tjobbe Posted December 15, 2005 Report Share Posted December 15, 2005 (edited) I've tried to cover some BFT themes throughout the two discs. First I've tried an All-European disc (which I believe has worked out quite fine although not 100% but who cares), second to cover somehow all BT participants home countries (was not that difficult), third try smaller European labels only and last but not least I put a broad variety of music on that I love to hear on a day-to-day basis which was hard to do because of all the artists and tracks that still haven't made it but should have somehow deserved to get noted…oh and forgot: it had to be somehow car stereo compatible as that's where I verified the mix All in all, I hope you enjoyed listening to the discs as much as I enjoyed compiling them for you. Track 1: Blindfold test #1 (from Modern sounds of the West, 1954) Marty Paich Sextet feat. Conte Candoli (Lonehill Jazz re-issue from a 1954 Blue Note called Various Artists - Best from the West: Modern Sounds from California, Vol. 1) The perfect start into a Blindfold test CD….I'm wondering that no one ever used that before as intro … and a small contribution to Vince G. with Candoli and Budwig for those who missed him On here: Conte Candoli (tp) John Graas (flh) Charlie Mariano (as) Marty Paich (p) Monty Budwig (b) Stan Levey (dr) Leonard Feather (prod) Los Angeles, CA, December 31, 1954, originally on BN BLP 5059 Track 2: Tenga Nina – (From same titled CD, 1996) Jacques Thollot Quartet feat. Henry Lowther (Nato) A short track, first on the disc is than followed by intensive improvisations later on 6 tracks before compositions take lead again, so have in mind that the other tracks are quite different from that "funny, short little melody". J.Thollot (dr), Noel Akchotè (git), Tony Hymas (p), Claude Tchamitchian (b) are playing here with Guest Henry Lowther (tp). Recorded in spring 1995 at Studio Acousti, Paris and winter 1995 at Studio La Buissonne, Pernes les Fontaines. http://www.musiquefrancaise.net/221_fiche.html And here one track from his this album is available for download with his daughter voice accompanying: http://www.whiskyfun.com/music/La%20maison...20cellettes.mp3 Track 3: Prisma (from 8Bitar, 1961 ) Jan Johansson Trio (Heptagone) The swinging side of Jan Johansson…. This is a kind of "thanks&tribute" to CDBABY and this forum as without that Big-O forum I wouldn't have bought the Organissimo disc, so I would not have encountered their shop website hence probably not bought any of those Jan Johansson discs and I now wouldn't even know what I've missed out…. Although I'm a huge Bill Evans fan, I must admit I do rate Jan Johansson overall performance and specially his bandwidth even slightly higher…The Trio: Jan Johansson (p), Gunnar Johnson (b), Ingvar Callmer (dr) Track 4: Huchedu Part 1 (From Quatre Fois Trios, 1996) Daniel Humair (Label Bleu, OOP…sorry- EDIT: just checked the label Bleu website at http://www.label-bleu.com/artist.php?lng=e&artist_id=19&c=d and they have it for sale again ) I like Swiss Daniel Humair's drumming during the sixities but this rather up-to-date stuff with specially the Joachim Kühn trio recordings on there being bit more funny rats like. All players tend to use their instruments rather as percussion as well. The trio playing here lines up with B. Chevillion (b) and Marc Ducret (g) accompanying Humair. The French Label Bleu is a good address for up-to-date European Jazz. Track 5: Gabriella (from Lars Gullin with Strings, 1964) Lars Gullin feat. Rolf Billberg (Sonet) A rather rare Sonet CD re-issue and up to now I've never seen the CD on sale elsewhere outside of Sweden at all. The track is a Lars Gullin original and has been listed at Allmusic only recorded three times (within the last 3years) by Basso, Stenson and Bengt Rosengreen on Gullin Tribute recordings. Not necessarily the best Gullin record but an unusual one although there are some others where he played with Rolf Billberg on Dragon but I do not have those. That was a last minute BT entry as I got the disc two days before the final compilation from Swedish online shop www.cdon.com which I can recommend for Skandinavian Jazz in general as they ship quite cheap within EU but sorry not to US. EDIT: I need to correct myself here a little bit as I just found a lengthier version of that song as well featured with Strings and Billberg on a Swedish re-issue of Portrait of my Pals...recorded 1964 as well and I own this as well to much disc im my collection meanwhile Track 6: You didn't know me (from Confessions, 2005) Linda Sharrock (Quinton) Here is Madame Linda Sharrock with her first record after seven years of silence together with french line-up Stephan Oliva (p) and Claude Tchamitchian (b). This was the easiest –if you can say that at all- track on the record. The rest is less accessible but her voice is always catching you and forces to listen…. Or skip NEXT button BTW: the record was just rewarded the Hans Koller price as CD of the year http://www.hanskollerpreis.at/_Cd_of_the_Year/2005.htm and she is just up to release another record with leader Wolfgang Puschnig on Quinton Records with release date Jan 06. (it's a follow-up of the 2001 release called Chants) Track 7: Kobra (from Mauve, 2002) Arkadi Shilkloper, Alec Corrêa, Georg Breinschmid (Quinton) A Russian Waldhorn (frenchhorn) player who also plays Alpine Horn, a Brazilian guitarist playing percussion on his guitar and an Austrian bass player make a great mix! And that CD got the Hans Koller price 2002 Track 8: Traveller (Czeck it Out, 1996) Rudy Linka (git), George Mraz (b), Marvin "Smitty" Smith (dr) (ENJA) A very versatile guitar player who learned his lessons obviously well from Abercrombie (as well as he did several recodings together with him, one also on Quinton Records where John Scofield also attends as guest… but as Mike owns that one that I like better, so I've taken one track from his earlier first of the two not that mature ENJA recordings). Also recommended his duet recordings with fellow Czech countryman George Mraz on bass. Track 9: Satin Doll (from Jankowskinetik, 1970) Horst Jankowski Quartet (MPS) Inspired by the Catharina Valente thread recently, I decided to add a track from her musical director during the 60/70 Horst Jankowski. I also always linked his name with the way she plays as well with the 70's TV shows I found boring as a kid, but his MPS Jazz record (as well as his other re-release from 2003) are quite enjoyable and this version of Satin Doll has immediately reminded me of the way Big Oscar Peterson plays. Line-up:acoustic guitar: Hans Wenzel,piano: Horst Jankowski,double bass: Götz Wendland,drums: Branislav Kovacek Track 10: Too Trite (The three Sopranos 1999) Kühn/Daniels/DeFranco& hr BigBand (hrMedia) Seldom heard.. three Clarinettists as there are Buddy DeFranco, Rolf Kühn and Eddie Daniels are playing within a Big Band led by Kurt Bong with arrangements mainly from previous hr Big Band members . I've chosen not necessarily the best track from that album, but the one where all three played their part as well its only track where one of the big band members, Claes Crona (p), gets a solo. The Frankfurt based Hessischer Radio Big Band is frequently recording records and has now one out (that I do not yet own but is already on want list) with songs from Walter Becker and Donald Fagen… Edited December 16, 2005 by tjobbe Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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