In memory of Johnny Peret

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

Thursday, November 28, 2013

SWISS & FUNKY

BARONE-BURGHARDT ORCHESTRA
MAIDEN SWITZERLAND   
LP Discovery Records  - Switzerland, 1978


OK, I'm cheating, this is not my rip, I've DL it a few of years ago from a blog (can't remember which one but it seems it's no longer there. So many good blogs have vanished). 
The reasons I repost it are many:
(i) it's a great record that deserved to be heard, 
(ii) it's a Swiss album and there ain't many funky Swiss big bands around, 
(iii) it features Pierre Cavali on guitar and Alan Skidmore on tenor, two musicians I'm especially fond of. It also features Sal Nistico, who'sa  great tenor too, pianist Peter Jacques, drummer Pierre Favre and some lesser known but no  less talented Swiss players.
(iv) Bumper Thumper is an absolute killer!  And the rest ain't bad either.

The details are taken from Discogs:

Tracklist
A1       Maiden Switzerland  4:15
Tenor Saxophone [Solo] – Sal Nistico
A2       Bumper Thumper      5:15
Guitar [Solo] – Pierre Cavalli / Tenor Saxophone [Solo] – Alan Skidmore
A3       The Day Before Yesterday   4:15
Tenor Saxophone [Solo] – Sal Nistico
A4       Note Resistant                      5:14
Tenor Saxophone [Solo] – Sal Nistico
B1                   La Fiesta        6:50
Piano [Solo] – Klaus Koenig / Tenor Saxophone [Solo] – Alan Skidmore, Sal Nistico
B2                   Concept         6:30
Piano [Solo] – Klaus Koenig / Soprano Saxophone [Solo] – Fernando Vicencio / Tenor Saxophone [Solo] – Alan Skidmore
Written-By – Victor Burghardt
B3                   Half Unison   5:16
Tenor Saxophone [Solo] – Sal Nistico


Credits
Trumpet – Al Porcino, Horst Fischer, Hotsy Katz, Lennart Axelsson
Trombone – Bertil Strandberg, Bob Hankle, Mike Barone
Trombone [Bass] – Jean-Pierre Beltramy, Richard Hager
Soprano Saxophone – Fernando Vicencio
Alto Saxophone – Hans Peters, Markus Kühne, Victor Burghardt
Tenor Saxophone – Alan Skidmore, Fernando Vicencio, Sal Nistico
Baritone Saxophone – Fernand Fantini
Flute – Fernando Vicencio, Hans Peters, Markus Kühne
Guitar – Pierre Cavalli
Keyboards – Klaus Koenig, Peter Jacques (2)
Bass [Acoustic] – Peter Frei
Bass [Fender] – Peter Keiser
Drums – Pierre Favre, Walter Keiser

Percussion – Kurt Treier

With thanks to the original blogger.  Excellent rip. Merci.

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RECENT RE-POSTS: (new link in comments of original post)
Julio Finn Band 

Friday, November 22, 2013

RARITY #51

HANS KOLLER NEW JAZZ STARS
"HANS KOLLER COOL JAZZ"
EP MANHATTAN 66035C (EP)        GERMANY, 1958  


Onxidlib sent me a rip of this rare little EP several months ago.  I hesitated a long time before posting it because it was not in too good condition despite onx' efforts to clean it.  
But there is only so much one could do and  
it is the only occasion probably for most of us to hear this beautiful music ... so here it is.

If anyone has a better copy or the complete Bertelsmanm LP, I'd be delighted to post it.



Albert Mangelsdorff is especially good on these tracks.


Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Hans Koller, tenor saxophone
Helmuth Reinhardt, baritone saxophone  
Hans Hammerschmid, piano
Peter Trunk, bass
Rudi Sehring, drums

A1. Hard Blues (Mangelsdorff)
A2. Back In Paradise (Hammerschmid)

B.  I'll Close My Eyes (Reid)



Recorded March 26 - 28, 1958 in Baden-Baden, Germany.



Original (?) release on BERTELSMANN 7753 (LP) with seven more titles.



P.S :  at the request of visitors, I am reposting Wolfang Lauth's Life Dance and the last track of Stanley Cowell 's Blues for Viet Cong.

Get' em while it lasts!!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

LIVE MUSIC IN MOROCCO & IN BRUSSELS

AIN'T NOTHING LIKE LIVE MUSIC !

If you're in Morocco


And if you're in Brussels



Saturday, November 16, 2013

ICELANDIC STRING SWING

KURAN SWING  (Iceland, 1992)

I'm always curious about music from exotic places, especially if it is jazz-oriented.  I've posted Jazz albums from Fiji Islands, Mauritius, Faroes, New Zealand ... This one is from Iceland.  I found the CD in the discount bin of a second-hand records shop in Brussels in the 90s.  I must confess that I did not know anything about the Icelandic jazz scene.  
I was intrigued by this album. Moreover I ‘m always drawn to albums by musicians with unpronounceable names.  If you want to impress your mates in any conversation about obscure musicians  just drop the names of Bjorn Thoroddsen or Olafur Poroarson between some dithyrambic ravings about Zbyniew Namyloswski or Joel Vandroogenbroeck.(an easy one if you're flemish or brusseleir).

There isn’t anything revolutionary about the music, jazzy folk rather than straight jazz.  I wouldn’t call it Gypsy Jazz (although the influence is obvious). Still it’s fairly original within the genre as it avoids the usual clichés of gypsy swing and the “look how fast I can play” syndrome.

The overall feel is often closer to country jazz than gypsy jazz as the band uses instruments more commonly heard in country / western swing (mandolin, dobro, banjo) than in jazz.
All the songs are original composition by the band members.  It gives the album a “fraicheur” and originality not always found in a style too often plagued by clichés and a repetitive repertoire (If I want to hear Minor Swing, I listen to Django ... who need another version?).


Jazzy, folksy with country and eastern European flavors.  If that's your cup of tea, give it a try.




Saturday, November 9, 2013

LOTSA GUITARS

GUITAR UNLIMITED – same
Double LP BARCLAY – FRANCE (1965 – 69)

Cover of the double LP
This double LP is an absolute must for fans of jazz guitar.

This French aggregation is completely different from the L.A.-based instrumental studio band of the same name (feat. Howard Roberts a.o.) although the overall concept is rather similar.  I assume they must have been aware of each other but while the American band played mostly arrangement of country and pop music, the French band dug deeper into jazz material.  Nevertheless if you want to find this double LP (or the two single LPs), you’d better look in the “easy listening” section.  That ‘s where I found my copy.  The main advantage is that you can usually find them at bargain price considering the little of interest for “easy listening” compared to jazz or rock, especially that the “bachelor pad” fad seems to have faded away.

According to Eugene Chadbourne (AMG), in addition to the L.A.-based Guitar Unlimited, there are at least two French bands called Guitar Unlimited and a Swedish guitar duo also operating under the same name, featuring Ulf Wakenius and Peter Almqvist.






Francis LeMaguer, Pierre Cullaz, Raymond Gimenés, Paul Piguillem, Victor Apicolla (g)
René Urtréger (p) Raymond Le Sénéchal (p-1) Jacques Denjean (p-2)
Paul Rovère (b) Frank Houplain (d)
Paris, March 19, 1965
FANTAIL (1)
SHINY STOCKINGS (1)
Paris, May 11, 1965
IN A MELLOWTONE (2)
OPUS DE FUNK      SAME
Paris, May 27, 1965
FLIGHT OF THE FOO BIRDS (1)
EARLY AUTUMN
APRIL IN PARIS (1)
Guy Pedersen (b-3) replaces Rovère
Paris, June 10, 1965
TAKE THE "A" TRAIN
SOPHISTICATED LADY
Paris, July 1, 1965
FOUR BROTHERS
SATIN DOLL (3,remake)
same guitar players + Maurice Vander (p) Jacques Denjean (p-1)
Paul Rovère (b) Frank Houplain (d)
Paris, June 3, 1966
TEDDY THE TOAD (1)
BLUES IN HOSS FLAT (1)
NUAGES
Maurice Vander (p) replaces Denjean
Paris, June 9, 1966
DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
Gilbert Rovère (b) replaces Paul Rovère, rest same
Paris, June 16, 1966
COTTON TAIL
LAURA
Paul Rovère (b) replaces Gilbert Rovère, rest same
Paris, June 27, 1966
GUITARS BOUNCE
Georges Arvanitas (p) Pierre Michelot (b) replace Maurice Vander and Paul Rovère
Paris, June 28, 1966
DJANGO
Paris, June 30, 1966
NITE BLUES
Francis Le Maguer, Pierre Cullaz, Raymond Gimenés, Paul Piguillem, Tony Rallo (g)
Raymond Le Sénéchal (p) Paul Rovère (b) André Arpino (d) Fats Sadi (arr)
Paris, April 5, 1968
ROUND MIDNIGHT
Just squeeze me
Paris, June 19, 1968
BLUES UNLIMITED
Paris, September 13, 1968
CHEROKEE
Paris, September 27, 1968
FOUR OR FIVE TIMES (fs arr)
Paris, February 8, 1969
CHET
Paris, February 15, 1969
BROADWAY

 Barclay 80927/28

Cover of the single LP
With thanks to Paul D. for the rip.  

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

RE-UPS

HAPPY NEW YEAR!    
It's New Year in Morocco, the moon was seen last night so today is a public holiday. First day of the first month of the Muslim year.   
As a new year present, a few re-ups that were requested recently.  I had a problem with my external hard drive. It isn't completely fixed but I managed to recover a great deal of the files (my own mistake: I hadn't done any back up for a good while ... Never again!).

Go to the original posts if you want to learn more about these records and artists.  The links are in the comments of the original posts.

Get 'em while the links last, ain't gonna re-post 'em no more.




Rare early Martial Solal 10" :  HERE



















My favorite Brom.
Highly recommended, cleaned rip.  HERE















Canadian jazz-rock: HERE


















Accordion Jazz (highly recommended).  HERE















Very rare French 10" , featuring arrangements by a very young Yvan Jullien.  Don't miss it this time!  HERE

















More French jazz.  Errol Parker piano trio.  A classic album.   HERE




Underrared French Tough Tenor with solid blues and deep jazz credentials   HERE   













TOMMY DOYLE & RAW JAZZ QUARTET (Thailand)  : new link kindly provided by bungel (see comments).

Monday, November 4, 2013

BOOTLEG - 1970

DEUTSCHE JAZZ FESTIVAL BIG BAND  "FRANKFURT, 1970"

Frankfurt
Pretty busy these days and not much time for blogging,  Moreover I need to go back home and rip some new material  (I have over 50 LPs never re-issued on CD and never seen in the blogsphere waiting to be cleaned, ripped and posted). That's what I'll do between Xmas and New Year, ripping LPs and drinking muled wine.

Luckily, the one and only onxidlib came to the rescue with another piece of modern archeology, an unreleased live performance of a large German All Stars Big Band recorded in 1970 at the 12th Deutsches Jazz Festival.

Just look at the names, they're all there.  The music is ambitious, very much a reflection of its time.  It means some controled madness - the influence of free jazz is still very prevalent in European jazz of the early seventies, and the band is led by Mr. Albert Mangelsdorff!  But the sun  always shines after the storm.  
For instance the Gunter Lenz's composition "Intoxication" starts in a fairly free manner but rapidly everything falls into place and order succeeds to chaos.    

If you dig seventies progressive big bands, this one 's for you.

  
Albert Mangelsdorff - Volker Kriegel (1973)
source: wikipedia - commons

Band
Conny Jackel, trumpet
Frédéric Rabold, trumpet
Manfred Schoof, trumpet
Ferenc Aszodi, trumpet
Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone
Rudi Fuesers, trombone
Egon Christmann, trombone
Peter Herbolzheimer, trombone
Emil Mangelsdorff, alto saxophone, flute
Heinz Sauer, alto & tenor saxophone
Gerd Dudek, soprano & tenor saxophone
Walter "Joki" Freund, soprano & tenor saxophone
Günter Kronberg, baritone saxophone
Volker Kriegel, guitar
Fritz Hartschuh, vibes
Günter Lenz, bass
Ralf R. Hübner, drums
Kurt Bong, drums
Wolfram Röhrich & Joachim-Ernst Berendt, announcer

Tracks
1. Introduction (Röhrich & Berendt)                    02:16
2. Intoxication (G. Lenz)                                    14:03
3. Jazzminers Dance In Frankfurt (J. Freund)      11:30
4. Palazzo Blue (V. Kriegel)                               06:12
5. Noisy Silence, Gentle Noise (V. Kriegel)        06:27


Recorded at the Kongresshalle, Frankfurt on March 21, 1970.
Frankfurt, 12th Deutsches Jazzfestival 1970, first concert.



The tune "Noisy Silence, Gentle Noise" has been issued on LP (Born Free: The 12. German Jazz Festival, CBS Scout Sc-S 11).

NEW LINK - Sept. 2017