One of the few small group recordings ever cut by pianist Francy Boland – and a set that cooks every bit as much as his work with the larger Clarke Boland Big Band on MPS! The reason for the cooking is clear – Francy's got key rhythmic help from group members Jimmy Woode on bass and ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Clarke Boland Sextet —
Calypso Blues ... LP Rearward/Schema (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP ....
Rare tracks by the Clarke-Boland Sextet – a small group offshoot of the funky Big Band that was led by Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – and which featured some of the key soloists in the group! The lineup here includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes and bongos, Joe Harris on ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the hippest albums ever from the team of Kenny Clarke and Francy Boland – a unique small combo session that's even groovier than their famous big band work! The setting is wonderful – Clarke on drums, Boland on piano, and a sextet lineup that includes Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Clarke Boland Big Band —
Off Limits ... LP Rearward (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)....
Easily the hippest of the Clarke-Boland Big Band Records from the classic years – a set of hard grooving tracks that really pushes the envelope of their style! There's a few elements here that are different than usual – such as the presence of electric piano on a few tracks, which ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(It's hard to tell from the image, but Rearward packaged it all in a really nice sleeve with a glossy silver metalic finish!)
A brilliant recording by a small combo from the larger big band of drummer Kenny Clarke and pianist Francy Boland – and a great illustration of the driving, soulful sound the group always had at its core! The combo here features some of the most important members of the bigger unit – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Carl Drewo & The Clarke Boland Big Band —
Swing Waltz Swing ... LP Rearward/Schema (Italy), 1966. New Copy (reissue)....
One of the coolest projects ever to come from the Clarke Boland Big Band scene of the 60s – an album done under the leadership of Austrian tenor player Carl Drewo, but one that features all of his bandmates from the better-known big band! The set's wonderfully swinging throughout – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Johnny Griffin —
Griff 'N Bags ... LP Rearward/Schema (Italy), 1967/1969/1998. New Copy 2LP ....
Lost European jazz recordings from the vaults of producer Gigi Campi – and a stellar batch of non-US material with Johnny Griffin at the lead – working in the company of Clarke/Boland compatriots who include Benny Bailey, Sahib Shihab, Jimmy Woode, Idrees Sulieman, and Milt Jackson! ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the rarest Johnny Griffin albums ever – a set recorded as a side project when Griff was working with the Clarke Boland Big Band – in a lineup that features some of the best members from that great ensemble! The style's a bit more laidback and soulful than other CBBB projects ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Please note that the LP has two Side 1 labels on it but the records fine.)
Double-length brilliance from the mighty Sahib Shihab – a set that collects a number of killer 60s sessions with members of the Clarke Boland Big Band – all of them great! The small combo work here is amazing – hard-hitting modal jazz that matches, if not tops the best MPS/Saba ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary album from saxophonist Sahib Shihab – a record that's gone onto become the birth of all things modal and club jazz in the current scene! Shihab always sounded great, no matter what the setting, but there was definitely something magical going on with this session – a one-of- ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album