One of Sonny Stitt's best albums of straight jazz from the 70s – and an album that reunites him with Art Blakey, in their first meeting since the pair recorded in the early 60s for Impulse! Blakey's working here with an unusual version of the Jazz Messengers – one that features older players Walter Davis Jr on piano and Bill Hardman on trumpet, plus youthful tenor work from David Schnitter. The format's a bit looser than the usual Jazz Messengers set, and like the Stitt/Blakey album for Impulse, has a bit more of a focus on the strong tenor solos in the lead. Titles include "Blues March", "Birdlike", "I Can't Get Started", and "Ronnie's A Dynamite Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
The Scandinavian clarinet player takes on Brazilian music – something he does surprisingly well! The light clarinet lines are a great mix for the bossa jazz styles of the tunes – and backing is a small combo with guitar from Neco! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small mark from an old sticker.)
Bengt Hallberg/Kjell Baekkelund —
Contrasts ... LP Sonet (UK), 1968. Used ...
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The set features two tracks with both players in a trio, then a number of others with Baekkelund solo, then more with Hallberg in a trio! LP, Vinyl record album
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Don Cherry —
Ankara ... LP Picc A Dilly, Early 70s/1980. Very Good ...
Excellent stuff – and a rare US issue of Live Ankara, an album that Cherry cut for Sonet during the mid 70s. The set is a super-hip concert performance recorded at the US Embassy in Turkey, featuring a band of eastern-flavored players that includes Okay Temiz on percussion, Selcuk Sun on bass, and Irfan Sumer on tenor. Tracks are shorter and a bit tighter than some of Cherry's other work from the early 70s – but they also have a strong amount of world influences, and the record is perhaps one of his greatest achievements at cross-breeding musical cultures. Tunes include "Gandalf's Travels", "St John & The Dragon", "Water Boy", "Kara Deniz", "Man On The Moon", and "Two Flutes". LP, Vinyl record album