31 December 2006

MONTEGO JOE - ARRIBA ! CON MONTEGO JOE























Here's the last block rockin' party post for New Years Eve - Montegoe Joe gets hard n heavy for Prestige from 1965.This one is the perfect mix of afro cuban rhythms and jazz. Here's a review from good ole Dusty Groove
A supremely rare Latin side on Prestige -featuring congolero Montego Joe, who was the guiding force behind the Har-You Percussion Ensemble, and so many other great groups. The album's a striking batch of tracks that perfectly illustrate how strongly the New York Latin scene was at the crossroads of jazz -as Joe's group features work by young modernists Chick Corea and Milford Graves, plus tenor work by Al Gibbons, trumpet by Lenny Goines, and bass by Eddie Gomez. Tracks have a tightly jazzy sound that goes a bit towards the "groovy" edge in parts -but which is always highly percussive at all times, and well-directed by Rudy Stevenson, who was the leader of the group.
This ones ripped from the cd re-issue at 320 although I was lucky enough to blag an original vinyl copy many years ago-thanks Kev !!!
I'm off out now for a night on the piss - Happy New Year and a killer hangover to you all !!!

5 comments:

pastyhead said...

yo my hansom....did u nick this off me ? happy new year my bird ....

bacoso said...

jason (pastyhead) -i wrote "thanks kev " - or did young kevin swipe it from you in the first place? How is Cornwall at this time of year-freezing your tits off no doubt!!!

Farlac said...

Montego Joe looks interesting. Can it be re-posted? :)

soulfreak said...

very nice!!

soulfreak said...

very nice!!