Thursday, May 23, 2013
Here's another excellent album from the great Cal Tjader....
Here's an album featuring some of the hottest Japanese jazz bands in the late 50's recorded live at Tokyo night clubs, the bands are:
SHOJI SUZUKI AND HIS RHYTHM ACES
AKIRA WATANABE AND HIS EMBERS FIVE
FUMIO MATSUMOTO AND HIS MUSIC MAKERS
TORU MORI AND HIS SIX POINTS PLUS ONE
SEIJI HIRAOKE QUINTET
HIROSHI WATANABE AND HIS STAR DUSTERS
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Great calung cassette from Detty Kurnia, Suwanda, Adang P. and Calung Zebrag that came out on the Jugala label....
Here's some hard-hitting Pencak Kawih Jaipong music....
Friday, May 17, 2013
Testing another uploader....
Here's another nice album from The Wynners with some cool covers, I really like their cover of Uriah Heep's Gypsy and The Who's Pinball Wizard....
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Here's an album from Dutch/Cabo Verde rapper GMB who's real name is Gery Mendes, a very talented and very active rapper, producer and dancer living and working in Rotterdam.... When I'm in Rotterdam, and I'm at a hip hop concert I'll always run into Gery and his buddy Adison and we'll always hang out for a fat j in the smoking room, very nice guy, very good music....
http://www.adrive.com/public/sUG6SA/This is not an album, this is a... Phase.rar
I was here :)
And this one I filmed myself, at Adison's EP release party in The Basement, Nightown, Rotterdam:
Here's an excellent jazz-funk album from The Rolf Kuhn Group that came out in 1975.....
Monday, May 13, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
There are some pretty good songs on this one....
Songs from The Mothers Of Invention, The Greatful Dead, The Faces, Van Morrison, Neil Young and a bunch of others.....
http://www.adrive.com/public/rPnmeQ/the now sound.rar
Great jazzy blues-rock album from the Keef Hartley Band. Unfortunately the last track is missing because of damage.... You can download the 2008 re-mastered version and read about how this album came to be on this fantastic blog:
http://www.adrive.com/public/uVZH3R/keef hartley band.rar
Just check out how great this is:
Friday, May 10, 2013
I'm always looking for music from the great M. Mashabi, here's a cassette with songs from him and from Johana Satar, the sound is not very good so I'm still looking.....
But what beautiful music.....
great swinging jazz jam.....
Alto Saxophone – Lem Davis
Baritone Saxophone – Charlie Fowlkes
Bass – Walter Page
Drums – Jo Jones
Guitar – Freddie Green
Liner Notes – George Avakian, John Hammond
Piano – Sir Charles Thompson
Tenor Saxophone – Julian Dash
Trombone – Henderson Chambers, Urbie Green
Trumpet – Buck Clayton, Joe Newman
http://www.adrive.com/public/aQxRPg/buck clayton jam session.rar
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Here's some country & western music from Holland, the B-side is all in Indonesian language, one song missing from side A because of damage....
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Here's the liner notes:
ORIENTAL DELIGHT is the music of Asia Minor expressing
its sad and joyous moods with exotic and mystic sounds.
This music is truly an expression of Armenia—its people,
culture, history, and not to be overlooked, their feeling.
They knew of no superficial moods or ways of life. There
was only one way to do things—the right way—the full
way. The music is intoxicating because it is played from
the heart with all its warmth and color. The men smoked
their favorite nargula (water pipe), while the women with
veils and necklaces of gold pieces and coins danced to
the exotic and captivating age-old melodies of never-
to-be-forgotten oriental sounds.
Massacres, tortures, and enslavements are blended with
much joy in the music of these people, who, for many
centuries knew only of peace and happiness. History
tells us of the greatness of its early kings, people, and
nation. All of its early music was joyful and told only
of happiness. Then, sadness blanketed the nation
and its people. And, thus, the reason for the moods
of Oriental Delight.
Hank Mardigian's Sextet has, since early childhood, lived
and played oriental music. In the eight, short years that
the six gifted musicians have been playing together, the
band has become one of America's most popular and
well-known Armenian bands of today.
Hank Mardigian, in his playing of the mandolin and the alto
saxophone, has captured the style and authenticity of the
ancient music of Asia Minor. The popularity of the band
is due to his leadership, arrangements, and inspiration.
The oud, a large hand-carved pot-bellied long-necked
mandolin-type string instrument, is the most important
in oriental music. George Mgrdichian, without question,
is considered one of the best oud players in America
and is a perfectionist. He plays very fereely, with genuine
feeling, and his interpretations of the oud have won wide
recognition for him. He is such an artist that when he plays,
the music "lives," and makes you wonder when the oud
will start "talking."
Roupen Gureghian, the youngest member of the band, plays
the clarinet with feeling, and not from notes. The music moves
him so, that the result is a distinctive style of playing.
The rhythm section, which is most important to an oriental
band, has Berge Jehanian playing the castanets for added
flavor. The section is paced by Roger Mgrdichian, who plays
the treble dumbeg, an hour-glass-shaped drum which is
open on one end, with a unique style. George Terkanian
plays the bass dumbeg, which stands thirty inches high
and he excels as "the whistler" in "Come My Sweet One."
Oriental music knows no nationality or language barrier
and Oriental Delight, from the start, will inspire you to
join hands in the barr (dance), or merely sit back, relax,
and enjoy the age-old moods of that distant Middle East.