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



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.

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

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!).


  1. Thank you Boogieman!! And my appreciation goes to Paul D. for identifiing "There's no you" - this I wouldn't have known...

  2. It would be great if you can post the link for this album.

    Thank you

  3. Very true Luis, here it is:

    I thought I had posted it already ... strange things happen in the virtual world. Anyway, the rip and scan are from our friend onxidlib of Inconstant Sol. Don't forget to thank him.

  4. merci
    maybe-you reupload sadi combo

  5. The Sadi Combo and the whole Rarity Series have been re-posted on 16th February. Check "Re-post" in the label listing

  6. Thanks both boogieman and onxidlib for this great album.

  7. Replies
    1. nervien,
      si tu es belge comme ton pseudo peut le laisser croire (orum omnium fortissimi sunt Belgae), ne rates pas la bourse aux disques du Sweet & Hot c (voir post a ce sujet). C'est pas loin de la rue des Nerviens ...

    2. c'est vrai ,je suis belge
      merci pour le travail que tu fais

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    1. Merci Onx. It really helps. I can't repost anything now, everything's pack! You know how it is. Cheers & merry Xmas