THE BOP FRIENDS – LIVE @ THE MOZART
VOGEL LP 006-s BELGIUM, 1977
No nonsense, straight ahead, no prisoner taken, live bop session by the cream of the Belgian Boppers, recorded in front of a selected audience featuring several fellow jazz musicians (see below). If you are a follower of this blog, or of Belgian jazz from the sixties to the eighties … you probably already know all these guys. They are all gone now and deeply missed.
Read their bio on the Jazz in Belgium Website.
The Mozart no longer exists either and is also fondly remembered by all the Brussels jazz aficionados.
If you liked the two live albums by Hugh Brodie posted last month, you’ll probably love this one too! It's cookin' and steamin' hot!
Recorded live before an audience including Tany Golan, Didian, Wild Bill Davis, Dave Pochonet, Dany Doriz, Freddy Sunder - at café "Mozart", Uccle, Brussels, Sunday, May 15, 1977 - by Canal 21, production Francine Arnaud, engineers Jean-Paul Géal and Guy Van Humbeek - LP produced by Mon Devoghelaere with kind permission of Radio-Télévision Belge, Centre de Production Bruxelles.
This album, issued on the short-lived Vogel label, has become pretty rare and has never been re-issued.
Etienne Verschueren - alto sax
Nic Fissette trumpet
Tony Bauwens piano
Roger Vanhaverbeke – bass
Freddy Rottier drums
Just Blow (Fissette)
Tengo Tango (Adderley)
Pepper Adams (Bauwens)
Blues for Alice (Parker)
I got it bad and that ain’t good (Ellington-Webster)
Oop Bop Sh’Bam (Gillespie-Brown-Fuller)