Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cafe Extra Ordinaire Story !!

Bobby Jackson
1977
In Minneapolis, he ran a jazz venue which went through many tribulations, including lack of funding, drugs, and the police. Bobby was able to grab performances by Freddie Hubbard, Roland Kirk, and Elvin Jones. Even a native young man named Prince strolled in to enjoy the sounds. This albums release was 8 years in the making, in very limited quantities, and had no distribution whatsoever! This is deep Soul Jazz at its finest.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Harlem River Drive !!

Harlem River Drive
1971
Eddie Palmieri's parents moved from Puerto Rico to South Bronx in 1926. There, he and his brother Charlie were born. He was very musically inclined, performing at Carnegie Hall at age 11, and devouring many styles, both Latin and American. Eddie's first professional group was Conjunto La Perfecta which featured singer Ismael Quintana. This would be just the beginning of a prolific career in which Latin sounds would remain a deep source of inspiration and inclination. His discography is well worth investigating. Palmieri's band Harlem River Drive is my favorite of that catalogue, and probably the most popular of his work. Here's a great article on the group

Sunday, January 22, 2017

People Get Ready !!

The Freedom Sounds
feat. Wayne Henderson
1967
A native of Houston, he and The Jazz Crusaders fled to L.A. in the beginning 60's to find more fertile ground. Wayne left the group around the time the name changed to The Crusaders ('69-ish) to pursue a producing career, and a fairly decent one at that, spanning from 1967 to 1993. In 2007 he took a position at the California College of Music. He passed away in 2014

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Booker Little !!

Booker lived only 23 years (dying of complications from uremia), and yet had a remarkable career, working with serious heavyweights like Coltrane, Dolphy, Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, and of course Max Roach.
(self titled)
1960


Out Front
1961


Booker Little 4 & Max Roach
1959


Complete Recordings
feat. George Coleman

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Thing at Newport !!

John Coltrane & Archie Shepp
1965
two live sets they performed together
at the Newport Jazz Festival

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Requested Re-up: Commitment !!

Harold Vick
1974
Muse Records
I was recently asked if I would share/ re-share all
of the albums shown on this blog's back cover photo,
and requested me to start with Mr. Vick...

Blog Referrals !!

Groover's Choice
I'm finding an awful lot of 
killer albums at this blog.


Lysergicfunk
A friend of mine who has superb musical taste
and is always sharing his wealthy collection

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Rise Vision Comin !!

Nation - Afrikan Liberation Art Ensemble
with Haki R. Madhubuti
1976

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Black Beauty !!

Allen Kwela
1975
Electric Jive is an absolutely AMAZING blog.
And, this is an AMAZING album!
I've shared this blog/ album before, but it's once again streaming into my ears.
And I feel oh so compelled to introduce it to any newcomers

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Two Requested Re-ups !!

Afro Funk
Body Music
1973


Bobby Bryant
Earth Dance
1969


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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Trippin" With Cal Green !!

Cal Green
1969
He only released three full albums,
having large gaps in between each release.
This is the earliest of them

Two Unique 7" Releases !!

James Spaulding
Uhuru Sasa/ Give It Up
1970


Joe Frazier
Knock Out Drop/ Gonna Spend My Life
1969

Friday, January 6, 2017

Harold Alexander !!

Sunshine Man-Are You Ready?-Raw Root
1971-1972-1974
three ferocious albums to enjoy ...



O Poeta Do Povo !!

Joao Do Vale
1965
I ran across a vinyl reissue with a CD
Here it is ...