In memory of Johnny Peret

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


GOOD BUDDIES (Belgium / USA - 1979)

About a month ago I posted the first album of TRIODE (Frisell, Johnson, Driscoll) recorded Live in a small club in Brussels in 1978.  Here is what could be considered as the second TRIODE album eventhough the band is not referred to as "Triode" any longuer. It is a Quartet effort with Belgian keyboard wizard Michel Herr generously contributing to this forgotten but outstanding album.
It is hard to understand how such a fantastic album has never been re-issued on CD.

Tracks :

1. Acapulco bells (M. Herr)
2a. Frog legs vampin' in the moonlight
2b. I think I know what you mean (K. Driscoll)
3. Sans blues thank you (B. Frisell)
4. What do you mean, what do you mean ? (B. Frisell)
5. Good buddies (B. Frisell)

Musicians :
Michel Herr - piano, synthesizer
Bill Frisell - guitar
Kermit Driscoll - electric bass
Vinton Johnson - drums, percussion

Recorded at studio Shiva, Brussels. Released in 1979, LP (EMI 1 064 63568).

With a massive thanks to JC for the superb rip of this rare LP from his collection.

If you're interested in Michel Herr's music (and if you're reading this, you are), get a copy of The Music of Michel Herr by the Brussels Jazz Orchestra.


  1. Comin' soon in beautiful lossless.

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  3. Early Frisell? I love the recent Frisell, so thanks for this one.
    I'm not sure about the cover though - is that the original one, or is it homemade?

  4. Hi Rick,
    I confirm it is the original LP cover.
    Enjoy the music (and the cover ...).

  5. Holy shit! On my wishlist for a very long time. This one hardly ever shows up and if it does one has to pay some hundred bucks, so thanks a million to JC for donating the rip and thanks also for posting it, boogieman!

  6. wow! thanks boogieman & JC for the effort and the time. it's brilliant! the final part of Frisell's adventures in Belgium is the Steve Houben record. thanks again, your the best!

  7. Huge thanks to boogieman & JC. I have accumulated a lot of Frisell over the years and this has also got me into a lot of other artists music along the way. Its really interesting ang great to hear the first couple of albums he ever did.

  8. Please, Please reup this, I just found the page (as I only just found out about Frisell's early euro music) and the links are dead. Keeping it alive is a must as the LPS are selling for 350 euros (though that may be the cover)

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  9. I do not understand why such an interesting album has not been re-issued after all these years. I've always considered that putting a three figures tag on a LP has nothing to do with the music. It's a kind of speculation. And it does not even profit the artist. Art should be available to all.
    Enjoy while it lasts:
    PART. 1 :

  10. Here's the B-side:

  11. Wow - cute cover and I believe some good music. I have already enjoyed the Triode album.

    Thank you JC and Boogieman!!

  12. Wonderful record!!!! Thanx a lot Mr. and for the sake of music, keep that Boogie! Cheers.

  13. Thanks for that, really appreciate your reupping

  14. Maybe they should have changed the cover, to avoid misleading impressions! :D

    Thx Boogieman!

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    1. Sorry but I do not entertain request from anonymous or unknown people who leave a comment only when a link is dead. This is not a free juke box.

    2. lol i am a follower of your blog and big fan.I just wanna ask if there's any change to access this album that i really appreciated!So what have to do to be a member???

  16. hanky dang dang... am i famous enough (inconstantsol, proco, barabara, luigi, et all)... to get a re-up? Just looking at the frisell you (Steve Houben) thing you posted and was looking for more info on it and saw this as well? (or maybe send me info @ gmail? santoscurser

  17. Any re upload possible ?
    Muchas Gracias !!!