18.5.08

HASTINGS STREET JAZZ EXPERIENCE























Hastings Street Jazz Experience for Midnite Records from 1976.
A truly fabulous Big Band album of spiritual jazz from Detroit with a thirty plus member line up featuring Tribe and Strata East stalwarts such as Phil Ranelin,Miller Brisker and Nasir Hafiz plus guest vocalist Kim Weston of Motown fame.
Highly Recommended.
From the sleeve notes:
The Hastings Street Jazz Experience was founded in 1972 by musicians Ed Nelson,Dedrick Glover and Charles Miles.Miller Brisker and Ed Nelson,who is percussionist on on all of the compositions,have to be seen as the driving force both musically and from a production standpoint.The musicians on this date all agree that without their energy and persistence the album would never have been finished.Miller Brisker,whose solo on Ja -Mil firmly demonstrates his lyricism and his ability to swing,is also the founder of the Detroit Jazz Composers Ltd which is responsible for all the compositions rendered here.It is especially rewarding to hear Teddy Harris Jnr,Nasir Hafiz and and Herbie Williams.
Herb Boyd - Centre for Black Studies Jazz Research Institute
Ripped @320 from vinyl.

46 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/115865581/HASTINGS_STREET_JAZZ_EXPERIENCE.rar

katonah said...

holy cow ...
holy fuckin cow !!

vesper said...

Ooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

Por Trás do Jornal dos Jogos said...

Bacoso

the record was deleted!!!!!!!!!!!!

than you

johnv said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you--you have made my week!

gregoriograzi said...

I quiver in anticipation. thanks for all the wonderful RARE jazz that I walked right past all these years ago.

Michael Can't Sleep said...

Looking forward to this. Many thanks!

AvantGrape said...

Pure dopeness.

Yeah!

taro nombei said...

Hugely looking forward to this.
Thanks so much Bacoso!
TN

JTF said...

For those of you who did not know about Hastings Street, here's a little history lesson from a native Detroiter who reads as much Detroit history as there is to read...

Hastings Street was the heart of black Detroit. There were black-owned businesses, nightlife... It was black Detroit in a time when a black man would get trouble from the cops walking just a few blocks away and crossing Woodward Avenue.

So where is it now?

Look on a map and follow the peculiar path of I-75. There is an unneeded extension called I-375. The powers that be obliterated Hastings Street from the map. You can decide for yourself what the reasoning behind this was.

Gianni said...

bacoso, thanks!
tonight I am dreaming with this lp!
magic dreamy sounds!!!
my heart says: "thank you"

Burning Blue Soul said...

There is still one block of Hastings left! Also, we cannot fail to tell folks it was the home of Henry's Swing Club. The house act was some cat named John Lee Hooker during the time he was cutting all those killer sides for Vee Jay.

gumshoe said...

thank you!

ish said...

hey thanks!

Andy said...

Brilliant,I will feature some of this on my radio show.

Andy said...

andysjazzshow@gmail.com
show is on georgefm.co.nz/jazz

Miles said...

Wow! This is a great recording! Thanks for sharing it.

Little Tony Negri said...

boom!

Simon666 said...

Album of the week, love it, thankyou!

dickon said...

Loved listening to this last night - what an education ! Keep digging them out. Thanks

mingusal said...

From a native Detroiter who remembers these days well: thank you, thank you, thank you!!

And thanks to jtf above for the pocket history lesson, giving this some context for the non-Detroiters among us (and several of the younger motowners too, I'd imagine).

Now, if only I could find that Griot Galaxy album I loaned out and never got back somewhere...

Ken WIlson said...

exclamation point!

anyone doubtful, please, just listen to this. my father had this on vinyl - oh the memories

makuma said...

Hum hum...!! Many Blessings Bacoso!

Emanuele said...

Basco thanks for your site - have enjoyed for over a year now. Reading through the comments I am thinking how great it is that you are connecting great music to avid new listeners and also reconnecting/ reuniting with old. Appreciated!

Simon666 said...

i just had to leave a second post, this album is SO good, even better with repeated listens, thankyou ..

D.Parker said...

Good looks...

thegreentones said...

VAN-Damn!

Nice post.

Again.

Of course.

Love the history up top too, nice.

Peace.

J.

db said...

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

kizza said...

Un-freakin-believable!
Mighty thanks for this one!
Greatly appreciated!

giu said...

thanks a lot g

Julian said...

new here thx to El Reza for the heads up. very excited to check this one out. thx!!!

ガブリエル君 said...

excellent album, thanks!!!! ★★★★★

chrisd said...

oh, god damn it, this is fantastic!

Fd said...

Thanks a lot, your blog is great, one of the best!! Many Thanks for your posts and links, superb!! Best Regards!!
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boogieman said...

Very good album indeed but i was expecting something a bit more "adventurous".
We've been spoilt so much with all the great music on this blog, I feel like a kid in a candy store.
20 years ago, when vinyl went out of fashion (I always kept mine though, i thought that a lot of that music would never been re-issued or be available again. I was wrong. But what's amazing is that the music is saved not by the industry (no interest in non-commercial music anymore) but by small re-issue companies and by people like you, thru' their blog. Making rare records available to a large audience is the best way to ensure that the music will survive.whatever happen.
Keep up the good work.

Jeffrey said...

Many Many THANKS!

S.Subito said...

amazing, thanks a lot bacoso!

kizza said...

Thanks bacoso!
Another winner!

analogged said...

what an incredible line up/post thanks bacoso!

paul said...

Wicked!

deconstructo said...

I was going to make a guess at jtf's name, but then I checked my sources. For those interested in a great book about the heyday of jazz in Detroit, check the book by Lars Bjorn & Jim Gallert: Before Motown: A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-60 (University of Michigan Press, 2001). I thought it might have been Jim posting earlier.

I've met Lars, he also knows Herb Byd quite well.

somogyvari said...

Great! What would I do without your wonderful excerpts from the "lesser" history of jazz...

zardoz1984 said...

Wow! Detroit power: the Motor City burnin' with spirit & soul. Thx again, Bacoso, never thk you enough for all your shares.

Adam said...

Excellent stuff!! Thanks!!

boogieman said...

I eventually got myself the vinyl. Brussels is the European Capital of Vinyl records!

Maxime said...

Hello

The file was deleted :(
Do you think you could re-upload that gem on mediafire for instance ?

Thank you for all the work you're doing

Maxime