- 01. Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick
02. I Should Care
03. Village Blues
04. If I Should Lose You
05. Poor Butterfly
06. Blue P.G.
07. You Are Too Beautiful
08. Taboo[engl]1964 seemed to be a great year for jazz music in general and this special piece from a quartet led by the great tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves who was a long time member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra confirms this once more in an astonishing way. This record is a typical instrumental post bop album still not on the verge of progressive and free jazz filled to the max with memorable yet steaming compositions. Gonsalves nails it as a saxophone player and his backing crew consisting of piano, stand up bass and drums joins in to create a stream of sound that drags your soul away directly when you put the needle in the groove. The playing feels easy with sweet but rather melancholic melody lines from piano and sax. It seems like they were singing love songs to each other while the rhythm section lays down the beat both lead instruments dance to. The swinging sleaziness of the one or another passage heats up your blood to a simmering level. As if you were swallowed into a scene of Jack Kerouac’s “On the road”, where a sax player goes wild in a small and dusty club somewhere at the West Coast. Paul Gonsalves and his guys take their listener onto a journey due to these very expressive and strong melodies. This should have been a shining crown jewel of jazz where swing benignly turns into bop.
- Soul / Funk / Jazz
- Soul / Funk / Jazz
- 01. If It´s Only For You Tonight
02. Why Don't You Believe In Me
03. Can't Find True Love
04. Motherless Child
05. You've Been Crying
06. I Could Write A Book (About Heartaches)
07. You're Gonna Make Me Cry
08. Wish I Were That Boy
09. Monkey Dog
10. Don´t Want To Sit Down
11. Everybody Knows (The River Song)
12. I Can't Believe (You´ve Got The Nerve To Cry)[engl] On this superb 1965 album O.V. Wright combines his gospel background with influences from, soul, blues, rock'n'roll, pop and even beat. The result is a truly unique album, featuring haunting vocals, spooky Farfisa organs and an overall erotic approach!
- 01. Variations On A Theme Of "Feed Back"
02. Invitation To "Corn-Pipe" Dance
03. Artistry In Percussion
04. Fantasy For Strings[engl] Stunning 1969 album by Japanese Free Jazz group ''Togashi Masahiko Quartet''.
- 01. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
02. Here's That Rainy Day
03. Affectionate Fink
04. I Love You
05. Angel Eyes
06. O Barquino[engl] An incredible record from reedman Harold McNair ? one of the key Jamaican jazz players who hit the London scene in the same post-colonial wave as Joe Harriott and Shake Keane ? and maybe our favorite of the bunch! Harold's a hell of a talent on both tenor and flute ? and although he might be best known for his background work on late 60s Donovan albums, he really soars here as a soloist ? working with Ornette Coleman group members David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett on drums ? both of whom swing wonderfully in McNair's company! The album bills Izenzon and Moffett strongly on the cover ? as if they're one of the main attractions ? but what's most compelling is the way that McNair and pianist Alan Branscombe bring the American musicians into their own sort of groove ? a modal, soulful style that's completely sublime ? and which makes the album a killer all the way through. Titles include the original ''Affectionate Fink'' ? plus great takes on ''I Love You'', ''O Barquinho'', ''You Stepped Out Of A Dream'', and ''Here's That Rainy Day'' ? all soulful swingers.
- [engl] 1966 R&B album by Fontella Bass originally released on Checker. Among others it contains her biggest hit, "Rescue Me". This album also charted on the pop albums chart, being listed for 8 weeks, with a highest position of #93.
- [engl] 1965 funky Instro-Soul album from Chicago that originally came out on Mercury. It deals with new interpretations of James Bond themes and own Bond inspired compositions. Feat. Studiomusic Clarence Perry (tenor), Richard McCrea (organ) and Ed Townsend (Piano).
- Soul / Funk / Jazz