In memory of Johnny Peret

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

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Leo Wright Combo
Flöte + Alt-Sax = Leo Wright
LP AMIGA ‎– 8 50 056, German Democratic Republic (GDR) - 1966

Here is a contribution from an anonymous visitor who sent us a rip of the this rare album via onxidlib. It is the companion album to the one I posted in December.  The Leo Wright Combo was a Quintet that was built by Leo Wright for a Concert-Tour in the former German Democratic Republic in 1965.

In addition to Wright's excellent work on flute and alto sax, this album is another opportunity to hear the virtuosity and melodic invention of Andre Condouant, probably one of jazz most underrated guitar players.

A blues-drenched album not to miss!


Leo Wright - Flute, Alto-Saxophone
"Dr. Blues" Candy Green - Vocals, Piano, Claviola
André Condouant - Guitar
Wolfgang Kraesse - Bass
Hartwig Bartz - Drums 

A1       Encore                                              (Sonny  Stitt))
A2       It Might As Well Be Spring               (Rodgers)
A3       Down Home Kansas City Blues       (Candy Green)
A4       Kidney Stew                                     (Eddie Vinson)
B1       Every Day I Have The Blues            (Memphis Slim)
B2       Blues March                                     (James Moody)
B3       Grooving High                                  (Dizzy Gillespie)

I shall be eternally grateful to the Anonymous visitor for giving us the opportunity to hear this tremendous music.

And thanks to the person who uploaded the album pics on Discogs.



    It's in mp3-128, mono, but the sound quality is excellent.

    With thanks to anonymous & onxidlib.

  2. thanks BM and assorted friends of this blog, I love Leo Wright,
    and this is a beautiful addition to the stuff I have heard....yet!
    peace, E-mile

  3. Knowing how incredibly rare this is, i say, better low-bitrate than no bitrate.
    I'm especially eager to hear more Condouant.

    BIG thanks to all involved!

  4. Thank you for making this possible and also please thank annonymous for this great session.

  5. Wow! Really pleased to be able to hear this. I am a big Leo Wright fan. Thanks so much for hosting this!!

  6. thank you very much to all involved

  7. Thank you for all the rare and wonderful music.