7 May 2006
ROLAND KOVAC - TRIP TO THE MARS
This is what Johnny Trunk had to say about this quality bit of european jazz
"At long last MPS records have re-issued this sci-fi jazz monster. 17 tracks cut in about 1964, and all about a flight into Space. Fantastic in every way. I nearly got really desperate, anxious and sweaty just trying to track one of these rare re-issues down. I think an original is about a monkey (£500), so I'm obviously not going to get one of them."
No nor me so in desperation I rang Intoxica from my hospital bed when it was reissued and got it sent in the post as I was laid up with a busted ankle at the time .My good mate Soundsational kindly burnt it onto a cd for me and whipped it over to Poole Hospital where I lay happily dribbling into my soup with numerous pins and plates in my leg . Ah yes such wonderful music which sped the days of my convalescence on nicely and then months later I forgot about it as physio crunched into action. So now Soundsational no longer has it posted he sent me the link from his upload of it and here it is again.....I got the lp out and it all came flooding back -memories of morphine ,views of Poole Bay ,endless films on TCM and some great music.
Track listing in the comments.