Jon King

Jerry Hahn Brotherhood - Serfs, Columbia, Capitol

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Relevant?  Authentic?  Impressions?  

These albums rank highly with this old fan.  I love the musicianship that the tunes, such as Early Bird Cafe, feature - and which shines on both groups' LPs throughout.  I could trade many a CD or reissued mainstream jazz groups' efforts for more output from the likes of Mike Finnigan, Jerry Hahn, Lane Tietgen and their associates on these two recordings.  ESSENTIAL

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10 minutes ago, Jon King said:

Relevant?  Authentic?  Impressions?  

These albums rank highly with this old fan.  I love the musicianship that the tunes, such as Early Bird Cafe, feature - and which shines on both groups' LPs throughout.  I could trade many a CD or reissued mainstream jazz groups' efforts for more output from the likes of Mike Finnigan, Jerry Hahn, Lane Tietgen and their associates on these two recordings.  ESSENTIAL

Welcome!  I've actually never heard that JHB Columbia album, need to go dig it out on you tube!  Appreciated Hahn's work with John Handy, and on Hahn's own Arhoolie album.  Don't know about the Serfs (see that Tietgen was in that group) or about their album on Capitol.  Will also see if I can find that on you tube!  Thanks for the info.

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I appreciate your response (my first as a new member).  Good luck finding these LPs, and hope you enjoy them as well.  I'd like to know what you think.

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Jon - welcome to the board!!  

I have this album, but need to give a re-listen:

https://www.discogs.com/master/238561-The-Jerry-Hahn-Brotherhood-The-Jerry-Hahn-Brotherhood

I am a little confused as to the name of the other one - could you clarify for me?

I do have his 1995 album - Time Changes, which is probably a little more straightforward based on the sound samples above.

I remember seeing Jerry Hahn at a bar in Wichita KS (The Foundry) when I was in high school.  I was not into jazz at the time, but for sure the guy could play.  There was also a Mike Finnigan song that received local radio play around the same time - Saved By The Grace of Your Love.

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The JHB album on Columbia is a classic. Haven't listened to it in years, but I'm sure it holds up.

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The JHB album on Columbia was a favorite in my house back in the day.

 

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RE: Serfs album, title Early Bird Cafe, circa 1970 release 

Thanks, Eric

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I'm unfamiliar with these records, Jon.   I'll give 'em a listen.

Welcome to the forum.  :)

 

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Relistened recently to the JHB album (I really like Jerry Hahn's sound and solos on Gary Burton's Country Roads & Other Places): there's some really good tunes on it, and Mike Finnigan has a great, soulful voice (and plays some tasty organ to boot).

Edited by Simon8

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Finnigan recorded with a LOT of people, from Hendrix to Cher.

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14 minutes ago, felser said:

Finnigan recorded with a LOT of people, from Hendrix to Cher.

He also played basketball for the national champion Kansas Jayhawks :excited:

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Sadly Finnigan passed away last year. I liked his B3 playing and singing a lot.

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