Archive | mars, 2012

stuart baker via son label de réédition UNIVERSAL SOUND poursuit son travail d’exhumation de galette spiritual jazz

31 Mar


1. The Lope Song
2. All But Blind
3. Shamading
4. Hill Where The Lord Hides
5. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
6. Watergate Blues

Eddie Russ’s debut album Fresh Out was recorded in Detroit in 1974. The album featured the group The Mixed Bag, which Russ put together in 1972 from members of the local Detroit jazz community, where he had made his base. Fresh Out, originally released on the independent Jazz Masters label, also later became the debut release for Soul Jazz Records when they released the album in 1992 (20 years ago!).

Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are now reissuing this classic dance jazz album digitally remastered and cased in bespoke original artwork exact reproduction on hardboard Jap-style box case CD and a very limited (1000 worldwide) heavyweight US-made heavy board and 180 gram vinyl edition

In his long and distinguished career, the legendary Pittsburgh-born keyboardist Russ played with a stunning array of legendary jazz musicians that included Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Roland Kirk, Sonny Stitt, Sarah Vaughan, Hank Mobley, Cal Tjader, among many others.

Eddie Russ and The Mixed Bag released two more seminal classic jazz-funk albums in the mid-70s (‘See The Light’ and ‘Take A Look at Yourself’). The Mixed Bag released it’s own album (with Russ appearing under the alias Gaff Dunson!) on Wendell Harrison, Phil Ranelin and Marcus Belgrave’s collective Tribe label and members of this group also recorded for Kenny Cox and Charles Moore’s similarly styled Strata label – the two main independent record labels in Detroit during the 1970s.(source UNIVERSAL SOUND)


Demdike Stare live at the Golden Pudel Club au choix en cd ou un mix et pour écouter tout cela, il suffit de cliquer sur le lien sous la photo, bonne écoute

31 Mar

le label us de Portland Mississippi records me subjugue,voici encore une superbe compilation a paraître

31 Mar

Compilation of Anatolian & Levantine 78’s recorded between 1928 & 1952. From the regions now known as Turkey, Syria, Lebanon & Egypt. Beautiful classical solo improvisations, folk songs & ensemble rockers — all never reissued before on LP. Compiled by Ian Nagoski. Extensive liner notes featuring a meditation on the supposed site of the Garden of Eden, details on the artists & photos. A co-release with Canary records.

Every Nigger Is A Star

31 Mar

A young man with an old soul, Willis Earl Beal has little place in 2012. He isn’t one for travelling without moving, social media exchanges an alien concept; his stories are born from first-hand encounters spread across the United States. From New Mexico to Chicago, his journeying is the genesis of this debut set – and somewhere along the way, Mos Def got in touch proposing a film based on Beal’s life to date. His dramas are small but universal: the flush of love at first sight, and the pain of unrequited affections; the drag of minimum-wage drudgery. And everything is styled by the lo-fi feel of recording into cheap karaoke machines.
Acousmatic Sorcery possesses an offbeat magic, its hold on the listener tight but its rattle archaic. Beal hasn’t sold himself at the crossroads – he’s spied the dusty remains of those who’ve failed to broker deals with higher powers and pressed ahead alone. So this set emerges rough-edged, ill-fitting, barely a whisper compared to the modern studio majority; yet it resonates with such feeling that its contents are irresistible. Its beat-poet blues at times recall Robert Johnson as remoulded by the mindset of Saul Williams: listen to the wandering Cosmic Queries, the chain-gang clank of Swing on Low, and the trail from Mississippi blues to Brooklyn beats is brightly illuminated. Ghost Robot is boombox punk referencing Bob Dylan, while Evening’s Kiss – a lovelorn tale of being smitten by a waitress – is barely there at all, weighed from wafting into the ether only by a heavily plucked acoustic. Its analysis of self-doubt echoes across generations, even if the end product is as ‘modern pop’ as a Howlin’ Wolf anthology.
That said, the whoop and holler of bluesmen past is largely absent across these 11 cuts, even if the unpolished atmospheres are evocative of (just-)post-WWII recordings; Beal typically delivers his songs in hushed tones, raucousness the exception. What is present is that instant-click connection between artist and audience that only comes with the most naked of performances – Monotony is one such riveting recital, sketchy yet complete – and Beal’s commitment to documenting the minutiae alongside the meaningful in comparable detail ensures that even-handedness permeates the entire set. He’s laid himself bare, and in doing so has created a home of sorts after a wandering-soul existence: this is his discomfort zone, but well worth paying a visit to (source BBC)

2)Take Me Away
3)Cosmic Queries
4)Evening’s Kiss
5)Sambo Joe From the Rainbow
6)Ghost Robot
7)Swing on Low
9)Bright Copper Noon
10)Away My Silent Lover
11)Angel C

SAMY BEN REDJEB D’ANALOG AFRICA est à mes yeux le seul capable en Europe de tenir la dragée haute en matière de réédition afro aux labels d’Albion soundway ou strut etc,qui dans l’ensemble se taille la part du lion

30 Mar

Analog Africa retourne au Bénin – un voyage qui a commencé avec la compilation African Scream Contest en 2009 – cette fois à Parakou dans la partie Nord-Est, pour vous apporter le Super Borgou de Parakou et le Bariba Sound. Mélangeant folklore Bariba et Dendi, mélodies aux influences Islamiques le tout fusionné avec Soul, Pachanga, breakbeats, Rumba et Afro-Beat, le son du Super Borgou est unique, pénétrant et rugueux, brouillant la ligne entre les rythmes d’antan du village défunt et les grooves modernes incrustés à la ville avant-gardiste contemporaine.(source differ ant)


1)Gandigui (Bariba Soul)
2)Wegne’Nda M’Banza (Bariba Soul)
3)Me Ton Le Gbe (Pachanga Fon)
4)Abakpé (Afro-Beat Bariba)
5)Guessi-Guéré-Guessi (Pop Bariba)
6)Sembe Sembe Boudou (Folklore Dendi)
7)A Na Gan Garo Ka Nam (Afro-Beat Bariba)
8)Bori Yo Se Mon Baani (Pachanga Dendi)
9)Aske (Folklore Dendi)
10)Ko Guere (Folklore Bariba)
11)Abere Klouklou (Cavacha Dendi)
12)Hanoubiangabou (Soul Dendi)
13)Dadon Gabou Yo Sa Be No.2 (Afro-Beat Dendi)
14)Bininhounnin (Boucher Dendi)
15)Adiza Claire (Cavacha Bariba)

You might be familiar with Analog Africa by now. Frankfurt-based Samy Ben Redjeb founded the award-winning label to release the treasures unearthed on crate-digging trips around Africa – excavations that have already made us hip to old and hitherto unheard-of (in the UK, at least) bands such as Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou and The Green Arrows. It’s a diverse canon, for sure, but there is a theme to grapple with: the majority of Analog Africa reissues are from West Africa, where its 60s and 70s bands were exposed to and inspired by imported funk and soul records alongside their own home-grown traditions. The Bariba Sound is the latest instalment in this on-going anthology.
The new (11th) Analog Africa album release is another report from West Africa’s 70s Islamic Funk Belt, a recently anointed area that includes Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso and Benin, from where this disc’s stars Le Super Borgou de Parakou originate. Extensive sleeve-notes tell us the band began as a covers outfit, performing Congolese Rumba hits. But eventually, just like musical visionaries all over the world who rediscover indigenous, home-grown musical tradition and project it into the future by drawing in other sounds, Le Super Borgou turned their attention to the musical past of their Bariba and Dendi people. At the same time they were listening to the imported records that bandleader Moussa Mama’s dad brought them.
The results collected here are, at times, like heavy, inner-city funk songs powered by claustrophobic breakbeats, stalking bass lines, and wiggy guitars and keyboards distorted and wah-wahed into agreeably tinny weirdness by wholly unsuitable amps. Le Super Borgou de Parakou appeared on Analog Africa’s third release, African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds from Benin & Togo, but here they enjoy a full-hour’s playing time. A good thing, too, because these propulsive, groovy tracks need time to percolate and allow the near-transcendental repetition favoured by West African, Saharan and Islamic bands to hypnotise fully. The traditional harmonies and melodies, meanwhile, are as flowery and psychedelic as anything by Brazil’s Tropicalia bands.
If there’s even a slim chance of discovering another old band as potently joyful as this lot then we have one instruction for Analog Africa: back to the Islamic Funk Belt!(source BBC)

Pierre Schaeffer Le Trièdre fertile une belle réédition en vinyle du sous label récollection GRM une Excroissance des EDITIONS MEGO

29 Mar


1.1. Plutôt Dynamique (Étude Banale) (03:29)
1.2. Plutôt Harmonique (04:25)
1.3. Plutôt Mélodique (06:53)
1.4. Moins Banal (Interlude, Ou Impromptu) (03:23)
2.1. Toccata et Fugue (04:50)
2.2. Baroque (Second Interlude) (03:58)
2.3. Strette (08:03)
Recollection GRM is one more label within the Editions Mego family of labels. Its aim is to make available on vinyl works from the vast archives of Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM). Being released in batches of 2 every 3 months, it will present both known and lesser known works. All releases will be recut at Dubplates & Mastering and be packaged in new artwork by Stephen O’Malley, featuring bi-lingual (French/English) texts. Some of these pioneering works have been out of print in this format for over 30 years, and would be a valuable addition to any serious collection of electronic music.

le Brésil est une pépinière quasi inépuisable de talent,en provenance de São Paulo voici Guilherme Mendonça aka Guizado

29 Mar

Gerald Short grand exhumateur de JAZZMAN RECORDS déterre des catacombes de la great black music encore un cadavre exquis spiritual jazz

28 Mar

Azanyah communicates in a language that harks back to the great message bearers of an earlier time: the musical language of Coltrane, Pharaoh and their fellow travellers, musicians who had journeyed deep into the wellsprings of the African-American and African traditions, and returned with complex, burnished artifacts that spoke of the highest truths with incandescent urgency. Its musical message underpinned by the deep pulse of the eponymous Mamaniji Azanyah’s bass, The One is a document that seems somehow out of time: it comes as a surprise that this album was recorded in the ‘80s, although The One is not a nostalgic throwback to the revolutionary period couple of decades earlier. Rather, it is part of a long continuum of committed visionary sound, drawing strength from the same sources that inspired its forebears, and walking on the same paths toward enlightenment. Raw, earthy, deep jazz – Spiritual Jazz at its finest! (source jazzman records)


1 The One
2 Let God Come First
3 In the Beauty of Holiness
4 Praise
5 Guiding Light
6 I Will Surely Come Again

L’oreille aiguisée volume 20

27 Mar

(Tom James Scott – Crystal. 12″LP)

j’ai perdu le nord

27 Mar