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Κυριακή, 30 Οκτωβρίου 2016

Michalis Siganidis (Μιχάλης Σιγανίδης) - Mikres Angelies (Μικρές Αγγελίες)

Michalis Siganidis was born in Thessaloniki in 1958. He started to play guitar as a child and then studied double bass and mandolin at the State Conservatory. He writes poetry and songs. In 1979 he started to collaborate with Sakis Papadimitriou, Floros Floridis, Theodoris Rellos and other musicians of jazz and improvisational music. He is a member of the famous group "Winter Swimmers". He composed music for short films and theatrical performances and he orchestrated the music for two records: " Ichnilates tou Ioura" (songs from the Hebrides) and "O Ilios kai to Fengari" (The sun and the moon). Except for his participation in the records/CDs of the Winter Swimmers and the CD of Wutu Wupatou, he published: "Mikros Aderfos" (Little Brother), "To Proi kai to Vradi" (In the Morning and the Evening) and "To Traino Fantasma Filo" (The train Ghost Friend), "Mikres Angelies" (Small advertisements or announcements) and recently with his newly founded group "Sygrotima Lambrakis" or "Lambrakis Complex" he released the CD "Basse Classe" (Lyra).
EXCELLENT Greek improvisation recording with jazz,RIO,rempetika influences by one of the legends of the Greek jazz/impro scene.



Ο Μυστήριος 5:09
Ένας Κόσμος Νεκρός / Συντρίβεται Η Καρδιά Μου 5:18
Είμαστε Θείες 6:37
Είναι Όμοια Και Όμως Διαφέρουν 4:39
Σερσέ Λα Μαμ 3:13
Ο Διπλοπαρκαρισμένος 4:46
Το Τρανζίστορ 3:02
Τέλος 1:32
Το Κορίτσι Απ' Τη Νισαπούρ 4:20
Προσκλητήριο 4:21
Το Τζίνι 4:34


Τετάρτη, 19 Οκτωβρίου 2016

George Theodossiadis (Γιώργος Θεοδοσιάδης) ‎– Air Hostess (Αεροσυνοδός)


A1 Air Hostess (Titles)
A2 Plane Vibrations
A3 Check In
A4 The Enigma
A5 Spicy Marguerita
A6 Change Of Route
A7 Landing Lights
A8 Little Marguerita
A9 Air Hostess Means Love

B1 A Boy (Feat Tammy)
B2 Time Trap
B3 Shake At The Airport
B4 Airlock
B5 Sweet Marguerita
B6 Wood Blocks Theme
B7 Night Flight
B8 Air Hostess (Instrumental)
B9 A Boy (Instrumental)


Πέμπτη, 19 Μαΐου 2016

Cossi Anatz ‎– Jazz Afro-Occitan

Extremely hard to find free/spiritual jazz album recorded in the South of France and released on Vendémiaire (Jef Gilson's label) with a similar style to Francois Tusques Intercommunal. Jazz Afro-occitan is written on the cover and it's clearly the case when you put the needle on wax you instantly feel the North African, Arabic & Mediterranean influences, that are quite obvious here, especially in the brass & percussions. Some brilliant tracks like the beautiful deep jazz Al Coltrane or the monster spiritual oriental jazz Aden Arabie with great Fender solo.

Πέμπτη, 7 Απριλίου 2016

Carl B. Stokes / Oliver Nelson ‎– The Mayor And The People (1970)

 An incredibly interesting record – and more of a spoken album than a jazz one, but it shares some great jazz work by Oliver Nelson too! The album's a loving tribute to Carl B. Stokes, the first black mayor of a major American city (Cleveland) – and it's one of the strongest in a series of African-American culture albums by the Flying Dutchman label at the time. Side one of the record features a press conference with Stokes, in which he outlines his ideas for revitalizing the Cleveland area. But even better is side two – which features a beautiful original composition by Nelson, entitled "A Black Suite For String Quartet & Jazz Orchestra", and which features recitations by Stokes of material by Langston Hughes and Gil Scott-Heron. The whole thing's great – extremely powerful and progressive, with tracks that include "Paint It Black", "I Too Sing America", "Mother To Son", "Sit Down", and "I Dream A World".


A The Mayor And The People Press Conference 26:20 

A Black Suite For String Quartet And Jazz Orchestra 
(A) Take This Hammer
BB (B) Precious Lord
BC (C) Sit Down
BD (D) Mother To Son
BE (E) I Too Sing America
BF (F) I Dream A World
BG (G) Paint It Black



Σάββατο, 5 Μαρτίου 2016

Hermae (Ερμαί) Self-titled [1990]

Ultra rare experimental gem,one of the best free improvisation records to come out of Greece ever.
Self-released and limited to 500 copies.
This Lp was never available in shops but instead, circulated solely by the members in hand-to-hand fashion.
Highly recommended.


A Ύμνος Προς Τη Θεά Τύχη [Hymn To Godess Fortune] 25:45
B Αχέρων [Acheron] 24:35





Πέμπτη, 3 Μαρτίου 2016

Floros Floridis, Peter Kowald, Ilias Papadopoulos ‎– Pyrichia (1991)

A1 Movement I: Orphic / Ορφικό 12:56
A2 Movement II: Deep Footprints / Βαθειά Χνάρια 8:17
B1 Movement III: Magic Kites / Μαγικός Χαρταετός 10:01
B2 Movement IV: Strange Friends / Παράξενοι Φίλοι 9:30
Companies, etc.

Published By – Free Music Production
Distributed By – Bebop Music
Printed By – Ορφανός - Σκαλτσάς
Recorded At – Rock Studio
Mixed At – Rock Studio
Manufactured By – Fabelsound


Bass – Peter Kowald
Clarinet, Flute – Floros Floridis
Composed By – Floros Floridis, Ilias Papadopoulos, Peter Kowald
Cover, Painting – Apostolos Kilessopoulos
Design – Simos Saltiel*
Engineer – Pantelis Deliyianidis*
Lyre [From Pontos] – Ilias Papadopoulos
Photography By – Yannis Krikis*

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Horace Tapscott / Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - The Dark Tree : Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles (2006)

While he was still in his twenties, Horace Tapscott gave up a successful career in Lionel Hampton's band and returned to his home in Los Angeles to found the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, a community arts group that focused on providing affordable, community-oriented jazz and jazz training. Over the course of almost forty years, the Arkestra, together with the related Union of God's Musicians and Artists Ascension (UGMAA) Foundation, were at the forefront of the vital community-based arts movements in black Los Angeles.
Some three hundred artists-musicians, vocalists, poets, playwrights, painters, sculptors, and graphic artists-passed through these organizations, many ultimately remaining within the community and others moving on to achieve international fame. Based primarily on one hundred in-depth interviews with current and former participants, The Dark Tree is the first history of the important and largely overlooked community arts movement of African American Los Angeles. Brought to life by the passionate voices of the men and women who worked to make the arts integral to everyday community life, this engrossing book completes the account began in the highly acclaimed Central Avenue Sounds, which documented the secular music history of the first half of the twentieth century and which the San Francisco Examiner called "one of the best jazz books ever compiled."

CD included with the book

Horace Tapscott piano, conductor
William Marshall lead vocal
The Voice of UGMAA vocals
(Cynthia, Vernetta, Landern, Pat K, Linda Hill, Will Connell, Willie L, Scratch, Charles, Oscar)
Los Angeles, December 2, 1969
- Tell God All Of My Troubles (From the For My People suite) (Traditional)

Horace Tapscott piano, conductor
Edwin Pleasant flute
Chico Roberson flute
Ernest Straughter flute
Black Arthur Blythe alto saxophone
Will Connell alto saxophone
Cerion Middleton III tenor saxophone
Ray Straughter tenor saxophone
Butch Morris cornet
Robert S trombone
David Bryant bass
Walter Savage, Jr. bass
Jimmy Hoskins drums
Brother Eddie conga
Marcus Hill pot
Los Angeles, May 3, 1970
- Carnival (From music from King Christophe) (H.Tapscott)
- Waltz Time (From music from King Christophe) (H.Tapscott)
- Funeral (Later titled “Warriors All”, From music from King Christophe) (H.Tapscott)

Aubrey Hart piccolo
Adele Sebastian flute
Jesse Sharps soprano saxophone
Gary Bias alto saxophone
Michael Session alto saxophone
Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq tenor saxophone
Charles Chandler tenor saxophone
Steve Smith trumpet
Lester Robertson trombone
Wendell C. Williams french horn
Red Callender tuba
Horace Tapscott piano
Linda Hill piano
David Bryant bass
Marcus McLaurine bass
Ricky Simmons drums
Moises Obligacion conga
Los Angeles, January 24, 1976
- Eternal Egypt Suite, part 4 (F.Abdul-Khaliq)

Dwight Trible vocal
Michael Session soprano, alto and tenor saxophones
Thurman Green trombone
Horace Tapscott piano
Roberto Miranda bass
Fritz Wise drums
Hollywood, December 19, 20, 1995
- Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child (Traditional)
- Ballad For Deadwood Dick (H.Tapscott)
- Little Africa (L.Hill)


Respect to Erberken