15 June 2014

seriE. WOC : COALITION - BIRTH























Private press rarity scheduled for a limited 250 vinyl reissue from seriE:WOC on July 7th.Very highly recommended.Don't sleep on this one...

Coalition’s single self-produced album, recorded for the private Kenya Records in 1978, presents as many questions as it does offer musical surprises. Not much is known about this groups who were a part of the late 70s Philadelphia jazz-soul scene. The music captured for the LP spans a broad range of styles, ranging from an intense fusion work-out (the album opener, ‘Marionette’), a mellow Terry Callier-esque style ballad (‘Thinking of You’), abstract tonal impressionism (‘Song to my Lady’), Afrocentric Strata East spiritual style jazz (‘Kenya’s Horizon’) and tough blowing hard-bop (‘The Downer’). In some senses, there’s something for everyone, and the bands instrumentation of tenor and flute riding over the solid rhythm section puts the listener in safe hands to enjoy a journey to the unexpected.
Those safe hand include drummer Dwight James. A one-time member of the Sounds of Liberation, a band that included Byard Lancaster, James was a respected and well-regarded drummer around Philly and he appears on a number of deep jazz records including the rare Sounds of Liberation album from 1972. James was also tight with the Khan Jamal Creative Arts Ensemble, appearing on the 1973 psych-jazz album ‘Drum Dance To The Motherland’.
James also recorded his own one and only solo album in 1983 for Cadence Records, ‘Inner Heat’.
The Coalition album was only pressed in small numbers and available at Coalition live shows and local shops and so became quite a collectable piece for dealers and DJs.
Notes by Tony Higgins

RE UPS

Simon from Never Enough Rhodes has kindly re-upped a number of my dead links via A Drive.Here's a list of the albums - the links are in the relevant posts comments as usual.
Cheers Simon!

BENNY MAUPIN - MOONSCAPES
LUIS GASCA - COLLAGE
THE GALACTIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA - TIME TRAVELLERS GALAXIS
SHAMEK FARRAH - FIRST IMPRESSIONS
MONGO SANTAMARIA - MIGHTY MONGO
CANNONBALL ADDERLEY - THE BLACK MESSIAH
SHAMEK FARRAH & SONELIUS SMITH - THE WORLD OF THE CHILDREN
SHAMEK FARRAH AND FOLKS - LA DEE LA LA
BILL EVANS - SYMBIOSIS
THE MPS RHYTHM COMBINATION & BRASS - POWER PLAY
PETER HERBOLZHEIMER RHYTHM COMBINATION & BRASS - HIP WALK
NORMAN CONNORS - DANCE OF MAGIC
BUSTER WILLIAMS - PINNACLE
THE RHYTHM COMBINATION & BRASS - LIVE AT RONNIE SCOTT'S
PETER HERBOLZHEIMER RHYTHM COMBINATION & BRASS - WIDE OPEN
PETER HERBOLZHEIMER RHYTHM COMBINATION AND BRASS - I HEAR VOICES
PETER HERBOLZHEIMER RHYTHM COMBINATION AND BRASS - WAITAMINUTE
CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET - COUNTRY PREACHER
MONGO SANTAMARIA - MONGO EXPLODES
BAYETE ( TODD COCHRAN) - WORLDS AROUND THE SUN
BAYETE UMBRA ZINDIKO - SEEKING OTHER BEAUTY
JOHN MAYER / JOE HARRIOTT - INDO JAZZ SUITE
CANNONBALL ADDERLEY - THE BLACK MESSIAH
INDO-JAZZ FUSIONS - JOE HARRIOTT-JOHN MAYER DOUBLE QUINTET
THE INDO-BRITISH JAZZ ENSEMBLE - CURRIED JAZZ
DAVE GRUSIN - 3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR
THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET AND ORCHESTRA
NAT ADDERLEY SEPTET - DON'T LOOK BACK
MONGO SANTAMARIA - FREE SPIRIT
CECIL MCBEE-MUTIMA
BARTZ-HENDERSON-CONNERS - DANCE OF MAGIC NEMU JAZZ INN

1 June 2014

TERUMASA HINO QUINTET - INTO THE HEAVEN


























Terumasa Hino Quintet for Columbia- Takt Jazz Series Japan from 1970.

Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Terumasa Hino ; Bass – Kunimitsu Inaba ; Drums – Motohiko Hino
Piano – Hiromasa Suzuki ; Tenor Saxophone – Takeru Muraoka

The finest in Japanese jazz....