Monday, November 27, 2006

Caçhasa Suite

Lars Färnlöf, Staffan Abeléens Kvintett & Radiojazzgruppen - Svit Caçhasa SR Records RELP-1152 (Swe) (1973)

“Caçhasa” is singularly impressive, showing that while trumpeter and composer Färnlöf was quite comfortable writing for a larger group, he kept the musical landscape reasonably uncluttered and gave the ensemble and its component parts ample room to swing. Besides the members of the quintet, the soloists on “Caçhasa” include some of Sweden’s best — pianist Bengt Hallberg, guitarist Rune Gustafsson, saxophonist / flautist Lennart Åberg, drummer Egil Johansen, trombonist Lars Olofsson, baritone Erik Nilsson and others. This perceptively written and handsomely performed Jazz album really impresses and grooves hard from the opening bar to the last.

Lars Färnlöf : cornet, flugelhorn
Björn Netz : tenor saxophone
Staffan Abeleen : piano
Fredrik Norén : drums
Red Mitchell : double bass
Bosse Broberg : trumpet
Bertil Lövgren : trumpet
Jan Allan : trumpet
Håkan Nyquist : french horn
Lars Olofsson : trombone
Sven Larsson : bass trombone, tuba
Bertil Färnlöf : oboe, cor anglais
Arne Domnérus : alto saxophone
Claes Rosendahl : tenor saxophone, flute, alto flute
Lennart Åberg : soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
Erik Nilsson : baritone saxophone
Bengt Hallberg : piano
Rune Gustafsson : guitar
Stefan Brolund : electric bass
Egil Johansen : drums
Jan Bandel : congas

1) Mörkret Ler
2) La Bergerie I
3) La Bergerie II
4) Caçhasa
5) Delta Queen

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Cult Of Marius

Marius Cultier - Ouelele...Souskai Fiesta 360 066 (1975)

This famed pianist was born in Martinique and when as a teenager he began touring the Caribbean & French Antilles participating in various events & contests it wasn't long before he gained notoriety from his peers. At 20 he shifts to Canada where his fame there allows him to promote the young jazz talents of the Antilles.

This album, cut in France has become somewhat of a cult latin jazz masterpiece - and whilst retaining that West Indian flavour is infused with the lateral jazz expressiveness of the day and a compulsive funky flare that is irresistable on the dancefloor. Don't miss the percussive fusion bomb 'Diamant', a true tour de force...

1) Ouelele
2) Missie Sirop
3) Diamant
4) Laini
5) Souskai
6) Ni Tellement Longtemps (Eh Oui Doudou)
7) Gade Boudin Madame
8) Rezouk Souvenir

Monday, November 06, 2006

Uncommonly good Werther!

Werther - Werther Stylo SSLP-1 (1970)

Here's one you don't see too often. A rare slice of jazzy bossa on the obscure Stylo label.

Werther (acoustic guitar &,vocals); Tranka (acoustic bass, tenor sax, piano); Luiz Roberto (drums); Bill Horne (flute, trumpet, melophone); Wanda, Helo, Malu, Carreteiro and Rupp (male/female chorus) with guest musicians featuring Edison Machado (drums); Naná Vasconcelo (percussion); Boi (bongo) and Toninho Silva (acoustic guitar).

With songs by Werther/Gil, Ricardo Arnt, Arthur Verocai/Paulinho Tapajós, Toninho Horta, Caetano Veloso and others. Slick, infectious and haunting - this LP delivers on several fronts.

1) Terça-Feira
2) Leilão
3) Catavento
4) Mudança
5) Litoral
6) Estuário
7) Mararia
8) Lenda
9) Aprestentação
10) Rei Do Chão
11) Dimensão
12) Ave Maria

Friday, November 03, 2006

Blog Radio

With the jukebox you can control which song you want to hear! I have kept the file quality to size ratio to a happy medium to ensure decent sound whilst download pauses are connection speed dependent. The selection will be updated frequently so remember to tune in. Enjoy...