25 September 2008

NATE MORGAN - RETRIBUTION REPARATION
















Nate Morgan for Nimbus from 1984.

Danny Cortez(tp)Jesse Sharps(ss,ts,bs)Nate Morgan(p)Joel Ector(b)Fritz Wise(ds)

Dusty Groove on the case:Great soul jazz from the LA underground! Pianist Nate Morgan plays in the tradition of McCoy Tyner and Stanley Cowell, with a swirling spiritual feel that's deeply rooted in a Love Supreme tradition. On this LP, he leads a quintet with Jesse Sharps on reeds and Danny Cortez on trumpet and the record's filled with spiralling modal grooves that glisten with the best of the 70s soul jazz underground. The set's a great batch of original compositions by Morgan, including "U.G.M.A.A.G.E.R", "Impulse", and "Mass Madness" and also includes versions of Herbie Hancock's "One Finger Snap" and Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday"

More posts from the Nimbus lable are available at Katonah's excellent new blog "PRIVATE PRESS"

I'M NOW AWAY FOR WEEK GETTING THE LAST OF THE SUMMER SUN AND PLENTY OF SAN MIGUEL-SEE YOU SOON!!!

24 September 2008

THE NEW HERITAGE KEYBOARD QUARTET


















The New Heritage Keyboard Quartet for Blue Note from 1973.
Mickey Tucker, Piano, Clavinet & Harpsichord; Sir Roland Hanna, Piano, Harpsichord & Clavinet; Richard Davis, Bass; Eddie Gladden, Drums & Percussion
Another first in blogland at OIR for this '73 Blue Note outing-a great piece of dual keyboard improvisation supported by the sterling rhythm section.Check out the terrific reading of the old Eddie Jefferson fave " Zap Carnivorous" which kicks off the lp and the lovely latin lilt of "86 1/2"
From the sleeve notes:
It's not so much where Mickey Tucker,Sir Roland Hanna,Richard Davis and Eddie Gladden have been.It's where all of us are going that matters in this remarkable first offering by The New Heritage Keyboard Quartet.Mickey and Roland's keyboard wizardry,the insinuating and trailing moans of Richard Davis on Bass,and Eddie's percussive conversations furnish this chamber music for that mysterious future of ours.Bur best of all, this combo never violates our jazz given right to good blues and a compelling beat;never forget to invoke our toes as well as our heads.

20 September 2008

SADAO WATANABE - OPEN ROAD
















Sadao Watanabe for CBS / Sony Records Recorded Live on 2 May 1973.
Sadao Watanabe (as,fl,sn), Syunzoh Ohno (tp,flh), Hiroshi Fukumura (tb),Kohsuke Mine (ts,ss),Takehiro Honda (p,el-p), Yoshio Suzuki (b),Fumio Watanabe (ds), Yuji Imamura (per), Strings

Bacoso's back with a bang and a blogland Jap Jazz exclusive!
This is a monster of a double live set from 1973 with Sadao and heavyweight friends.It really is as good it looks and covers all the bases - modal to hard bop to jazz rock to a banging batucada finale which sounds like it blew the roof of the Hibiya Kohkaido in Tokyo.
Let the music do the talking - this one truly is
ALL KILLER NO FILLER !