Τετάρτη, 14 Απριλίου 2021

Hareton Salvanini ‎- S.P. 73 1973 (Continental)



Label : Continental

Value :

Moody instrumental magic from Hareton Salvanini – an artist with an Italian sounding name, and an approach that reminds us of some of the hippest composers of the sound library and film score scene in Italy during the 70s! The album's all instrumental, and is almost a soundtrack for a film that never existed – as Salvanini mixes his own piano lines with these moody strings and dark-tinged instrumentation – all with a vibe that's maybe a bit warmer than David Axelrod or Johnny Harris, but in the same sort of territory as their important albums of the time! Weird reeds color in some moments, offbeat strings some others – and there's a suppressed sense of emotion that lingers with lots of blue currents on the record – really fitting Hareton's look on the cover.

Taste :

Hareton Salvanini ‎- Primitivo


 

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By Electric Looser

Τρίτη, 13 Απριλίου 2021

Personal Mind Tripper

 

Men In Dust - Personal Mind Tripper

Men In Dust are : Themis Kyriazis (My Own Devices, Eko-Tiger, Jacks) on keyboards - programming and Fotis Asimakopoulos (Inner Sleeves, Tommy Gun) on guitar, bass and vocals.
video art by Valia Pentzeridou!


Σάββατο, 10 Απριλίου 2021

Emergency - Emergency 1971 (CBS)

Label : CBS

Value :

The German based band Emergency was founded in 1970 by Czech musician Hanus Berka, who already had a career as an arranger and sideman in the States among others with Jan Hammer and Miroslav Vitous. The multicultural band consisted of Berka (sax & keyboards) fellow Czechs Jiro Matousek (keyboards), Otto Bezloja (bass) and Dusko Goykovic (trumpet), German drummer Udo Lindenberg and Englishman Barrie Newby on guitar.
The band recorded two jazz-rock records with brass arrangements for CBS. 'Emergency' (1971) and in 1972 'Entrance' with a changed line-up.
In the summer of '72 the band split up, only to be reformed in December of the same year with a complete new line-up: Berka, Peter Bischof (ex-Orange Peel, lead vocals), Richard Palmer-James (ex-King Crimson lyricist, guitar& vocals) Jerzy Ziembrowski (bass), Veit Marvos (ex-2066 &Then, keyboards), Martin Harrison (percussion) and Bernd Knaak (drums). The new line-up secured a record deal with Brain and recorded two commercially oriented records 'Get out To the Country' (1973) and 'No Compromise' (1974) the last again with a changed line-up. Both records present jazz-rock with blues and soul elements. Afterwards the band folded for good.

Taste :

Emergency - My Woman's Gone Now

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By Electric Looser

Τρίτη, 6 Απριλίου 2021

Piero Umiliani ‎– Audace Colpo Dei Soliti Ignoti 2016 (Four Flies Records)



Label : Four Flies Records

Value :

First ever issue in its entirety for this indispensable score by Italian cinematic jazz-father Piero Umiliani, obtained by having access to the original reels with the complete soundtrack recording. Top class Italian crime jazz composed for a 1959 comedy directed by Nanni Loy (sequel of "I Soliti Ignoti", realized by Mario Monicelli just the year before, with almost the same artistic cast of "Audace"). Chet Baker, who was at that time in Italy, joined Umiliani's octet with his unmistakable trumpet for a red-hot session in October of 1959 in the RCA studios in Rome. 


Besides his cool and dreamy solos, this recording includes a colorful and high caliber squad of musicians such as Roberto Pregadio, Berto Pisano, Franco Chiari, Gino Marinacci, Livio Cerveglieri, Nini Rosso, Marcello Boschi, to name a few. It is the synthesis of a national jazz scene in full artistic growth. This Four Flies edition finally gives us for the first time the opportunity to listen to the whole gamut of music recorded by the master Umiliani for "Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti", including rumba, jazz, mambo and noirish atmospheres. A total masterpiece by Piero Umiliani is back! By FourFliesRecords.
 

Taste :

Piero Umiliani ‎& Chet Baker - Relaxin With Chet


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Παρασκευή, 2 Απριλίου 2021

Μανώλης Αγγελόπουλος ‎- Μια Φωτιά 1975 (PanVox)

Label : PanVox

Value :

Manolis Angelopoulos (Μανώλης Αγγελόπουλος; 8 April 1939 – 2 April 1989, London) was a popular Greek singer, composer and songwriter of Gypsy origin.

During his childhood Angelopoulos traveled all over Greece with his Hellenized-Gypsy family caravan selling a variety of goods from carpets to watermelons. The caravan trucks had a microphone and he began to sell these items through the use of his singing voice over the loudspeakers. After losing his father when he was 13, he tried to help his family by working in several clubs. His singing talent attracted many composers and producers offering him the opportunity to record his first song in 1957.

He gained popularity during the 1960s through his love songs as well as songs about Greek refugees and exotic places. He also brought a mix of Greek-Gypsy-Arabian influences into his songs. His song "Τα μαύρα μάτια σου" ("Ta Mavra Matia Sou" meaning Your black eyes), is considered as one of his most favorite songs.

Manolis Angelopoulos died in London hospital on 2 April 1989, one week before his fifty years, due to complications from heart surgery (triple bypass), which he had submitted on January 14. He is one of the most celebrated singers in Greece.

Taste :

 Μανώλης Αγγελόπουλος ‎- Αυτή Η Κυρία

 

Μανώλης Αγγελόπουλος ‎- Η Απάντηση

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By Electric Looser

Δευτέρα, 29 Μαρτίου 2021

The Albert ‎- The Albert 1970 (Perception Records)


Label : Perception Records

Value :

Kick arse bass playing abound on this album, not to mention the horn section! The "Pity The Child" track blew my mind, unbelievable!!! Damn!!! 

Perception Records was an American jazz/R&B record label.What originally began as a production company in 1967 for pop and progressive rock acts, singer/songwriter/producer Jimmy Curtiss transitioned into Perception Ventures in 1969. Eventually expanding its roster to cater to other music genres, Perception's soul music output was released by both of its flagship labels, Perception Records and Today Records, the latter of which was run by Perception's executive vice-president, Patrick Adams.

Taste :

The Albert ‎- Pity The Child

 

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By Electric Looser

Παρασκευή, 26 Μαρτίου 2021

Adolf Ahanotu - Sensation 1986 (Mirabel Records)

Label : Mirabel Records

Value :

At a time when bandleaders in Nigeria used titles as an affectation, Dr. Adolf Ahanotu was the real deal. He had a PhD in music compilation and Master’s degrees in education and communication. He also played a mean tenor sax, an instrument he mastered touring Owerri with the Mirabels. Ahanotu’s scholarly background is apparent in the impeccable arrangements and the way each track is labelled with its musical type. The banging opening track, ‘Sensation’ is disco, notes the helpful doctor. The legendary ‘Ijere’ is to be considered Remire or Afro Jazz. ‘Litany of Freedom’ is reggae, ‘Cupid’ is rock and ‘Tropical Moonlight’ classified as the blues. The mandatory ode to the nation, ‘Happy Nigeria’, is labelled as calypso. But these are not dry, scholarly pieces. ‘Sensation’ reeks of dance floor freakiness not the hallowed halls of academia. And listen to the pitch bend craziness on ‘Injere’. Sure, Dr. Ahanotu had studied the rules. But he wasn’t afraid to break them. From the freaked-out opening seconds of the title track you are left in no doubt: The doctor is in the house. Mastered and produced by Goddy Oku. - Peter Moore

Taste :

Adolf Ahanotu  - Sensation

Adolf Ahanotu - Ijere

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By Electric Looser