In memory of Johnny Peret

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

Thursday, December 12, 2013



Salisbury Laboratories ‎– SALS D2D 001
Limited Edition
Vinyl, LP, Direct to disc, white quadradisc virgin vinyl 

I found this LP in the 90s, on a brocante Chaussée de Warerloo in St Gilles (Brussels).  I had no clue who Peter Appleyard was but it was a nice gatefold LP with a cheesy cover and a white vinyl inside.  Just that would justify the 2 € I paid.  Listening to the LP at home, I was pleasantly surprised by the music.  Jazzy funk / funky jazzy easy listening with some great soloists.  Actually this record features most of the outstanding Canadian jazz musicians of the 70s.  Just to name a few, we have here people like Ed Bickert, Moe Koffman, Rob McConnell, Guido Basso, Bernie Senesky …

Vibraphonist, percussionist and composer Peter Appleyard was born in England in 1928. After cutting his musical teeth in British dance bands and RAF ensembles, he moved to Canada in 1951 and quickly built a reputation as a first-class vibraphone player. By 1957 he'd put together his own Toronto-based band, which toured throughout North America and made several television appearances in Canada and the U.S.. During the '60's he co-hosted a CBC radio show named "Patti and Peter" with singer Patti Lewis, and "Mallets and Brass", a CBC television show with Guido Basso. Between 1977 and 1980 he also hosted "Peter Appleyard Presents", a television jazz and variety show that was syndicated throughout North America, and gained international exposure when he toured with clarinetist Benny Goodman's sextet throughout the 1970's. During the '80's and '90's he toured clubs, festivals and concert halls in North America, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Japan, Germany and the UK with the All-Star Swing Band as well as a Benny Goodman tribute band comprised of Goodman alumni.  Appleyard was awarded the Order of Canada in 1992.

Peter Appleyard Presents / A Quadradisc Virgin White Vinyl LP Release - Limited Edition
01.    Open The Gates Of Love
02.   , A Face Like Yours
03.    You Put The Shine On Me
04.    Pavanne Pour Une Infante Defunte
05.    Mambo #V
06.    Swinging Sheperd Blues
07.    Who Needs It
08.    Night Journey

Salisbury Laboritories Presents a gatefold Direct-To-Disc album on white virgin vinyl with a who`s who of Canadian jazz musicians:

Peter Appleyard: vibes, bass marimba, typani, bongos, conga drum, percussion
Rick Wilkins: arrangements, conductor, ARP synthesizer
Dorothy White: harp
Guido Basso: solo flugle horn, trumpet
Arnie Chycoski: lead trumpet
Rob McConnell: trombone
Moe Koffman: alto sax, soprano sax, baritone sax, piccolo, flute
Eugene Amaro: tenor sax, soprano sax, flute
Bernie Senensky: electric and acoustic piano and organ
Jerry Fuller: drums
Ed Bickert: solo guitar
Andy Krehm: guitar
Pete Magadini: timbales, percussion
Gary Gross: electric piano
David Young: electric and acoustic bass

There are some solid grooves on this LP.  Enjoy!
Not my rip, I got it from the blogsphere a few years ago.  Thanks to the original ripper.



    D.J. ChinaBlack

  3. Any chance for a reupload? Really curious to hear this...