30 March 2008

CHARLES TOLLIVER - LIVE IN BERLIN AT THE QUASIMODO VOL.2














Charles Tolliver for Strata East from 1988.
Charles Tolliver - Trumpet ;Alain Jean - Marie - Piano ;Ugonna Okegwo - Bass ;Ralph Van Duncan - Drums

check this out from Charles Tolliver:
Tolliver is joined by a trio of remarkably proficient, European-based musicians on this recording because, as he notes, his usual group experienced transportation problems. After only one rehearsal, Guadaloupean-born Alain Jean Marie(piano), British-born/West Germany-reared Ugonna Okegwo(bass), and American ex-patriate Ralph Van Duncan (drums) were able to play Tolliver's music with exceptional expertise. Four of Tolliver's distinctive compositions are given extended treatment, allowing each musician to exhibit his improvisational expertise. Once again we have aural evidence of the existence of musicians outside of the USA who can play this music and play it skillfully as their American brothers. Tolliver's bright, well-rounded trumpet sound is front and center here, to remind listeners that the horn can be played with a kind of controlled fury, while at the same time bursting forth with the dynamic lyricism that marked the playing of Clifford Brown and Lee Morgan.
Ripped @320 from the German Bellaphon cd issue which is-guess what? Deleted!

22 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/103493710/CHARLES_TOLLIVER.rar

ish said...

Thanks for this! (and I linked you up).

orleyfarm said...

Thanks!

Soul Man Red said...

Awesome, these Strata East posts leave me lost for words

Michael Can't Sleep said...

Looking forward to this. Thanks.

anyathar said...

wonderful!

williscoulis said...

THan you thank you thank you.

el goog said...

Thank you, bacoso.

db said...

great music!
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calisoulbrother records
for rare soul, jazz, funk, brazil & latin records!

taro nombei said...

FInally got around to checking this one out.
Thanks for this and all the excellent sounds you have provided. Much appreciated.
TN

mulattikmac said...

Thanks again for the Strata collection

Ellington said...

Thanks for this!

JazzDoIt said...

A big thank you and a a big hug for the Tolliver and Strata followers.
I hope that someone could post the Stanley Cowell - Brilliant Circles from CD, it has additional songs that I would like to taste.

Greetings from Bolivia

JazzDoIt said...

A bigger and better quality cover here:
http://www.l2mg.fr/medias/images/450/d04c6357abae40d7e5fe46562c292b8a_live-in-berlin-at-the-quasimodo-vol.2.jpg

Nick said...

Thanks! Love Charles Tolliver, and yet his music is so hard to find. Really appreciate your sharing.

Hoochie Coochie man said...

Listening the impact-album for enja label (it´s a killer!) and found your share, going to be a Tolliver-night :) nice! Thanks!!

hulaboy said...

Mahalo!

Otis Foster said...

Thnx bacoso - much appreciated

Armando Lepore said...

Hi. It seems the link isn't working anymore. Is there a chance of getting teh album uploaded again? I've been looking for this (and its first part too: if somebody has it please upload) forever.
Thanks a lot in advance.

cvllos said...

Bacoso, I got it through Filecrop, without troubles (2012, November).
Thank you.
Wonderful trumpeter

cvllos said...

Bacoso, I grabbed it through Filecrop, without troubles.

grumpy said...

Link still working, great post, many thanks Bacosa.
Any ideas as to where Vol 1 can be found?