5 October 2006

SAHIB SHIHAB AND THE DANISH RADIO JAZZ GROUP





















Another real rarity from Sahib Shihab recorded in Copenhagen where he had been a member of the Danish Radio Group since 1962.As an original pressing this is probably the rarest of all his albums and usually needs a re-mortgage to buy!
It was re-issued in 2001 (perfectly re-packaged and pressed by Octav-even down to the flip back cover)from which I have ripped this share.This has since dissapeared -(I think I read that there were only a few hundred copies pressed?) but comes up on Ebay from time to time.It has also just made a cd issue in Japan.
All the tunes were penned by Shihab during his extended stay in Copenhagen from 1962 and finally put on vinyl during two sessions in August 1965.THere are some big names here in the early stages of their careers-Niels Henning Orsted Pederson,Alan Botschinsky,Palle Mikkelborg and Bent Axen .Rather than waffle on about the music I think its easier just to say if you enjoyed the previous posts then you cannot go wrong with this-it's just superb throughout!

7 comments:

sulingman said...

you made my day with these posts. The flute parts by Sahib are neart to my heart. I agree with you, Om Mane Padme Hum is a great song- but there is another version I have on cassette tape- you know the one- the big band!
C'mon, friend, don't hold out!

Late said...

Thanks for posting this. The Shihab stuff has been great, and so were the (posted earlier) Strata East posts. Much appreciated!

Would anyone mind posting a link that lists full personnel for the Danish Radio Jazz Group side? I must not be entering the right keywords on Google.

stephfather said...

Sahib Shihab – soprano, alto, baritone, saxophone, flute
Palle Mikkelborg – trumpet
Poul Hindberg – alto saxophone, clarinet
Bent Jædig, Niels Husum – tenor saxophone
Torolf Mølgaard – trombone
Kenny Drew, Bent Axen – piano
Fritz von Bülow – guitar
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – bass
Alex Riel, Jimmy Hopps – drums
Bent Axel - klaxon
Kenny Bebotherd - vocal
Nae Klugh - unknown instr.

wooodenelephant said...

I'm almost weeping with joy at finding this site. This will be my first download of many. Silver N Percussion! Afro Temple! Holy grails all round and plenty to discover for the first time. Awesome. Thankyou.

Paul F. said...

Damn... this is so good. I've never heard of this album, and now it is burned into my ears. What a brilliant and informative post. Thanks so much...

Thomas said...

The Tom Lord discography gives some more details on the line-up:

On 1-4:

Palle Mikkelborg, trumpet, flugelhorn; Torolf Molgaard, trombone, euphonium; Niels Husum, soprano sax, baritone sax, bass clarinet; Poul Hindenberg, alto sax, clarinet; Bent Jaedig, tenor sax, flute; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax, flute, arranger; Bent Nielsen, clarinet, flute, baritone sax; Louis Hjulmand, vibraphone (except 1 and 2); Bent Axen, piano; Fritz von Bulow, guitar; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Alex Riel, drums. Recorded in Copenhagen, August 18, 1965.

On 5-7:

Palle Mikkelborg, trumpet, flugelhorn; Allan Botschinky, trumpet; Svend Aage Nielsen, bass trumpet, trombone; Niels Husum, soprano sax, baritone sax, bass clarinet; Poul Hindenberg, alto sax, clarinet; Bent Jaedig, tenor sax, flute; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax, flute, arranger; Louis Hjulmand, vibraphone (except 1 and 2); Bent Axen, piano; Fritz von Bulow, guitar; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Alex Riel, drums. Recorded in Copenhagen, August 18, 1965.

On 8:

Palle Mikkelborg, trumpet, flugelhorn; Allan Botschinky, trumpet; Palle Bolvig, trumpet; Svend Aage Nielsen, bass trumpet, trombone; Paul Kjaersgard, tuba; Niels Husum, soprano sax, baritone sax, bass clarinet; Poul Hindenberg, alto sax, clarinet; Bent Jaedig, tenor sax, flute; Sahib Shihab, baritone sax, flute, arranger; Louis Hjulmand, vibraphone (except 1 and 2); Bent Axen, piano; Fritz von Bulow, guitar; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, bass; Alex Riel, drums. Recorded in Copenhagen, August 18, 1965.

stephfather's details have some players not listed... No idea which is right!

Paul F. said...

Now that I have the CD re-issue, I've just posted the bonus track "Little French Girl" as a thank you for introducing me to this amazing artist:

http://paulfucito.blogspot.com/2007/04/sahib-shihab-little-french-girl.html