In memory of Johnny Peret

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

Friday, April 22, 2011



For many years, visiting neighbourhood's  "brocantes" and browsing thru' boxes of old LPs, CDs and books has been a favorite week end activity.  I reckon the good years are gone by and real finds and bargains have become increasingly rarer.  I guess e-Bay is partly responsible for this sad state of affairs.  Anyway talking a morning stroll thru' a brocante is good exercice (especially if I plan to have a couple of beers afterwards) and I'm still hoping to find some Collector's Holy Grail one day but in the meantime I have to satisfy with more modest finds. I'm always intrigued by "exotic" bands so when I came accross a CD by the UPPSALA BIG BAND, priced at a very modest 2 €, I decided to give it a try.  Nothing revolutionnary but an enjoyable modern big band, with some funk / Pop / RnB leaning and featuring various local guests (I could have done without Claes Janson).  The Uppsala Big Band - also known as Uppsala Storband - was founded in 1990 ... that's almost all I could understand from their website (here) ... all in Swedish.

Guesting on this album are:
- trombonist / pianist Ulf Johansson
- singer Claes Janson
- vocal sextet MeMera

  1.         EG Blues
  2. .      Lady Bird
  3. .      Superstition
  4. .      Maxine
  5. .      Jody Grind
  6. .      Mist nå´t (Misty)
  7. .      Festival de Ritmo
  8. .      Hallelujah, I love her so
  9. .      Harmonic Waltz
  10. .    A night in Tunisia   / And the melody still lingers on  

CD OOP.  Link in the comment as usual  


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  2. Thank you for always good music :)

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