29 June 2006

A.K. SALIM - AFRO SOUL / DRUM ORGY





















This is a stunning set of African-inspired jazz percussion tracks which is similar to some of the work done by Art Blakey on his Orgy In Rhythm albums, but with a lot better horn work, and with an overall conception that's much more unified. By the time of this 1965 recording, Salim was emerging as a progressive composer with a strong talent for bringing together disparate moods and styles. This rare recording was one of his best works ever, and it's one of the most unusual sides cut by Prestige in the 60s. It features Johnny Coles, Pat Patrick, and Yusef Lateef out front on horns plus backing by a host of Latin and African percussionists including Willie Bobo,Marcellino Valdes,Oscaldo Martinez and Julio Callazo. The tracks are very long and the reed work of Lateef and Patrick makes the set especially worthwhile for jazz listeners.


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8 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.de/files/24511330/AFRO-SOUL_-_DRUM_ORGY.rar.html

freddydwight said...

dang! the Prof is in! tyvm.

Ornette said...

Didn't know this one - very interesting and a great post. Thanks a lot!

Ornette said...

Hi again, details as follows

A.K. Salim Septet
Johnny Coles (tp) Pat Patrick (as, bars, fl) Yusef Lateef (ts, fl, argol) Philemon Hon (African xyl, tambor d) Juan Cadaviejo (cga) Osvaldo "Chihuahau" Martinez (bgo, cga, cowbell) William Correa (tim) A.K. Salim (arr, cond)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 8, 1964

The Squeegee said...

http://www.discogs.com/release/441757
(more info on the tracklist)

Skinasanas said...

oh oh oh oh repost repost repost!
Thanks for all the great stuff.

Pedro Duro said...

Aquí lo traigo por cortesía de Garden Of Delights (http://lysergia.blogspot.com):

http://secured.in/download-2760077-d0f651eb.html

Saludos

eyecycles said...

this one looks amazing! any chance for a repost??

thanks for all the fantastic albums! your blog is immaculate!

jeff @theflyingstarfish.blogspot.com