In memory of Johnny Peret

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

SIR ANTHONY

KE ATAS - TONY BAUWENS SEXTET
(Jazz Cats, Belgium, 1983)


This is the only LP by the Tony Bauwens Sextet, and one of the few albums recorded by Belgian pianist Tony Bauwens (1936-2009) as a leader.

It is a straight-jazz, no-nonsense affair with a slight Latin tinge.

If you are interested in learning more about Sir Anthony, I refer you to the Lundis d'Hortense website which has an extensive biography.

Tony Bauwens was a very respected bop pianist who had a long association with Etienne Verschueren (like him a native of Renaix / Ronse) and with Sadi.



Cover painting : "Tribute to Guidooke" by excentric Belgian artist  Geert Verbeke, who is also a musician . He is the author of a book on Belgian Jazz  "Jazztrologie" ('85, in Dutch, out of print).





The album was recorded in May / June,  1983 at the Swan Studio in Buizingen.

Tracks:


1) Bitterweet (Sam Jones)

2) To my eyes (Bert Joris)
3) Song for Nathalie (Tony Bauwens)
4) Ke atas (to the top) (Tony Bauwens)
5) Easy fuck song (Bert Joris)
6) Roots and fruits (Michel Herr)


Credits:

Tony Bauwens : piano
Bert Joris : trompet
Marc Godfroid : trombone
Tony Gyselinck : drums
Philippe Venneman : tenorsax,percussion
Marc Van Garsse : bass

Sir Anthony @ HNITA Jazz Club (from the Web)


4 comments:

  1. Ripped from the original LP.
    Side A : http://www.mediafire.com/?tjy6vu4277lx24e
    Side B : http://www.mediafire.com/?3338t8w9f3b3jjm

    enjoy!

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  2. Thanks, boogieman. Energetic stuff. Good for me. Not so sure about the cover pic :-)

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    1. You're right Yewsta, energetic is the right word and it is a quality that's often missing from more recent productions.

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    2. Plenty of variety later too.

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