24 December 2013

JOHNNY SCOTT QUINTET - COMMUNICATION


























Johnny Scott Quintet for Columbia E.M.I. from 1967.
Flute – Johnny Scott ; Harp – David Snell ; Sax – Duncan Lamont ; Bass - Arthur Watts ; Drums – Barry Morgan 

Sublime piece of Brit Jazz featuring a great mix of originals,standards and a bongotastic "Caravan".
Merry Christmas !

14 December 2013

BINGO MIKI & HIS INNER GALAXY ORCHESTRA OF AMERICA MYSTIC SOLAR DANCE

























Bingo Miki & His Inner Galaxy Orchestra Of America for Kitty Japan from 1981.

Barry Miles - Keyboards ; Masatsugu Matsumoto - Electric Piano ; Tom Fowler - Bass ; Chester Thompson - Drums ; Steve Forman - Percussion ; Tetsuya Furutani - Percussion ; Phil Teele - Bass Trombone ; Jim Self - Tuba ; Steve Fowler - Piccolo,Flute ; Eric Marienthal - Flute,Soprano Sax,Tenor Sax Akira Omori - Flute,Soprano Sax,Tenor Sax ; Michael Altschul Soprano ,Tenor Sax ,Clarinet ; John Gross - Flute,Clarinet,Tenor Sax ; Josuke Ohata - Bassoon ; Brad Warnaar - French Horn ; Louis Fassman, Walter Fowler ,Barry Ries ,Frank Szabo ,Kenji Yoshida - Trumpets ; Bruce Fowler ,Michio Kagiwada Hart Smith - Trombones

Had a fantastic trip to Japan in October where I hooked up with my good buddy Doyle and spent a mad 10 days travelling round Tokyo,Sendai and Mount Fuji. Flew home with a huge bag of vinyl and some amazing memories. Thanks to the following who made it a trip of a lifetime :
Bongo Hito ; El Goog ; Wara Katsu ; Taro Nombei  ; Hiroshi Tanno ; Yumiko ; Yusuke Ogawa of Universounds ;
and the mighty Sadao Watanabe !!!

First time out in blogland for this one I picked up at J&B Records in Sendai ...a Japan meets U.S. big band banger.Check out "Sunroad Travellers"....sizzling!