Σάββατο 15 Ιανουαρίου 2022

Rogér Fakhr - Fine Anyway 2021 (Habibi Funk Records)

Label : Habibi Funk

Value :

Beautiful sounds from Roger Fahkr – a Lebanese singer/songwriter who recorded most of this music in the late 70s – but with a sound and style that's every bit as compelling as western talents from the earlier part of the decade! The tunes often begin with voice and acoustic guitar, but usually bring in a bit of keyboards or other elements to expand things slightly, but all while keeping the moody quality of Roger's English-language vocals intact – all with a quality that could easily have this work standing next to some of our favorite recordings by artists like Rodriguez, Terry Callier, or Alzo & Udine! There's an inexplicable quality to all of these cuts – a uniqueness that really lives up to our comparison with those other greats – and the whole pacakge is a huge discovery of an artist who might have been a huge global force, had he had the chance back in the 70s.

Taste :

Rogér Fakhr - Fine Anyway

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By Electrc Looser

Σάββατο 8 Ιανουαρίου 2022

Kellee Patterson - Kellee 1976 (Shadybrook Records)

Label : Shadybrook Records

Value :

Kellee Patterson's amazing first album for the Shadybrook label – a total killer all the way through, and much harder and heavier than any of her later sides for the label! The record's got a nice jazzy vibe that's a good bridge between her earlier work on Black Jazz, and her later, straighter soul material – a dose of funk in all the right places, and a touch of spiritual leanings too – really put together with a wonderful feel that sets the album apart from much other work of the time! Includes a sublime breakbeat version of "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" – with killer drums, and an excellent monologue at the beginning – plus a great cover of Grover Washington's "Mister Magic", with some interesting vocals. 

Taste :

Kellee Patterson - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More, Baby



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By Electric Looser

Δευτέρα 27 Δεκεμβρίου 2021

Mandala - Mandala 1976 (Morisom)



Label : Morisom

Value : 

A really heavyweight album from the Brazilian scene of the 70s – recorded by a group of artists who were really helping to transform the sound of jazz at the time! There are elements that are familiar here, but served up in these really fresh ways – changing up the rhythmic and melodic progressions, and the way the instruments interact – warmer in spirit than the music of Hermeto Pascoal, but with an equally sophisticated sort of vibe! The quintet features players you'll likely know from a range of other recordings – killer lineup that includes Nelson Ayres on piano, Zeca Assumpcao on bass, Ze Eduardo Nazario on drums and percussion, Luiz Roberto Oliveira on guitar and keyboards, and Roberto Sion on sax and flute.
The last post of the Year.

I wish all the best. 
Keep the good music alive guys and... Stay Loose!
Greetings from Greece! 

Taste :

Mandala - Matilho
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By Electric Looser

Τρίτη 21 Δεκεμβρίου 2021

Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat 1976 (Nippon Columbia)


Label : Nippon Columbia 

Value :

A great bit of electric jazz from the Japanese scene of the 70s – an album that easily rivals the best CTI work in the US at the time! Trombonist Hiroshi Suzuki heads up a quintet here – one that's heavy on electric piano and keyboards, played in a stretched-out sort of groove that reminds us a lot of the energy on Freddie Hubbard's funkiest albums from the same period. The tracks are all quite long – and step out with a wonderfully rhythmic sensibility – spare at times, and very focused on the right rolling approach to the groove. Suzuki's trombone solos are matched by some equally great sax work from Takeru Muraoka – and rhythm is from Kunimitsu Inaba on bass and Akira Ishikawa on drums. Filled with great breaks and laidback jazzy grooves

Taste :

Hiroshi Suzuki - Kuro To Shiro

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By Electric Looser

Πέμπτη 16 Δεκεμβρίου 2021

Serge Gainsbourg - Strip Tease 1963 (Philips)


Label : Philips

Value : 

Original Soundtrack of this 1963 movie classic, Arranged by Alain Gourager. Strip Tease vocals by Juliette Greco and starring Nico. Between appearing in La Dolce Vita and cutting a single with Jimmy Page and Andrew Loog Oldham, Nico beat out Ursula Andress for the lead role in a feature film: Jacques Poitrenaud’s 1963 Strip-Tease (a/k/a Sweet Skin and Lady Strip Tease). Billed as “Krista Nico,” she stars as German dancer Ariane, a character described by Poitrenaud as “a stripper lost in the nocturnal world.”

Taste :

Serge Gainsbourg - Wake Me At Five

Serge Gainsbourg - Safari


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By Electric Looser

Κυριακή 12 Δεκεμβρίου 2021

Luis Enriquez Bacalov – Carrefour / Sistemo L'America E Torno - Seq. 7 2017 (Four Flies)


Label : Four Flies

Value :

The Italian funk god Luis Enriquez Bacalov is celebrated here with this unmissable 7-inch record, featuring two of his grooviest tracks ever: on the A-side, the legendary CARREFOUR is maybe his funkiest soundtrack piece, here released for the first time in its entirety, with an unexpected introduction via a powerful horn section, which was cut from the original 1976 RCA 7’’. Behold an eternal jazz-funk masterpiece with solid drum breaks and hip hop heavy beats, funky congas, wah wah guitar, psychedelic organ. This track was used for the 1976 movie “Colpita da improvviso benessere”, directed by Franco Giraldi, but was originally conceived for the 1974 movie “Sistemo l'America e torno” by Nanni Loy. For the B-side, we have chosen from this same score another killer groovy track which was already compiled on our ESTERNO NOTTE Vol. 1 compilation. SISTEMO L’AMERICA E TORNO - SEQ. 7 has a tremendous rhythm section, a wonderful guitar riff, psychedelic flute, and stunning Hammond organ solos. This is another future classic from the golden age of Italian soundtracks!

Taste :

Luis Enriquez Bacalov – Carrefour


Luis Enriquez Bacalov – Sistemo L'America E Torno - Seq. 7

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By Electric Looser

Δευτέρα 6 Δεκεμβρίου 2021

Best Albums of the Year 2021


1 Rogér Fakhr ‎– Fine Anyway (Habibi Funk)
2 Arooj Aftab – Vulture Prince (New Amsterdam Records)
3 Sarah Davachi ‎– Antiphonals (Late Music)
4 Drug Store Romeos ‎– The World Within Our Bedrooms (Fiction records)
5 Vanishing Twin ‎– Ookii Gekkou (Fire Records)
6 Haiku Salut ‎– The Hill, The Light, The Ghost (Secret Name)
7 Joy Orbison ‎– Still Slipping Vol. 1 (XL Records)
8 Dry Cleaning ‎– New Long Leg (4AD)
9 Jane Weaver ‎– Flock (Fire Records)
10 Steve Hackett ‎– Under A Mediterranean Sky (Inside Out Music)