In memory of Johnny Peret

In memory of Johnny Peret
In memory of my friend Johnny Peret, vibist, drummer, accordeonist extraordinaire

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

PAN MAN

RUDY SMITH QUARTET - STILL AROUND
S&P Records (LP) – DENMARK       1984

Another one not to miss!  And a premiere in the blogsphere, methink!

The album Still Around is the first record Rudy Smith made under his own name, and it is considered a classic and one of his best. In the long history of Pan music, both in Trinidad and internationally, this is one of the very few albums to feature Pan as the leading voice in a pure jazz setting.

His group the Modern Sound Quintet played disco/reggae/jazz fusion, changing their name to the Modern Sound Corporation in the late 1970s. After extensive touring throughout Europe, they broke up in 1980. Rudy Smith moved to Denmark in 1983, where he decided to return to the music he loved, jazz and be-bop, forming the Rudy Smith Quartet. The group included Ole Mathiessen (piano), Niels Præstholm (bass) and a South African drummer, Gilbert Matthews. There is an international inspiration for the music on the 1984 album Still Around, featuring an Asian element, mixed with a dash of European, as well as American jazz. Rudy Smith is referred to as the jazz king of steel pans, and in Denmark as the father of the steel pan.


RUDY SMITH QUARTET - STILL AROUND

TRACKS
1. Blues L Armoise
2. Ursia    (Soprano sax: “Pe We”)
3. Elise
4. Blues For Bradick
5. Be Bach
6. Still Around
7. El Vito   (acoustic guitar: Costa Apetrea)

Produced by s & p records
Recorded at montezuma recording ab, stockholm, march 28-29, 1984.

Mixed at montezuma studio by r.s.q.

5 comments:

  1. http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/1RT4UZHS/sTILLAROUND-01.rar_links
    http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/1SBUBIMR/stillaround_02.rar_links

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    1. Well, now: that sounds like it might be fascinating. Downloading, now. Thank you for finding something so off the beaten path!

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  2. Incredible lp!!! Hey man do you have any of these?
    1->http://www.discogs.com/Freedom-Unity-Sammy-Singers-Three-Dynamic-Rock/release/3306968
    2->http://www.discogs.com/Ralf-Moufang-And-Elastic-Headache-Kalimba-6/release/1279075
    thnks in advance!!!

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  3. One comment only? I'm disappointed!

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  4. its an incredible lp strange sounds with fantastic play !!!

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