Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Friday, 29 November 2013

The Liberation of the Contemporary Jazz Guitar

Highly recommended, rare Strata East joint

Monday, 25 November 2013

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Hal Galper : Now Hear This

Hal Galper : Now Hear This.

Recorded at CI Sound Studios, NY, 15th Febuary 1977.

Hal Galper : Piano
Cecil McBee : Bass
Terumasa Hino : Trumpet
Tony Williams : Drums

Stunning, heavy weight jazz from this stellar line-up. "First song of the Day", as with all the Galper orignals on this album, is the bomb! Check out Mcbee's solo supported by Williams, severe gears.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Live! New Herd 76/45

Live! New Herd 76/45

7th DAM Original Live Recording
Daichi Katerderki Audio Members Club

All Japanese text on this one, so the information is limited. 3 killer big band tracks, all centered around a sublime version of John Coltrane's A love Supreme. Plenty of percussive breaks, bouncing basslines and big brass sounds abound.

Hot ...

Friday, 24 May 2013

The Real Shoobeedoo : Reminiscing

The whole darn thing!

Reminiscing; The Real ShoobeeDoo.
Recorded 1981, Wenha Records Co, 81 Chandler st, Detroit.

What a bomb! Very very rare album on Wendell Harrison's own private label from 1981. Killer bass lines from this, the title track.

Reginald "ShooBeeDoo" Fields; Basses and vocals
Billy McCoy; Electric piano
Tani Tabal; Percussions
Wendell Harrison; Tenor and vocals
Allen Barns; Tenor
Pamela Wise; Vocals

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Extra Hutcherson

Ramson said;

I have track ''Blues Mind Matter'' (16:31) missing from Bobby Hutcherson and Harold Land live Juan-Les-Pins, Antibes 26th July 1969

Date: July 26, 1969
Location: Antibes Jazz Festival, Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, France
Label: [private recording]
Bobby Hutcherson, Harold Land (ldr), Harold Land (ts), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Stanley Cowell (p), Reggie Johnson (b), Joe Chambers (d)

a. 01 Same Shame - 14:18 (Bobby Hutcherson)
b. 02 The Peacemaker - 13:57 (Harold Land)
c. 03 Spiral - 15:20 (Joe Chambers)
d. 04 Blues Mind Matter - 16:31 (Bobby Hutcherson)


Downloaded it in 2009, I don't know original uploader.


Sunday, 5 May 2013

Killer Red Clay

Red Clay ...

This could be the Pitt Jazz Ensemble, can anyone add some more info please.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Ted Curson : 1973

Ted Curson : Typical Ted
Trident TRS-503

2 killer, top-tapping tracks form this obscure album.
Airi Tune and Typical Ted.

Hot gears.

Check out the line-up:

Ted Curson
Chris Woods : Alto and Flute
George Arvanitas : Piano
Jacky Samson : Bass
Charles Saudrais : Drums

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Monday, 4 March 2013

Ndikho Xaba : Sunsets

Ndikho Xaba : Sunsets

Highly recommended release from a living legend available from CDbaby.

Many thanks and huge respect go to Mama Nomusa.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

The Lightmen

The Lightmen ; Free as you Wanna Be.
Judnell 1001.

No bullshit build up on this one !
Killer, killer, killer.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Seelow and Mayer Foundation

Seelow and Mayer Foundation
Mr Dynamite : DK Disc

Recorded in June 1970 at the Jankowski Studio, Stuttgart-Feuerbach, this obscure album certainly has it's moments. Check out the top tappin' cracker track Masquerade. 

Dieter Seelow 
Wolfgang Schmid 
Peter Mayer
Hans Haug

Friday, 18 January 2013

Hadley Caliman Tribute

Hadley Caliman

Really been hitting the Hadley gears lately. I picked up on his playing when trawling through Bobby Hutcherson's back catalogue many many years ago, which lead to the conclusion, if HC is in the line-up then it's going to be good. Spent a very pleasing evening recently putting together what i consider to be his best tunes, lifted from his 2 Mainstream lp's, Projecting on Catalyst and Bayete's World's around the Sun on Prestige. There's 7 tracks in there, including Iapetus, Quadrivium, Smearzo, The Latin Thing and Bayete's (Between man and God) killer tune. Looking at the personnel that was involved in with this stuff, it's no wonder the quality is so high. James Leary, Louis Gasca, Todd Cochran, Woody Theus, Victor Pantoja, Hotep Cecil Bernard and many more. 

It's a great listen, let me know what you think.

The Playlist;
track 1 : Watercress from Iapetus
track 2 : Quadrivium from Iapetus
track 3 : Cigar Eddie from MRL-318
track 5 : Smearzo from Projecting
track 6 : Her from Projecting
track 7 : The Latin Thing from Projecting
track 8 : Bayete from World's around the Sun