19 April 2008

ADELE SEBASTIAN - DESERT FAIRY PRINCESS


















Adele Sebastian for Nimbus West from 1978.
Adele Sebastian-Flute.Vocals ;Billy Higgins-Drums,Gembreh ;Roberto Miranda-Bass ;Bobby West-Piano ;Rickey Kelley-Marimba ;Daa'oud Woods-Percussion
Terrific album of spiritual jazz - another one for the flute freaks !
From the liner notes:
Adele Sebastian joined the Pan Afrikaan Peoples Orchestra in the early 70s as a teenager.She played in the band until her death in 1983 of kidney failure at the age of 27.She rarely missed a rehearsal or performance.Remarkable since for a considerable length of time before her demise she had to go into a dialysis machine once a month to stay alive.She was an inspiration to everyone involved with her.
Dusty Groove say this:
A beautiful set of 70s soul jazz flute tracks featuring work by flautist Adele Sebastian, with backing by a hip group that includes Billy Higgins, Ricky Kelly, and Roberto Miranda. The tracks have a nice mellow Strata East/Black Jazz kind of sound to them and the production is equally hip and mellow, with a soulful approach that's righteous and gentle at the same time.

Ripped from the 2000 reissue on cd @320-expect to pay $100+ for the original vinyl according to soulstrut.

46 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/108590606/Adele_Sebastian.rar

boost said...

thanks !
oh, there is somethin really nice here:
http://kinebeeszounds.blogspot.com/
see you
boost

Djalma said...

Thanks Bacoso... Peace...


Djalma

saul said...

Cheers ... another corker.

S.

http://saulwalker.blogspot.com

katonah said...

wow, never seen or heard or this.
many thanks for another awesome selection

angelito said...

thanks for your great blog.Really nice post.I´m looking for years for "the new jazz orchestra - le petit dejeuner sur l´herbe".
Anybody can post it ?
thanks in advance.

angelito said...

thanks for your great blog.Really nice post.I´m looking for years for "the new jazz orchestra - le petit dejeuner sur l´herbe".
Anybody can post it ?
thanks in advance.

a mind with no ceiling said...

Incredible post!
Thanks a bunch Bacoso- I only knew this LP from a wonderful track on the luv'n'haight "California Soul" compilation, which I loved. Didn't know she died so early though, it's such a shame.
And I didn't know either that Billy Higgins played on that one- one of my favorite drummers ever.
thank you--

whyan said...

thanks bacoso, looking forward to checking this out tonight

JS said...

hey bacoso
this is a wonderful lp. thank you as ever for brightening my life with music..

john
www.beautifulnoiseskin.blogspot.com

Miles said...

bosco...

i've always been impressed with the nimbus catalogue of releases, but they're so hard to find these days. i posted two of mrufa nate morgan's lp's @ (http://birdswithbrokenwings.blogspot.com/2007/11
/spiritual-jazz-of-mrufa-nate-morgan.html) some time back ('retribution, reparation' & 'journey into nigrita'). thanks for tracking down adele sebastian! a gorgeous recording!

reza has also posted another nimbus date recently, horace tapscott's 'the call' with the pan-afrikan peoples arkestra @ http://elreza.blogspot.com/

thanks again!

blacksatinamazonfireenginecrybaby said...

This is big I was listening to one of the tunes off this on the quincy essential podcast, this is heavy!!! Sorry to be irratating but I noticed in your BIG TOP TEN list a record by the new jazz orchestra!!!! do you actually have Le Dejuner Sur L'Herbe I have been looking for that for soooooo long the title track is INCREDIBLE heard it on the Gilles Peterson Impressed 2 compilation.

roberto t. said...

Beautiful!

Errol said...

thank you.

swboy said...

Very nice -thank you!
Is the title of track 1 "Desert Fairy Princess"? (It just says "track 1")

bobhowe said...

Thank you for posting this beautiful piece of jazz. I do have it on CD already but like one of the previous commentators I was not aware that she passed away so young which is very sad. Well worth hearing if you don't already have.

bacoso said...

swboy-thats the one.

Undaground Tha Illest aka U.N.D.A. - Tha Bangkok Bully said...

Yo Bacoso, thanks again for posting another gem up. Your blog is amazing! I'll be sure to share some music with you once my blog is up and running.

Saint Jude said...

This is lovely.

GMG said...

Thanks for what you're doing.

GMG

Jonathan said...

Thanks for posting such great music!

Roy said...

Thank you so much for this lovely music. I'd not heard of her before and I'm really enjoying this music.

Sergio said...

Soulful, cool & groovy stuff.
Thanks Bacoso!

colinb said...

Thanks for this bacoso-by the way what has happened to the okinawan jazz devils site?

andy64 said...

Thanks for this. I also have the Daydreamer track on 'California Soul' that Ubiquity put out and it's nice to hear the whole album that it comes from.

For those of you who may be interested there's a better cover image (400 x 400) here:

http://tinyurl.com/5yl3sm

and a bigger image (700 x 601) here:

http://tinyurl.com/3pgmew

and a large back cover (700 x 601) with composer credits here:

http://tinyurl.com/59575h

Am I the only person in the world who likes to know who actually wrote the piece of music I'm listening to?

Great post, though.

This'll help me get over my J-Jazz withdrawal symptoms now that Jazz-Nekko's gone.

Thanks again!

Michael Can't Sleep said...

Thanks for this. I'm looking forward to checking it out.

soulbrotha said...

what a sad but inspirational life she had. I look forward to hearing this. Thank you!

Simon666 said...

so much great spiritual jazz around the jazz blogs these weeks. I've got both this and Neptune- The Visitors from Reza's blog on high rotation at the moment.
Thanks!

mommy said...

thank you. i have been wanting to explore this late 70s/80s west coast LA nimbus west style stuff. look forward to taking a listen.

Arthur Konstantinov said...

Thanks a huge bunch!!!
This blog I'd say is most valuable for me, I mean it!
Thanks!!!!

alex said...

many thanks bacoso for this awesome album man!
appreciated!

eldeemo said...

another great post!

golden boy said...

THANKS. LOOKS INTERESTING.

Max said...

Very nice one--thanks again.

edison007 said...

thanks again basco... only somewhat familiar with this one. look forward to checking it out.

boogieman said...

Thanks, great album. didn't know her at all!
Made me wants to listen to bobbi Humphrey but the link to download Blacks and blues does not work anymore. Could you re-upload? My vinyls are on the other side of the planet ...
Cheers

basso said...

LOVELY!
Thanks a lot.

Basso

fabsax said...

TY

Andy said...

Thank you,very nice

The Doug said...

Much appreciated...stay faithful!!

Chazzbo said...

Please don't download this.Buy it from Tom Albach at Nimbus West.He is 83 and is responsible for getting down Tapscott and al The increible Arkestra LP's.He still has many CD's (cheap at $12) of Curtis Counce,Nate Morgan,and (hopefully soon) another pressing of Dadisi Komolafe's "Hassan's Walk".The guy is 83 and still has a lot of piss and vinnegar and is owed a great debet to get this material out.Try Horace Tappscott Live IUUC" double CD.At ww.nibuswest.copm you can hear clips.Guys like him and Henry Franklin who were sdissed by coportae mdeia (and reviewers) suck so he's earned it.Pick up where it all left of with muisc of Dwight Trible and The Ark.
Peace Chazz

arshille said...

Thank You for sharing this incredible music -
Best Wishes from arshille

open form said...

the flute princess...

& the day dreamer :o))


thank you

love
of

brooklyn410 said...

Can anyone tell me where I can get any LP/CD, especially and LP with Adele Sebastian featured? I know about Desert Fairy Princess and have the CD, but there are several other albums she was on. I'm not sure how to contact Nimbus West. Adele is my 16 year old daughter's half sister(same dad) and we would love to find anything we can. Has much sentimental meaning to her.

Sean Sebastian said...

Adele was my aunt, my late father's sister. I was 8 years old when she died. She suffered from Lupus, but wouldn't stop playing and singing. Our whole family is musical, or artistic in some way. It's very exciting to see her work live on!

leo said...

Could you put up a new link for this?
Thank You.