1 February 2010

GENE SHAW - CARNIVAL SKETCHES



















Gene Shaw for Argo from 1965.
First posted at OIR in 2006.

One of my favourite lps this is a real beauty on Argo from 1965. Gene Shaw leads a great group including Charles Stepney on Vibes,Richard Evans on bass and Ed Higgins on piano-it also features Richard Evans as composer and arranger.As the tile suggests it's a series of pieces with a real south of the border flavour which work beautifully.I won't pontificate on about this gem just do yourself a favour and down load it.Highly recommended.
Hard to track down on vinyl I picked this up on a Japanese cd some years ago.Needless to say thats been long deleted.
All Killer - No Filler.

54 comments:

Thom Jurek said...

Bacoso,

What a post! What an album! This is one of those records that endure and offer something new each and everytime they're heard. Thanks for posting it.

Bacoso said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?yy2nzgkozym

ryanb said...

wow. huge. thanks.

funk tone said...

big one!
thank you!

keith.raison said...

Thank you very much for the Gene Shaw.You put some really interesting and stimulating stuff on your site, very much appreciated.

baf said...

thank you

cheeba said...

Deightful, thanks Bacoso. "Street Dance" is a monster!

BTW, Sun Ship is a relatively new blog and he's posting a superb assortment of rare Argo & Cadets. I'm having a hard time keeping up! Some of your readers may want to check it out if they haven't already:

http://thesunship.blogspot.com/

SM said...

Thank you! I'm very curious about this album.

unpack said...

thank you, thank you, bacoso.
much respect for the work you do here.
hope you know that we all really appreciate it!!!

Reza said...

Worthy spam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODshB09FQ8w

Moes Lake said...

This is really good stuff, I didn't expect it to be and I'm not that into Gene Shaw. Thanks!

open form said...

great flowing rhythms :o)

Goin' Downtown, Street Dance, Ain't That Soul...

thank you always

love
of


Dusty Groove said...
Excellent LP by one of the lost trumpet talents of the 60's! Gene "Clarence" Shaw played with Mingus, until the big one scared him away, and he fled to Chicago and started recording LPs for Argo. All of the LPs are great, and this one's a rare treat featuring a cool set of compositions and arrangements by Richard Evans that have a groovy Latiny feel to them. Evans plays bass, and Charles Stepney's on vibes. Shaw is stunning throughout, and this set makes you wonder why Mingus didn't come out to Chicago and re-hire him on the spot. Cuts include "Ain't That Soul", "Goin Back Home", "Goin' Downtown", and "Cha Bossa". Tough one to find!

info

side A
Date: May 11, 1964
Location: Ter-Mar Recording Studio, Chicago, IL
Clarence 'Gene' Shaw (ldr), Clarence 'Gene' Shaw (t), Charles Stepney (vib), Roland Faulkner (g), Richard Evans (b), Marshall Thompson (d), Benny Cooke (cga)

side B
Date: July 17, 1964
Location: Ter-Mar Recording Studio, Chicago, IL
Clarence 'Gene' Shaw (ldr), Kenny Soderblom (f, bf), Clarence 'Gene' Shaw (t), Eddie Higgins (p), Richard Evans (b), Vernel Fournier (d), Marshall Thompson (cga)

composed & arranged by Richard Lee Evans


buy
http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/45646/Gene_Shaw-Carnival_Sketches-Sealed_Out-of-Print_Vinyl_LP


curious about these

Gene Shaw - Breakthrough
Argo/Cadet/Dusty Groove 1962

Gene Shaw - Debut In Blues
Argo/Chess 1963



similar sounds

Charles Mingus - Tijuana Moods
"Tijuana Gift Shop"

http://7oregons2tomates.blogspot.com/2009/07/483-charles-mingus-tijuana-moods1957.html

roberto t. said...

My first fortunate encounter with this site. How time passes! Wonderful post!

craig said...

looking forward to this, thanks man

pepper67 said...

Great groove throughout!! thanks for the rip--all killa no filla for sure

Jazzjet said...

Thanks for this one. Charles Stepney on vibes!

muttly said...

Thank you, this looks great

Tomaso Alba said...

Looking forward to hear this one. Another unknown gem I suppose.

Thanks a lot,

Fer,

Bill said...

Definitely up for this! Many thanks for the share.

King Megatrip said...

thanks for another one!

Andy said...

Well it's new to me,but your recommendation and a swag of people suggest it's well worth it.Thanks a lot.

bluenote said...

Great post with Gene Shaw's Carnival Sketches. Shaw's three albums for Argo are all worth hearing -- Dusty Groove recently reissued Breakthrough on CD, but Debut in Blues remains available only on lp. Carnival Sketches is probably the most interesting, one of Richard Evans' most successful ventures. Shaw, of course, is excellent. Mingus once said that Shaw was as good a trumpeter as he had ever heard -- no small praise! Thanks again!

Art Simon said...

Thanks Bacoso!

Sorry about the pricks. Try not to let it bother you. This is my favorite place on the blogosphere.

yewsta said...

Thank you.

boogieman said...

Thanks Bacosso. I had one track on an old compilation Essential Argo/Cadet grooves vol 2 (1991). Unfortunately there was no indication of the title of the original LP.
I'm very glad I could eventually listen to the whole album, thanks to you.
Cheers

Brother_jing said...

thank you Bacoso. fantastic lp!

open form said...

need to play&dance
"street dance"
with Gary&CO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQRWqoHSmF4

jazz warehouse party...


love
of

Cameron said...

Thanks for the post. Great cut!

Bo Selecta said...

Wow! Great and highly appreciated post. Thanks a lot!

breathe said...

this was bangin.
who is gene shaw?

grumpy said...

What a gorgeous recording. Gene Shaw had a lovely tone, lovely combination of trumpet and guitar!
Many thanks. I have an mp3@160 of Debut In Blues if anyone's interested.

PS I second cheebas recommendation of the sunship blog its a treasure trove of rare LPs.

Many thanks & to open form for the info.

grumpy said...

Just noticed open form curious about:

http://rapidshare.com/files/347229751/Shaw__Gene_-_Debut_In_Blues__1963___160_.rar

nick said...

awesome. I've been enjoying the reish of Breakthrough, but this is new to me and looks fantastic. Thank you!!

open form said...

Karachi flowing :o)
...infinite plays


thank you grumpy


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need to get this

http://www.honestjons.com/shop.php?pid=33354&CatID=124&LabelID=15857

http://www.dustygroove.com/item.php?id=j3k6g342zn

rog said...

Wonderful stuff Bacoso! Your taste in music is superb... :-)

Alan Arbelaez said...

thank you so much for this. don't think for 1 second that your contributions are not being appreciated!

-Alan

Simon666 said...

Missed this post somehow. jeshus what a monster! thanks bacoso :)

Aribus said...

Truly wonderful.
You sure know how to dig em up...

Jay said...

Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Simon666 said...

New vinyl rip of "Debut in Blues" over at Sun Ship :

http://thesunship.blogspot.com/2010/02/gene-shaw-debut-in-blues.html

flageolette said...

Thank you Bacoso!

Cheers,

troods said...

To Bacoso and all the wonderful posters, thank you so much. The information and music blogs listed are incredible. As for Shaw's Carnival sketches, I am ready! Outside of the fact that I'm sleep deprived, I will either collapse before it downloads, or save it for the weekend when the brain is communicating with its various parts.

Sgt. Getraer said...

I love Stepney/Evans!

jazzlover said...

This is simply a true gem. Thanks for sharing with us.
Your blog is inspirational. Keep up!

balkanjeff said...

I really enjoyed this LP, great to hear music which is subtly (but genuinely) different from most of what is commonly available from the 60s.
Thanks as ever
Balkan Jeff

Holden Caulfield said...

Awesome post as usual.
I'm anxiously awaiting the dwld.
Thank you very mcu.

chazz said...

This is great!!!!!How could it not be in print?And it being a Chi-Town Record it has Eddie Higgins on keys (great guy met him at his home town club Van Dyke in Miami in 2000- He was such talent that after being on a Vee Jay of Lee Morgan "Bu" asked him to join the Jazz Messengers.He knew Blakey and said thanks but I have family and need to stick around" i.e. the word was band got paid after Art's dealer and the band after.Like he got fame with "Haunted Heart" after 35 years in biz.Great LP.
Chazzz
Chazz

Thomas said...

Looking forward to this. Thanks for all the great work!

josef renner said...

Thank you!

Munnnnnph said...

jesus tits.....beautiful. incredible share.

jazztap said...

merci

a real mf said...

brilliant, thank you

poppachubby said...

Big thanks for this Bacoso. I was a bit dissapointed in the mp3 only, but it's a truly gorgeous copy so I really can't complain. And the music is so incredibly gorgeous - it may be his best in terms of tonal brilliance. I also find he is minimal with his notes as compared to an album like breakthrough. Lots of space, which I like. Anyhow a real gem from a forgotten player, and an almost forgotten time - music crafted to be art, from artists.

Otis Foster said...

Shaw's work is simply brilliant. What a shame he was buried by the fusion trends of the 60s and 70s. And the audio quality is outstanding, at least on my pretty good computer speakers.

I third the recommendation of Sunship. You have to move quickly because his links go dead. He will re-up if asked, but you're reluctant to do that for too many files.

Quick note: Higgins came from a very musical family, went to Phillips Andover (a prep school) where his father taught English and I attended. He had a reputation for being a back-breaker. I dodged him, wound up with someone even tougher. Oh well....

His brother Jon (my classmate) was a leading exponent and singer of Indian and Asian music. Jon died very young in 1984.