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Cool At The Casa Montego (Japanese paper sleeve edition)

CD (Item 872140) Federal/Dub Store (Japan), 1960 — Condition: Used
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Not the usual sort of reggae or rocksteady you might expect from the Jamaican scene in the 60s – but instead a brilliant set of jazz work that shows the roots of so many styles to come! The work here isn't straight jazz – as in an American mode – but the group does have a sextet lineup with trumpet, tenor, piano, and guitar – plus a singer, Hugh Miller, who sings on about half the album's titles. Instead, the material almost has qualities that lie somewhere between South African instrumental material of the time, and some of the jazzier strands of calypso – especially in the way the rhythms often move back and forth in a skittish way that's different than American jazz. The trumpet lines often echo this mode too – shorter, and punchier – although sometimes offset by the straighter vocals of Miller. Titles include "Razor Merengue", "Mother & Wife", "Cha Cha International", "Anema De Core", "Take Her To Jamaica", and "I Want To Be Happy".  © 1996-2023, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Out of print – includes obi!)

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