25 October 2006
FRANCY BOLAND - GOING CLASSIC
I'm going to wrap the Clarke Boland posts with another vinyl rarity from Francy Boland(two files to download here and here).This came out as the first double lp in the Jazz Joint series from Vogue (the second was Sahib Sihab-Companionship)and is Boland in a variety of settings from trio to piano and strings with four woodwinds.
The Trio consists of Boland with Jimmy Woode and Kenny Clarke recorded at Lindstrom studios Cologne.The Piano and Strings feature Boland on piano (also conducting and arranging)with The Berlin String Band ,Jean Warland on Bass,Tony Inzalaco on Drums and four woodwinds recorded at Teldec Studios Berlin.I believe the piano and strings session was re-issued at a later date as "Papillons Noir"on Freedom.
This is pretty hard to find and took me a few years of digging before I turned one up.It's also fairly hard to find anything much about it even with googling and going to my usual sources.So if anyone can shed any more light on this great music then please leave a comment in the box.
So in this case let's allow Francy Boland's wonderful music to speak for itself.
Ripped from the original vinyl-no cd or vinyl reissue.Many many thanks to Magnum over at Jazzheads for the lovely job he has done on the cover photo-a true pro !!!!