In memory of Johnny Peret

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

Thursday, April 26, 2012

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

KURT EDELHAGEN UND SEIN ORCHESTER  "IN MOSKAU"

Recorded May 1964 at the Sports Palace, Moscow, Russia.
Published by WDR (West German Broadcast) T 75451 (LP 64 347/48).




Here is a contribution from onxidlib, of Inconstant Sol blog fame. 

European Big Band with some first class soloists, many of them will work later with the Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band and Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combinaison & Brass.

The Sixties until the mid-Seventies were a  Golden Age for these musicians -Europeans and American expats alike -who woud get regular, well-paid employment in Scandinavian and German Radio Big Bands, in addition to recording sessions (e.g. MPS) and club gigs.


Musicians
Milorad Pavlovic, trumpet
Hans Wilfert, trumpet
Achmed Muffavak Falay, trumpet
Fritz Weichbrodt, trumpet
Otto Bredl, trombone
Raymond Droz, trombone
Manfred Gätjens, trombone
Hellmut Hauck, trombone
Derek Humble, alto saxophone
Heinz Kretschmar, alto saxophone
Karl Drewo, tenor saxophone
Gerd Dudek, tanor saxophone
Kurt Aderhold, baritone saxophone
Borislav Rokovic, piano
Joe Sydow, bass
Stuff Combe, drums
Kurt Edelhagen, leader

Tracks
Side A (15:55):
- Orchestra Theme.
- Announcement (russian)
- Chinatown (Schwartz, arr. Francy Boland)
- Schwarze Augen (trad., arr. Stuff Combe)
- I'll Close My Eyes (Kaye/Reid, arr. Rob Pronk)
Side B (16:00):
- Announcement (russian)
- Russian Medley (several composers, arr. Bora Rokovic)
- St. Louis Blues (W.C.Handy, arr. Rob Pronk)

Recorded May 1964 at the Sports Palace, Moscow, Russia.
Published by WDR (West German Broadcast) T 75451 (LP 64 347/48).
Note: This LP was never commercially released.


 Paul D. Pointed out that the Orchestra Theme is "There's no you" by Tom Adair & Hal Hopper

With all my thanks to onxidlib (and there is more coming!).

BOURSE AUX DISQUES - PLATENBEURS - RECORDS FAIR

Le SWEET AND HOT organise une BOURSE AUX DISQUES DE JAZZ le samedi 19 mai 2012 de 11h15 à 16h. à la JAZZ STATION, 195 chaussée de Louvain, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode (en face du boulevard Clovis, entrée derrière le coin par la rue Wauwermans). Bus STIB 29, bus De Lijn 318, 410 (arrêts Clovis). 
Ouverture de la porte à partir de 10h15 pour les vendeurs uniquement


- Si vous avez des disques (78, 45, 33 ou CDs), livres, cassettes (audio ou vidéo), DVD, revues, catalogues, etc. à vendre, apportez-les… Pour une question d'organisation (réservation d'emplacement), nous invitons les vendeurs à bien vouloir confirmer leur participation dès que possible  Table (1m80): € 14.00. Si vous avez moins, participation à négocier.

- Si vous n'avez rien à vendre mais qu'au contraire vous êtes acheteur, ne manquez pas cette occasion unique à Bruxelles (les habitués savent qu'il y a moyen non seulement de faire de très bonnes affaires mais aussi de dégoter des raretés, voire même des "collectors' items").

Faites circuler l'information, avertissez vos amis amateurs de jazz (néophytes ou chevronnés, vendeurs ou acheteurs) .



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Op zaterdag 19 mei 2012, van 11u15 tot 16u, organiseert de SWEET AND HOT een BEURS VAN JAZZPLATEN in de JAZZ STATION, gelegen Leuvensesteenweg 195 te 1210 Sint-Joost-ten-Noode (rechtover de Clovislaan, ingang achter de hoek via de Wauwermansstraat). Vervoer: bereikbaar via bus MIVB 29, bus De Lijn 318, 410 (halte Clovis). Voor de verkopers enkel gaan de deuren open om 10u15.
- Indien u platen (78t, 45t, 33t. of CD's) boeken, audio - of videocassettes, DVD's, magazines, - catalogi, enz… wil verkopen, breng ze mee… Om organisatorische redenen (plaatsreservatie) - verzoeken wij de verkopers zo snel mogelijk hun deelname te willen bevestigen 
 Prijs per tafel (1m80): 14€. Indien u minder dan een tafel nodig heeft, is de prijs overeen te komen.

- Indien u niets te verkopen heeft maar u integendeel koper bent, mag u deze unieke gelegenheid in Brussel niet missen (de getrouwen weten dat er niet enkel zeer goede zaken kunnen worden gedaan maar dat men ook zeldzaamheden of zelfs "collectors' items" op de kop kan tikken.


Verspreid deze informatie, verwittig uw vrienden jazzliefhebbers (nieuwkomers of doorwinterden, verkopers of kopers) 



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

PORC BINAIRE ROTI

Theo Jörgensmann Quartet featuring John Thomas
Go Ahead Clarinet
(CPM 4 ST, Germany, 1978)

 A not so common LP by clarinet virtuoso / free improviser Theodor Franz Jörgensmann.  I was not familiar with Jorgensmann's music when I found this LP last year in a second-hand books and records shop.
It did like the title "Porc Binaire Roti (Binary Roasted Pork).  I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the playing.  The music is free but very listenable and even strangely compelling, it surely deserves repeated listening.  An added bonus is the presence of guitarist John Thomas, currently an Associate Professor at Berklee and author of  advanced jazz guitar books and tutorials. 
The album was recorded when Thomas was working in Europe in the late Seventies.

Tracks
Side A
A1. Porc Binaire Roti (Kube)
A2. Kissy Stays a Dream (Kube)

Side B
B1. I remember Out (Jorgensmann / Schaper)
B2. November (Lask)
B3. December 4th (Lask)

Credits
Theo Jorgensmann : clarinet, electric multipurpose clarinet
Uli P. Lask: tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
(flute, basselhorn, piano,mellotron)
Kai Kanthak: bass
Dyonis Kube : drums (piano on A2)
John Thomas: guitar, electric guitar

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

LOOS, Dr ROBUR & Mr JAY

The best music is live music.

Ce jeudi 26/04 à 21h Loos, Dr Robur & Mr Jay joueront
au
Bistrot La Pomme
Waterloo, Belgium.



If you happen to be around go and see/hear them
and
give my regards to Mr Jay!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

STEVEDORE BY DAY, JAZZMAN BY NIGHT


JACK SELS – ORIGINAL STUDIO RECORDINGS (c. 1961)
Issues: LP DELAHAY DEP14028 ; LP IBC 4C054-97754 (Belgium)


I haven't been too busy with the blog these last few  weeks, mostly re-uploading and updating old links.  
I also ripped a few obscure LPs that I shall post in the coming weeks. 
But this one comes straight  from Paul D's vault.  Quality rip as usual! 


Saxophonist JACK SELS is one of the legends of Belgian Jazz and probably Antwerp’s greatest contribution to Jazz (although there is a whole new generation who would probably deserve that title, starting with X-Legged Sally and Flat Earth Society  ... yes, I know Peter Vermeersch was born in Waregem, not in Antwerp ...).

If you have seen the film JUST FRIENDS by Belgian Director Marc-Henri Wajnberg (1992), you probably know the story of the Antwerp tenor player unloading shipments of bananas from the Belgian Congo by day and blowing his horn in smoky taverns by night.  The character in the film was loosely based on Jack Sels’ real life story.

This fairly rare LP is of interest for several reasons.  
First of all because Jack Sels did not record a lot so his few recordings are to be treasured. 
The second reason is because this album features what is probably  the very first phonographic trace of a 17-year old aspiring jazz guitarist with a bright future, PhilipCatherine’
The thirds reason is the fourth track on side B: a lttle-known theme by Fats Sadi played by a quintet featuring Fats Sadi (vibes), Rene Thomas (guitar), Wallace Bishop (drums), an unknown pianist and an unknown bass player – most probably Benoit Quersin.  But no trace of Jack Sels on this track ….

 The sides with Jack Sels were recorded in Brussels circa September 19, 1961.

The last track of B side is a bit of a mystery, probably dating from 1961 too.



TRACKS AND CREDIT
A1.      BLUES  100    (J. Sels)
A2.      BAY’S WAY  (J. Sels)
A3.      BLUES FOR A BLONDE       (J.Sels)
B1.      ON STAGE     (J. Sels)
B2.      BLACK VELVET       (Huffmagle)
B.3.     AFRICAN DANCE     (L. Bellson)
Jack Sels, Lou Bennett, Philip Catherine, Oliver Jackson
B4.      HITTIN’ THE ROAD
Omit Jack Sels.  Fats Sadi (vibes), Rene Thomas (e. guitar), unknown pianist, probably Benoit Quersin on bass, Wally Bishop (drums).


Four tracks wirh Lou Bennett and Philip Catherine were first issued as and EP under the name JACK SEL(L)S JAZZ.












 They were re-issued in 1966 on a Dutch Relax LP entitled Sax Appeal , which has become a bit of a collector’s item  for its “calendar girl” cover.

Friday, April 6, 2012

RE-POST- modern big bands and a few other things

Some Big Band Re-posts:

- Jean-Loup Longnon 's CYCLADES (France).



- Upsalla Big Band (Sweden):










The KICKS BAND (US)



Full Faith & Credit Big Band (US)


NOJO   (Canada ... absolutely superb, don't miss it this time).


Fra Fra Big Band (NL + members from US, Uk, NL Antilles, Surinam, Mexico ...)


Etienne Verschueren & BRT Jazz Orkest (Belgium)

Other things ...


Brand New Orleans (NL)