Rare work from the lovely Inge Brandenburg – one of Germany's hippest jazz singers of the postwar years – and an artist who set the tone for later work from a range of European vocalists! Inge sings in English throughout, and has a groove that's almost in the Verve Records mode – ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet bossa-tinged grooves from the 70s – but recorded in Switzerland, not Brazil! Guitarist Pierre Cavalli had plenty of experience with the scene in Brazil during the late 60s – and for these 70s sides, he really tries to recreate the best sounds of Rio from a few years back – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful lost work from Toby Fichelscher – a German bongo player with a hell of a great ear for an unusual groove – strongly demonstrated here in a set of previously-unreleased recordings! Toby draws plenty from American percussionists of the 50s – and works here in a modern ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Angel Pocho Gatti —
Turbomusic ... LP Sonorama (Germany), New Copy ...
Late April, 2015
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Heinz Kiessling & Peter Jacques —
Q1 ... LP Quadriga/Sonorama (Germany), 1974. New Copy ...
Rare grooves from the tiny Quadriga sound library – an album that's split between European maestros Heinz Kiessling and Peter Jacques – but which is more than funky enough for two full records! Side one features great work from Kiessling – tunes that bubble along with a funky ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hardly a set of minor meetings at all – given that tenorist Hans Koller works here in the company of a host of great musicians from the late 50s German scene, in a set of tracks that ranks with the best of his long career as a leader! By the time of these sides, Koller was already one of the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest, grooviest albums we've ever heard from German reedman Rolf Kuhn – a set that not only features a fair bit of tunes penned by Horace Silver – but one that also includes lots of sweet Hammond from the great Ingfried Hoffmann! You might know Hoffman from his excellent ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A hip jazz treasure from early 60s Germany – and an album that's noteworthy not just for the two players featured in the lead, but also for pianist Horst Jankowski – who's much groovier here than on his easy listening work! Horst demonstrates some great jazz chops – and a strong ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sublime blend of spiritual jazz and African rhythms – and one of the few 70s recordings made by Mombasa, a European group put together by LA trombonist Lou Blackburn! The record's got a much more righteous sound than any of Blackburn's work of the 60s – a boldness and sense of pride ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from Mombasa – and possibly even better than the first! The group have really come into their own by the time of this date – mixing together jazz and African roots with a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of – quite unique in its approach to rhythms, ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A cool Swiss combo, very heavy on vibes – and featuring great work from the leader Remo Rau! Rau works here with piano, bass, and drums – but the groove is a lot harder and more swinging than other combos of that nature – such as the MJQ – thanks in part to Rau's very hard, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Third Eye —
Connexion ... LP Ring/Sonorama (Germany), 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
Wonderfully wild funky jazz from the 70s – played by an obscure group in Germany, and originally only issued as a small-pressing sound library set! The music's way more than you might expect – a tremendous mix of electric and acoustic reeds with some sweet Fender Rhodes lines – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lucky Thompson & Barney Wilen —
Four Brothers ... LP Sonorama (Germany), 1960. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
A great recasting of the older four brothers jazz modes – that four horn chorus and solo format first created by Woody Herman with Stan Getz – given a much more modern twist here by a top-shelf lineup of players! The group has the American genius Lucky Thompson on soprano and tenor ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album