4 April 2006

COSTANZO PLUS TUBBS - EQUATION IN RHYTHM



Groundbreaking set of Latin Jazz from the early 60s -- and a Trans-Atlantic one as well! The album's a rare set by American percussion Jack "Mr Bongo" Costanzo -- recorded in London, with help from some of that city's great jazz players at the time. The feel of the material is a bit similar to some of Costanzo's American work for Liberty and Atlantic at the time -- but also has a style that's freer, and more exotic -- steeped in the cross-cultural vibe of the post-colonial London scene of the time. Most tracks feature a larger group led by Costanzo, with breakout solo performances that include trumpet by Shake Keane, drums by Phil Seaman, and flute by "Little Jesus" -- who is most likely West Indian/Brit Jazz legend Harold McNair, as you would certainly guess from his very soulful solo work! A few other tracks have Costanzo playing with the larger Tubby Hayes group hitting a modal jazz groove that's right up there with Hayes' own great work of the time, and which is as hip as anything coming out of the states at the time. There's a wonderful feel throughout the session - otherworldly, almost - with far more than just the combination of Latin jazz and British influences that you'd think.


http://rapidshare.de/files/17193737/Equation_in_Rythm.rar.html

10 comments:

magnum said...

bongotastic........ never seen it or heard it nice one matey

bacoso said...

tim had it back in the day at the cutting edge - hardcore you know the score !!!
bongociferous sir !

fleetmouse said...

May I just take this opportunity to thank you for running possibly the best eclectic jazz blog on the web!

Miss F said...

heLLo B A C O S O

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DJ_Rico said...

File has been deleted !

Rob said...

Hi, is it possible to re-upload this one to the Rapidshare.com(no the .de one)site again?
Thank you for sharing so many great albums!

anomia said...

Please, if you can, a re-posting would be much appreciated.

Thanks for all the wonderful sharing!

Arturo said...

Excellent blog. Congratulations. Any chance of re-upping this album???

Benjamin Herman said...

aaah, please upload it again :-)

polmarfi said...

Hi matey,

Howsabout re-upping this gem for the people??

Hope all is well,

Paul M