24 April 2007

CUMULO NIMBUS - FORTY SEVEN TIMES ITS OWN WEIGHT





















Independant funky fusion from Texas in the shape of Cumulo Nimbus on Fable Records from 1975.This has been a true collectors item for many years changing hands for silly money (I've been outbid on ebay more times than I care to remember)mainly on the strength of the magnicently titled furiously funky breakbeat and clavinet driven"March of the Goober Woobers".
As you can imagine I was delighted to see it's just been reissued on cd so I snapped one up at Dusty Groove and here it is in its magnificent entirety-all killer no filler!
Funky and free-thinking fusion from the Texas scene of the mid 70s -- a great indie album by a group who travelled in the same territory as the soul combo Starcrost! Although American, the work here has some great qualities that remind us of some of the best European fusion from the same time -- a sense of soaring, stretching energy -- and one that never resorts to too much jamming to carry across its message, and which juxtaposes heavier rhythms with some gentler tunes that really allow the horn parts some wonderful moments! Instrumentation include soprano sax, tenor, trumpet, electric and acoustic piano, and a fair bit of percussion too -- all recorded with a great sense of warmth, almost in the mode of some of the best Fantasy Records 70s sessions!
A vinyl rip has been lurking on the net for some time - do yourselves a favour and get your earholes around a 320 rip from the cd reissue which is now available at Dusty Groove.Consequently this post is up for 48 hours then it will be deleted.
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13 comments:

Steven said...

Are you willing to repost the following albums?

I would sure appreciate it. Thanks for your trouble. And, great site!

Top Percussion Dance Mania - Tito Puente

Tamboo - Tito Puente

Jazz-Nekko said...

Bacoso,

thanx for the upgrade - i am one of those who found the lp rip on the web a couple of years back. this album kicks! incredibly kind of you to share this,

once -again, nice job...

Jazz-Nekko

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Rab Hines said...

Just listening now - it's kicking.

Thanks

Sergio Choren said...

I never heard of this group... strange name, strange cover, but your review is clear, and I trust you! Downloading right now. THANX!

Sergio Choren said...

Sorry, just in case, the line-up was:
PAUL OSTERMAYER - sax
MEL WITHERS - trumpet
ROBERT SKILES - keyboards
SPENCER STARNES - bass
JOHN TREANOR - drums
Produced by Mike Mordecai

Jonne Bentlöv said...

killer album! thanks for sharing!

nahavanda said...

thanks!

xmnr0x23 said...

48 hours... And of course I'm too late. I only check blogs during the weekend. Bah.

Are you planning on using a time-limit more often?

Licorice Pizza said...

doggone! Away from home traveling and look what gets by. Better hire a proxy blog searcher. Ha! LP

Dominik said...

May someone want to upload it again for 48 hours? I'll be online all day and all night then!!

Dominik

Pieter said...

The reissue is sold out at Dusty Groove. Does anyone know of a -European- mailorder that might have this?
Thanks,
Pieter
The Netherlands

eye am a camera said...

I am selling a rare LP of this album on eBay if anyone is interested. http://www.ebay.com/itm/CUMULO-NIMBUS-Forty-Seven-Times-Its-Own-Weight-LP-Very-Rare-/161368934745?