Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Janko Nilovic - Psyc Impressions


Year : 2011/1971
Label : Vadim Music/Montparnasse 2000
Genre : Jazz, Stage & Screen
Style : Jazz Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Easy Listenning

Holy Grail and "Most Wanted" rare groove from Monparnasse 2000, a cult french music library label. Psyc’ Impressions is a blend of psychedelic jazz & pop funk including nice grooves served by brass band & orchestra, loud bass, funky drum breaks, blowing horns, satured guitar, and flutes/organ solos. Orchestra conducted by Janko Nilovic. Composed by Janko Nilovic & Dave Sucky. Titles include Rush On The Ball, Duty Free, Shaking Pop, Blows And Rhythms, In The Space gathered together in four "mood" series. Note that "Concerto For A Star" material has recently been sampled by Jay Z for his latest hit "The Death Of The Auto Tune".


      Sport Mood Serie                                      
01. Rush On The Ball                                  
02. Ballad For A Horse                                
03. Duty Free                                                
04. Ski Trails                                                 
       
      Event Mood Serie
05. Real Happening  
06. Middle Contest
07. Face To The World     
08. Meeting In The Square

      Indicatif Mood Serie                                
09. Shaking Pop                                           
10. Sunder Fire                                             
11. Shadow Of Our Life                                 
12. Blows And Rhythms
  
      Cosmos Mood Serie
13. Love On The Moon
14. In The Space
15. Concerto For A Star                                  
16. New Heart
     

Takehiro Honda Meets Rhythm Section Featuring Sadao Watanabe


Year : 1970
Label : Trio Records
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz, Modal

The debut album of pianist Takehiro Honda, recorded in the Ginza Yamaha Hall in 1969, the first of eight albums produced by Trio Electronics. He is surrounded himself of a great Jazz combo, in fact, the Sadao Watanabe Quartet featuring Yoshiaki Masuo,  Yoshio Suzuki & Fumio Watanabe, the two future members of the Takehiro Honda Trio. Titles include popular Jazz standards (By The Time I Get To Phoenix & Stella By Starlight), a variation based on the Hey Jude theme by The Beatles and his own compositions (Minton Blues, Ain't Tell You A Good Way But & Quiet Sea).  All tracks arranged by Takehiro Honda.

Takehiro Honda_piano
Sadao Watanabe_alto saxophone
Yoshio Suzuki_bass
Fumio Watanabe_drums
Yoshiaki Masuo_guitar

01. Minton Blues
02. Hey Jude (Lennon/McCartney)
03. By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Jimmy Webb)
04. Ain't Tell You A Good Way But
05. Stella By Starlight (Victor Young)
06. Quiet Sea

LISTEN SAMPLE

Gabor Szabo - Jazz Raga


Year : 1966
Label : Impulse!
Genre : Jazz
Style : Post Bop, Psychedelic Mood, Jazz Rock

A rare groove must have for your music library recorded at Rudy Van Gelder studio. Jazz Raga by Hungarian jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo is perhaps the album that started the Jazz Rock movement well before Miles Davis' Bitches Brew. The meeting of rhtymth & blues, Psychedelic Jazz with gypsy folk and indian sound. The players consist Bernard Purdie, Jack Gregg, Bob Bushnell (guitar) & Ed Shaugnessy (tablas) on Mizrab is added. Titles include two jazz standards with Ellington'  Caravan and George Gershwin' Summertime plus Rolling Stones' cover song Paint It Black.

Gabor Szabo_guitar, sitar & vocal
Bob Bushnell_guitar
Jack Gregg_bass
Bernard Purdie_drums

01.Walking On Nails        
02. Mizrab        
03. Search For Nirvana        
04. Krishna        
05. Raga Doll        
06. Comin' Back        
07. Paint It Black        
08. Sophisticated Wheels        
09. Ravi        
10. Caravan        
11. Summertime

Jeremy Steig - Wayfaring Stranger


Year : 1970
Label : Blue Note
Genre : Jazz
Style : Post Bop, Free Improvisations, Modal

His seventh album and the first for blue note recorded in december 1969 during the Legwork sessions, featuring the same trio plus guitarist Sam Brown on Wayfaring Stranger. Soulful jazz & funky flute solo in the same continuity. Produced by Sonny Lester. All compositions by Jeremy Steig & Eddie Gomez.

Jeremy Steig_flutes
Eddie Gomez_bass
Don Alias_drums & percussions

01. In The Beginning
02. Mint Tea
03. Wayfaring Stranger
04. Waves
05. All Is One
06. Space

George Benson - Gilbert Gravy


Year : 1968
Label : Verve
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk

The New Boss of guitar in good company featuring Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Bob Cranshaw, Billy Cobham, Eric Gale surrounded by brass band including saxophonist Pepper Adams, trumpeters Ernie Royal and Jimmy OwensSoul Jazz with deep grooves announcing his upcoming recordings for Creed Taylor as evidenced his own composition Gilbert Gravy and the track Sunny where he lends his beautiful voice. Orchestra arranged & conducted by Tom McIntosh, recorded for Verve.

George Benson, Eric Gale Carl Lynch_guitar
Herbie Hancock_piano 
Ron CarterBob Cranshaw_bass
Billy Cobham_drums  
Johnny Pacheco_congas, tambourine

01. Along Comes Mary
02. Sunny
03. What's New?
04. Giblert Gravy
05. Walk On By
06. Thunder Walk
07. Sack Of Woe
08. Groovin
09. Low Down And Dirty

Kimiko Kasai - This Is My Love


Year : 1975
Label : CBS/Sony
Genre : Jazz
Style : Smooth Jazz, Jazz Funk

Kimiko meets american musicians featuring Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, Cornell Dupree, Bob Crankshaw & Joe Beck ! Recorded at Electric Ladyland studios in New York, This is My Love includes Jazz fusion & smooth jazz with sophisticated version of the classic pop' Happy Together by The Turtles, the Bill Withers's Soul cover, Use Me, or the jazz standard Love For Sale by Cole Porter. Produced by Teo Macero.

Kimiko Kasai_vocals
Bob Crankshaw_bass
Allan Schwartzberg & Billy Lavangna_drums 
Cornell Dupree, Jerry Friedman & Joe Beck_guitar
Bobby Scott_keyboards & vocals  
Lee Konitz_alto saxophone 
Al John & Stan Getz_tenor saxophone 
 
01. Use Me        
02. Come Rain Or Shine        
03. Happy Together        
04. The Good Life        
05. Love For Sale        
06. Autumn Leaves        
07. The Lamp Is Low        
08. And Roses And Roses        
09. I Wish I Could Walk Away        
10. Little Things        

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Jeremy Steig - Legwork


Year : 1969
Label : Solid State
Genre : Jazz
Style : Post Bop, Free Improvisations

Rare groove collector wellknown for the free excursions of Jeremy Steig' flutes solos and the famous tune Howling for Judie sampled by the Beastie Boys for Sure Shot, from their LP Ill Communication in 1994. Soul jazz & free improvisations based on a trio flutes/drums & bass featuring Eddie Gomez and Don Alias (on Hot-Head guitarist Sam Brown is added). All compositions by Jeremy Steig, Eddie Gomez & Don Alias except Nardis by Miles Davis. Produced by Sonny Lester, cover art by Jeremy Steig.

Jeremy Steig_flutes
Eddie Gomez_bass
Sam Brown_guitar
Don Alias_drums

01. Howlin' For Judy
02. Permutations
03. Hot-Head
04. Alias
05. Nardis
06. Piece Of Freedom

Brigitte Bardot - B.B.


Year : 1964
Label : Philips
Genre : Jazz/Pop
Style : Pop

Second LP of the most famous french actress during the sixties recorded between 1963 and 1964  from Pop music, jazz & bossa nova tunes. She's surrounded by Alain Goraguer & His Orchestra who played on the first Serge Gainsbourg albums. Conducted & arranged by Alain Goraguer exept Une Histoire De Plage by François Rauber.

01. Moi Je Joue        
02. Une Histoire De Plage        
03. Ça Pourrait Changer        
04. À La Fin De L'Été        
05. Ne Me Laisse Pas L'Aimer        
06. Maria Ninguem        
07. Je Danse Donc Je Suis        
08. Mélanie        
09. Ciel De Lit        
10. Un Jour Comme Un Autre        
11. Les Cheveux Dans Le Vent        
12. Jamais Trois Sans Quatre

Serge Gainsbourg - Vu De L'Extérieur


Year : 1973
Label : Philips
Genre : Rock
Style : Pop, Funk/Soul

Second concept album of Serge Gainsbourg incorporating poetry, onomatopoeia based on scatology & childishness themes, sounds from the Progressive Rock genre and some borrowings to Funk/Soul music. This is likewise his first collaboration with arranger/keyboardist Alan Hawkshaw featuring a line-up entirely british : Brian Odgers from Apollo 100 or  session drummer Dougie Wright. As the pioneering and innovative Melody Nelson album, Vu De l'Extérieur was a commercial failure, however the 45rpm single "Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais (based on Paul Verlaine's poetry)/ Vu De L'Extérieur" released the same year, was a big hit in France. All tracks composed by Serge Gainsbourg, recorded at Phonogram Studio, London, except the voices & mixing at Studio Des Dames, Paris.
  
Alan Hawkshaw_keyboards
Judd Proctor & Alan Parker_guitar
Brian OdgersDave Richmond_bass 
Dougie Wright_drums
Chris Karan_percussion

01. Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais
02. Vu De L'Extérieur
03. Panpan Cucul   
04. Par Hasard Et Pas Rasé   
05. Des Vents Des Pets Des Poums    
06. Titicaca
07. Pamela Popo
08. La Poupée Qui Fait
09. L'Hippopodame 
10. Sensuelle Et Sans Suite

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