Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Just noticed many of the links have mysteriously been pulled, have reposted the ones I'm aware of. I had to use blogger's spam filter to control the huge flood of rubbish in the comments & this seems to have removed nearly all of the real comments and many of the original links... go figure.
If u need a repost & the file is still hosted I'll repost the link. Ta Kindly.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Oleg Kutsenko Jazz-Ensemble

Oleg Kutsenko Jazz-Ensemble (1979)
Melodia C60-11769~70

Very cool LP by Ukrainian altoist Kutsenko with the now Israeli painter Simion Lipkovich on rhodes stealing the show!

1) Dedication
2) Contrasts
3) At About Midnight
4) Kaleidoscope (Suite)

O. Kutsenko - alto sax
S. Lipkovich - Fender-piano
V. Litvinenko - guitar
V. Sultanov - drums, percussion
V. Anohin - bass-guitar

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Orchester Frank Pleyer - Topless (1969)
Hippo 41 002

Hugely flamboyant, bombastic jazzy "kitsch"  on the fly-by-night Hippo label - arrangements hint at Quincy Jones, Dankworth, Riddle, KPM etc. Hammond & horns tightly fired out by a swaggering but uncredited orchestra, drums are provided however by the inimitable Charly Antolini. Very Groovy...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jean Philippe Blin

Jean Philippe Blin - What Matter Now? (1970)
Futura GU.GER 21

A beautiful & enduring jazz trio recorded live in Paris with Jean Philippe Blin on piano with François Méchali on bass and Jean Jacques Schnell on drums.

Top Drawer!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Weil Deal

Gerry Weil - The Message (1971)
Mercury 13.016

A sizzling set by Austrian born pianist & Venezuelan emigre Gerry Weil.
Recorded in Caracus - cracking!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ray Rivera

Ray Rivera Orchestra - The Now Sound Of... (1970)
MGM LAT-10.001

Mod El Barrio! A batch of short instrumentals arranged by Ray Maldonado & Mauricio Smith. Nothing ground-breaking but a solid listen.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ouverture Éclair

Michel Herr Trio - Ouverture Éclair (1977)
MD 014

Still very active on the music scene, I hope Monsieur Herr won't mind my posting this relative obscurity put out a year after the fusion bomb Solis Lacus in '76. Recorded at Michel Dickenscheid Studio and released in small quantity. Beautiful & timeless Belgian trio jazz.

Michel Herr - piano
Freddie Deronde - double bass
Félix Simtaine - drums

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