27 September 2009

JAZZ QUINTET 60





















Jazz Quintet 60 from 1962 for Metronome Denmark.
Allan Botschinsky (tp), Niels Husum (ts), Bent Axen (p), Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b), Bjarne Rostvold (ds).
Legendary Scandinavian rarity (Check the second mortgage prices on Popsike) from Denmark featuring a who's who of the Danish Jazz scene from the past 50 years.
First time it's has been posted in public blogland so don't sleep on this one :
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19 September 2009

STAFFAN ABELEEN QUINTET - DOWNSTREAM



















Staffan Abeleen Quintet for Philips Sweden from 1966.
Staffan Abeleen - Piano ; Lasse Farnlof - Trumpet ; Bjorn Netz - Sax ; Bosse Skugland - Drums ; Paul Danielsson - Bass.
All compositions by Lars Farnlof

Scandinavia is the destination for my next batch of posts and what better way to start than with this superb album by The Staffen Abeleen Quintet playing the compositions of the wonderful Lars Farnlof.
Another first appearance in blogland but let the music do the talking ...
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ARCHIE SHEPP & THE FAMILY OF PERCUSSION - HERE COMES THE FAMILY











I have had lots of requests for a repost of this bomb from Archie Shepp and The Family of Percussion - so here it is.
First posted at OIR september 2006.
The Family of Percussion (Peter Giger,Trilok Gurtu,Doug Hammond and Tom Nicholas)are joined by Archie Shepp on this hard to find 1980 release from Nagara in Germany.
On "Here Comes the Family"the Family establish the basic form of the piece with their rhythmic and vocal opening with Shepp's flute fluttering above it all.Then he lets rip with what the liner notes call 'Poetic Recitation'but would probably be called rapping these days over a funky percussive backdrop .This tune is why the lp remains in such demand - a big play list favourite of djs world wide.
Next up is Shepp's "Street Song" the best cut on the lp for me,on which he blows his tenor freely over the drums,congas,bells and gongs.The piece ends in a crescendo of percussion culminating in a gong crash which fades into silence."Euterpe's Favorit"has Shepp back on flute with the family weaving a mystical feel behind him on bells,whistles,water pipes,gongs,rattles and drums.
"Ardopetori"starts side 2 with a mid tempo infectious rhythm established by shakers and log drum which builds slowly with Shepp soloing freely again on tenor.
"For Ti Roro"wraps it up and begins with the gentle,caribean sounds of steel drums until Shepp's soprano bursts in with a frenzy of excitement.This is the most free track with all the musicians reacting to each otherboth collectively and singularly until it finishes fittingly with the sound of the congas.
This came out on lp and cd but quickly dissapeared without trace.if you want a copy you gonna have to dig hard and have deep pockets!

7 September 2009

HIROSHI SUZUKI - CAT
















Hiroshi Suzuki for Columbia Japan from 1975.
Hiroshi Suzuki-Trombone ; Hiromasa Suzuki-Keyboards ; Akira Ishikawa-Drums ; Takeru Muraoka-Sax ; Kunimitsu Inaba-Bass

More super rare J Jazz making a first appearance in blogland and this is an absolute beauty made up of 5 long cuts that hit the perfect balance between jazz and fusion.Acoustic bass meshed with subtle funky drums topped with lashings of Rhodes,trombone and sax deliver a really stretched out understated rolling groove.
The album just grows and grows with repeated listening and it's a big favourite over here at Bacoso's Big Top - no surprise that it's
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