In memory of Johnny Peret

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

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Here is my first attempt at posting an album: the Dutch band Brand New Orleans, an intriguing combination of post-bop and afro-caribbean drumming. It was released in 1995 but, as far as I know, it is out of print.

Credits: Ben van den Dungen (tenor- en sopraan sax) ; Jarmo Hoogendijk (trompet) ; Juraj Stanik (piano en orgel) ; Harry Emery (bas) ; John Engels (drums) ; Willem Jansen (afrikaanse percussie).

I posted it a few months ago in the comments @ Bacosso's OIR but the link is now dead. 

Size 116MB Quality:256k ripped from my original CD.

UPDATED LINK (18/07/17)  see comments.

Comments welcome.


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  2. Seems like I missed this one on OIR. Will give it a try & good luck with your new blog! :)

  3. Hi Arkadin,it's a pleasure to welcome you. Hope you'll enjoy the album. Cheers

  4. Hi! i also missed this on OIR, but will check it out..thanks!
    and good luck with the blog too!! :)

    BTW. since you apparently know something about dutch jazz, would you happen to know anything about this : Brussels Art Quintet - 7inch , been looking for it without a luck..

  5. Congratulations on setting this up!
    Looking forward to seeing what lies ahead...

  6. Thanks Taro Nombei & Hoocie Coochie man, your blogs have been an inspiration to me.

    Re: Brussels Art Quintet
    Let me point out first that Brussels is not Dutch (I'm basically a French-speaking Bruxellois myself, so I'm kinda touchy on the subject), it's the capital of Belgium ... if it still exists.
    I don't know about this band / 7 inch but I'll sure find out, I have a network of first-class informer on Belgian Jazz. The only problem is that they're all pretty resistant to modern technologies and will be absolutely unable to transfer soundbites from a vinyl to a computer. Anyway, I'll do my best.

  7. Hi Hoochie Coochie Man. Found it. It's the only record (7 inch-45 rpm) of a short-lived outfit combining future members of COS and future members of Babs Robert & Love Planet. More coming soon with, hopefully, mp3 rips.

  8. Hi!

    Oh that rip would be unbelievable, since that 7 inch seems to be mega rare..
    and sorry me being that bad in geography, im a bit embarrassed here..

  9. hi Boogieman, I'm a first time visitor, due a link on Arkadin's blogroll. First of all good luck with your new spot, fresh out of that country that lies between Holland & France [:-)
    I'd like to link you up over at my space, please let me know if that's OK with you?!
    Feel free to visit, be well and all that jazz...
    peace, E-mile

  10. Hi E-mile, welcome!
    I'd be honored to be linked to your blog.
    I shall post a link to yours too.


    n.b. my CD is damaged, I cannot provide a better rip. If anyone has a lossless copy, feel free to post it. Thanks.