In memory of Johnny Peret

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

Monday, March 17, 2014

AN AMERICAN IN GERMANY

JIGGS WHIGHAM - HOPE
LP Telefunken (Germany) / Pausa (USA)
Germany (1977)

Another forgotten piece of top-notch Eurojazz. Even if the leader is American - as is the drummer - the result has a definite European feel.   

American trombonist Jiggs Whigham had a long and fruitful career as a jazzman, arranger, band leader and educator in Europe since the mid-sixties. During the seventies he played regularly in Belgium, often appearing as guest soloist with the BRT radio orchestra and playing the local clubs (Pol's in Brussels) and festivals (Middelheim in Antwerp).


HOPE is one of my favortie Wigham's albums.   I do not think it has ever been re-issued on CD.

Just look at the caliber of the guys in the band ... need I say more?  La Creme de la creme!


Credits
Trombone, Percussion, Producer, Arranger – Jiggs Whigham
Saxophone, Flute – Ferdinand Povel
Piano, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Rob Franken
Bass – Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
Drums – Grady Tate



Tracklist
A1                   Bodge  3:36
A2                   The Healer       6:00
A3                   Hope    4:57
A4                   Absolutely Knot           5:50
B1                   Owa Tagu Siam (Oh What A Goose I Am)       4:46
B2                   Sunflower Chant          6:48
B3                   Chant   4:48
B4                   Going Home    2:35

Original LP rip.  WAV.

LINK UPDATED 18/07/17

8 comments:

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  2. Like the look of this Boog's.....grabbing it now....Thanks !!

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  3. I bought this one on release in 1976 and I still can hum along (well, sort of) every track of it. By the way, it seems, that there's a CD re-release on MONS Records, don't know anything about it, perhaps a recent one.

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  4. This looks like a very special treat! Thanks so much!

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  5. Quite a lineup - thanks for posting!

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  6. AH man....thank YOU!!....This is for my Dutch Jazzz blog....

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  7. UPDATED LINK: https://www.mediafire.com/?qeas77zetjt4gzy

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