30 March 2013

BINGO MIKI & THE INNER GALAXY ORCHESTRA - MONTREUX CYCLONE


























Bingo Miki & The Inner Galaxy Orchestra for Three Blind Mice Japan from 1979.

Bingo Miki, leader, arranger; Kenji Yoshida, Hiroshi Abiko, Kenji Nakazawa, Hitoshi Yokoyama, Tetsuo Sato, trumpet, flugelhorn; Michio Kagiwada, Osamu Shiomura, Hideo Iguchi, trombone; Yoshio Oikawa, bass trombone; Shuhei Kubo, tuba; Hiroyuki Minami, French horn; Yukihiko Nishizawa, flute, piccolo; Masakazu Ishibashi, oboe; Jusuke Ohata, fagot; Masao Suzuki, alto sax, clarinet; Hidehiko Matsumoto, tenor,flute; Kosei Kikuchi, alto, tenor, soprano sax; Masaru Imada, piano; Himiko Kikuchi, keyboards; Mitsuaki Furuno, bass; Yukinori Narishige, electric bass; Masatsuga Matsumoto, electric guitar; Tetsuya Furutani, percussion; Yoshiyuki Nakamura, drums.
Special Guests:Bob Brookmeyer, trombone; John Faddis, trumpet, piccolo; Richard Davis, bass;Joe Beck, guitar.

"Batten down the hatches; this Cyclone is a monster whose awesome intensity and power can blow you away": Check out Jack Bowers' review at AllAboutJazz.
The very finest in Japanese Jazz....

23 March 2013

CLARKE BOLAND BIG BAND - OUT OF THE FOLK BAG





















Clarke Boland Big Band for Columbia Germany from 1967.

Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, Shake Keane, Jimmy Deuchar (tp); Nat Peck, Torolf Mølgaard, Eric van Lier (tb); Derek Humble (as) Johnny Griffin, Ronnie Scott, Carl Drevo (aka Karl Drewo) (ts); Sahib Shihab (bs, f); Francy Boland (p, arr); Jimmy Woode (b); Kenny Clarke, Kenny Clare (d); Fats Sadi (vib,perc).

Gigi Campi at the controls (as always) for this rare C.B.B.B. date showcasing their interpretations of folk music from around the world.
Total class!