In memory of Johnny Peret

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

Saturday, January 4, 2014

LE ROI DU JAZZ PIANO

ERROL PARKER – SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY

LP FONTANA Special – 826.512QY       France, 1969

Let’s start the year with a fairly rare LP by French pianist ERROL PARKER.
The LP was issued in 1969 on the French “Fontana Special” label which was Fontana's budget label.  In UK it was advertised as "The world's finest budget stereo series!".

However by 1969, Errol Parker was in New York, experimenting with musical concepts bearing no resemblance to the straight swing / stride piano on this LP. 

I assume the session took place  in 1960.   It is not listed in the discography at the end of his autobiography but in the chapter entitled “October 1960”, he mentions that his current trio featured Georges Luca (bass) and Charles Saudray (drums).

I did a bit of cleaning but did not want to alter the music (piano trios are pretty sensitive to too much noise removal).  FLAC files.
Tracks A3 and A6 are the same on the LP although A3 is listed as Cherokee.   Budget series …

Tracklist
A1       Soulful
A2       The Late Late Show
A3       Cute (listed as Cherokee but actually the same as track 6)
A4       Angel Eyes
A5       Day By Day
A6       Cute
B1        Sats
B2        Like Someone In Love
B3        Tea For Two
B4        For Heaven'S Sake
B5        Sometimes I'M Happy

Credits
Piano – Errol Parker
Bass – Georges Luca

Drums – Charles Saudrais


4 comments:

  1. http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/0UUIW6YR/EP-RJA_SIMH_69.rar_links

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  2. Gonna give this a listen,thanks very much for the chance.

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