18 August 2007

PAUL GONSALVES QUARTET - BOOM-JACKIE-BOOM-CHICK


























Paul Gonsalves for Vocalion from 1964.
Paul Gonsalves-Tenor;Pat Smythe-Piano;Kenny Napper-Bass;Ronnie Stevenson-Drums
What better way to celebrate a million hits at Orgy in Rhythm than with one of the most expensive and toughest albums ever to track down.This sells for over a grand on ebay if it shows up and the recent Japanese vinyl repress is now appearing at $400 !!!! Only 500 copies were pressed on the British lable Vocalion and since the title track appeared on the second volume of the " Impressed With" British Jazz comp it's desirability has increased further still.The latin flavoured title track is a dedication to Jack Sharpe,one time jazz club owner,taxi driver and legendary London character.Gonsalves was a good mate of Sharpe's, and Jackie "supervised" the album. Gonsalves died in Sharpe's flat in 1974.
Here's a write up from Dusty Groove who had the recent Japanese cd issue in stock but have now sold out (like most other places)
Tremendous work from saxophonist Paul Gonsalves -- one of his rare UK sessions from the 60s, all of which show that he had a tremendous sound that went way beyond his more famous work with Duke Ellington! The style here is tight, hip, and very grooving -- work by a quartet that features Gonsalves on tenor, plus Pat Smythe on piano, Kenny Napper on bass, and Ronnie Stevenson on drums -- all hitting a soulful hardbop style that's very much like the best Tubby Hayes records from the time! Gonsalves' tone is incredible -- with that raspy, almost flatted mode that he used with Ellington -- and it really stretches out here with plenty of room for creativity, in a way that makes us wonder why nobody ever got this one issued over on our side of the Atlantic.
Ripped @320 from the Japanese cd issue.

25 comments:

Peter said...

Thanks for this, Bacoso! Mr Slithery is great! :-)

il angelo said...

A million thanks

Cosmo said...

wow. what a post. thanks so much for this!


take a trip to my crate

cosmo

Rab Hines said...

Digging the new graphics. There's something about a psychedelic monkey that moves me.

Richard said...

Fantastic.

Number Nine Sounds said...

Brilliant.

Kockalone said...

Truly great!!!

Djalma

http://djalma-soulfood.blogspot.com/

ianidragonfly said...

I would love to enjoy this music. I cannot find the download link. Please help.
Thanks for your efforts and let the music play! IanI

bacoso said...

ianidrgonfly-click on the first two words "paul gonsalves" under the album cover

andras said...

amazing post! much thanks for the great drops.

JazzMan! said...

Great site! Care to share links?

http://jazzmanmp3.blogspot.com/

bkdelux said...

Mr. Bacoso,

Quite simply! YOU ROCK!

I visit your site everyday and it's like Christmas morning...

About John Siddique said...

thank you so much for this. have been blissing out to it all evening

Sergio said...

This is just AMAZING, thank you thank you and thank you.

strangefruit said...

". . . died in Sharpe's flat." I guess every musician wants to go melodically. You caught me off guard with that one; I laughed out loud. And LOVE the recording, too. What a truly splendid blog you share!

unitstructure said...

Thanks,I love Gonsalves' sound.

Borja said...

Brilliant album!

Tnx a lot...
B.

Jeremy said...

Thanks!

Paul said...

Groovy gravy, babe!

Wes said...

Thanks! You're awesome!

bluebird said...

Many thanks for this.

tanmoy's music world said...

hi,
Thanks from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful music...I would like to add a suggestion..please write which are LP rips and which are CD rips...since I like LP rips more because of the sound..more warm...YOu have written an many albums but not all....

All my love and best wishes from INDIA

Tanmoy

Otis Foster said...

Wonderful - Gonsalves is underappreciated.

Brush&Stick said...

Thanks so much for this Gonsalves gem!

Brush&Stick said...

Thanks so much for this Gonsalves gem!