
Another top notch Cover design from Greg
Thanks as ever.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Arthur Verocai : Killer track

Authur Verocai S/T from 1972

What an album, what a tune !!!!
Info and Bio @

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Wayne Shorter (Bomb!)

De Pois do Amor, O Vazio (After Love, Emptiness)

Taken from Odyssey of Iska.
Blue Note King GXK 8080 (Japanese Press)

Recorded at A&R Studios, New York, 26th August 1970.
Produced by Duke Pearson.

Quite possibly, my all time favourite track. Eleven and a half minutes of pure heaven from an incredible line-up. The whole album is breathtaking, with both Ron Carter and Cecil McBee on basses, Dave Friedman on vibes, Gene Bertoncini guitar plus more. But, and from the liner notes "The three percussionists also were delegated to special roles. The regular drum part was played by by Al Mouzon, whose celebration of life brings De Pois do Amor, O Vazio to a mind-shaking climax."

If you've never heard this .... well.