Saying that though, this is all about Steve Kuhn and it's plainly his show - a handful of his finest compositions delivered in definitive fashion. I envy your first listen. Posted by Quimsy at pm 52 comments:. A first rate LP of funky and progressive arrangements of evergreens with real stings in their tails - a real surprising play throughout.
All killer I'll keep it short and sweet and let the music do the talking. Thursday, November 13, Melodia Ensemble. A killer LP of funky big band grooves. The Jazz Festival in Bombay is one of the most exotic in the world. Unusual combinations of musical cultures from Africa, America, Asia and Europe, the presence of many distinguished masters of jazz and a sensitive and sympathetic audience - all of which made the festival "Jazz Yatra" an extremely happy and colourful one.
The brochure issued by the organizers of the festival - National Jazz Committee of India, Secretary General Committee Narayan Dzhaverm quotes Mahatma Gandhi and has become the motto of the festival: "I want the windows and doors of my house to be wide open. I give the cultures of all countries free entry into my house".
So, back to the album Original compositions, funky basslines, tight jazzy horns and plenty of Moog. Completely delicious and further proof, should you need any, that exceptional music can have the most unusual origins. Posted by Quimsy at pm 10 comments:. Friday, October 24, Cross Dressers! From the 3 studio albums they recorded in France - this is their debut and what a belter. Posted by Quimsy at pm 8 comments:.
Monday, October 06, Eliana Pittman. Eliana Pittman was not only a great beauty in her day but singer, actress and dancer who had an extraordinary rapport with her audiences, compared with the likes of Josephine Baker, Lena Horn and Carmen Miranda.
The rest of the album is varied combination of swinging Sambas, groovy Bossas and slow burning ballads. Posted by Quimsy at am 5 comments:. Friday, September 26, Fabiano Orchestra. Top draw..!
Wednesday, August 27, Doug Lucas. Posted by Quimsy at am 23 comments:. Monday, August 11, Diane Tell. She sang in bars of Montreal's West End prior to recording her first album. Her romantic lyrics coupled with melodies inspired by jazz and South American music charmed critics immediately.
For her debut release, Diane Tell's beautiful Brasilian tinged pop-jazz album is sung entirely in French against a sophisticated selection of melodies. Posted by Quimsy at pm 9 comments:. Monday, July 07, Nick Ayoub. Raised in Montreal he took up in turn clarinet, tenor saxophone, oboe, english horn, and flute, and studied with Arthur Romano at the CMM.
Ayoub began his professional career in , soon playing tenor saxophone in the dance or jazz bands of Johnny Holmes, Maynard Ferguson, the saxophonist Freddie Nichols, and the trombonist Jiro 'Butch' Watanabe. Though a leading studio musician in Montreal by the early s, and occasionally an oboist and less frequently a saxophonist with the MSO, he remained active in jazz. An Ayoub quintet performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival and other Ayoub bands usually with trumpeter Alan Penfold and pianist Art Roberts appeared in Montreal clubs, in concert and on various CBC radio jazz programs through the s.
Lovely deep and exotic jazz here released only in Canada. Funky modal grooves are interspersed with more contemplative, searching jazz cuts. A very fine album that deserves far wider recognition. Ayoub fl, english horn, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, Penfold trumpet, Roberts piano, Angelillo double-bass, Masson drums. Posted by Quimsy at pm 18 comments:. Thursday, July 03, Peaceful Morning.
Lauderdale, FL. Eight original tracks - plenty of breezy beats and nice fender rhodes. You know the score..! If you like today's funky rhythms, but miss the sounds of legitimate jazz then relax and listen to Rupert Cobbett.
Although there is a definate jazz "sound" to Cobbett's music the word doesn't begin to get into the soul of the man's genius. It is more an experience than a sound. It swings like a cool breeze on a hot Jamaican night then mellows to greet the sundrenched "peaceful morning".
Lay back and let it sink into your soul. Posted by Quimsy at am 24 comments:. Friday, June 27, Ghetto Mysticism. Any common musical adjective applies here - celestial, cosmic, spaced-out fusion, deep spiritual jazz, afro, poly-rhythmic funky soul, yada yada Original private '77 press out of Somerville, Massachusetts although recorded a year or two earlier, trumpeter Stanton Davis assembles a whacked-out melting pot of good grooves here touching a variety of bases. A pretty good listen right through.
Posted by Quimsy at am 22 comments:. Tuesday, June 10, Aquarius. Aquarius - Aquarius Continental 1. As a young woman, de Haas sang and toured with her brother and sister as Andy and the Bey Sisters, initially starting out in the Miami club scene in When they returned to New York after several months, they went to several auditions that promised them a few weeks of club dates in Spain and London. However, their music proved wildly popular, and they went on a whirlwind tour all across Europe that lasted a year and a half.
While the trio was in Europe, they became the featured act at the world famous Blue Note in Paris, and were featured in a jazz film directed by Roger Vadim. De Haas and her siblings returned to the United States in , and began performing at jazz clubs and festivals across the country, and made several recordings, as well. The trio finally disbanded in The early s found de Haas joining the Free Street Theater in Chicago, and her theater career continued over the next two decades, with performances in Hair, Showboat and To Be Young, Gifted and Black, and numerous jazz performances, as well.
She also began producing events during the s, and in , she presented the first Jazzfest at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago, which continues on to this day. De Haas also earned her B.
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