Τρίτη, 27 Οκτωβρίου 2015

Carlton Basco ‎– Getting In Deeper / Don't Chain My Soul 1971 ( Freedom Records)

 
O Carlton Basco γεννήθηκε στη Λουιζιάνα το 1944 και πέθανε στις αρχές του 2004. Tο “Don't chain my soul” είχε κοπεί στο δικό του στούντιο το 71 καθως και στη δική του εταιρία «Freedom Records". Τα πρώτα αντίτυπα που κυκλοφορήσαν ήταν λίγα και αυτό οδήγησε μια ευπρόσδεκτη επανέκδοση πριν από μερικά χρόνια στην ετικέτα «Tramp" (αν κοιτάξετε τις δύο ετικέτες είναι σχεδόν πανομοιότυπες, εκτός από το όνομα).

Tο “Don't chain my soul” είναι ένα βαρύ funk. Τα τύμπανα και το Hammond οργιάζουν κάνοντας το biggest dance floor destroyers. Πιθανώς ένα απ τα καλύτερα funk 45's που ηχογράφησε ποτέ λευκή μπάντα!!
So turn up the volume and get ready to boogie!! 

Taste : 

Carlton Basco ‎– Don't Chain My Soul


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Κυριακή, 11 Οκτωβρίου 2015

Miles Davis ‎– Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud 1958 (Fontana)


Label : Fontana

Value :

It was recorded at Le Poste Parisien Studio in Paris on December 4 and 5, 1957. The album features the musical cues for the 1958 Louis Malle film Ascenseur pour l'Échafaud.  Jean-Paul Rappeneau, a jazz fan and Malle's assistant at the time, suggested asking Miles Davis to create the film's soundtrack - possibly inspired by the Modern Jazz Quartet's recording for Roger Vadim's Sait-on jamais (Does One Ever Know), released a few months earlier in 1957. 
Davis was booked to perform at the Club Saint-Germain in Paris for November 1957. Rappeneau introduced him to Malle, and Davis agreed to record the music after attending a private screening. On December 4, he brought his four sidemen to the recording studio without having had them prepare anything. Davis only gave the musicians a few rudimentary harmonic sequences he had assembled in his hotel room, and, once the plot was explained, the band improvised without any precomposed theme, while edited loops of the musically relevant film sequences were projected in the background.
The soundtrack was not released on it's own in the USA but ten songs from this soundtrack was released as one side of the album Jazz Track which received a 1960 Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Performance, Solo or Small Group.

Taste :

Miles Davis ‎– Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees

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Δευτέρα, 5 Οκτωβρίου 2015

Les Baxter And His Orchestra ‎– Ritual Of The Savage 1951 (Capitol)


Label : Capitol

Value :

A masterpiece of exotica! Ritual Of The Savage is one of those must-have albums from the 50s – a super-huge record upon its initial release, and an album that pushed the genre of exotica far further than most others at the time! Before this record, most attempts at exotica were simple instrumental pop, colored with slight worldly instrumentation – or too-dreamy recordings, putting over a sleepy version of life on the islands. Enter Les Baxter, who had an amazing ear for sounds, rhythms, and arrangements – one that was the first to record this sort of music in a way that was sonically evocative, and could stand on its own without other referents. Instrumentation is often conventional, but used oddly here – and Baxter's original compositions are all pretty darn great – playful without being goofy, and nicely mixing Latin and Pacific rhythms at the bottom.

Taste :

Les Baxter - Kinkajou



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By Electric Looser