Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Doctor L - It's Bad, so bad

Back in 97, I 've worked in a record shop and I discovered the debut solo carrer of this talented french producer who originally did beats on the first Assassin album.

The combination of samples sounds terrific on this track, this Ep from my private collec' comes with a clear vynil.


Doctor L - It's bad, so bad

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Stolen moments

I went to Ahmad Jamal's quartet gig yesterday night... great show, great pianist, one of my "still alive" favorite.

Back home I couldn't help to share with you this classic tune from his acoustic piano period . This track is called "stolen moments" and came on the awakening album released 1970. It features Jamil Nasser on bass and Frank Gant on drums. It's originally written by Oliver Nelson and also appears on the album of Blues and the abstract Truth which is more orchestred than Jamal's trio. Both were signed on Impulse records

Ahmad Jamal - Stolen Moments

Blues and the abstract truth
- Stolen Moments

So what's your favorite?.........

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Atomic - prayer

Hi folks, been busy these last two weeks...

I brought to you a killer track from a scandinavian modern jazz band called Atomic...don't miss it fellaz...
Back in 2002, I've worked for this jazz Festival in Scotland. I remember to have in my hands this promo EP from a band that became in my opinion, one of the most exciting and creative group of the modern jazz scene.

Five musicians from Norway and Sweden doing their thing and doing it really great. Influences? Probably Coltrane and Don Cherry, the Free Jazz and the Blue note grooves of the 60's. Structure and rhythm lead by super double bassist Ingebrigt Flaten, Paul Nilssen-Love on drums and Havard Wiik on piano, remains as a solid foundation for free improvisation or expression for the Stockholm Front line of trumpeter Magnus Bro and saxophonist Fredrik Ljungkvist.

The track "prayer" appears in this promo Ep and was written by Ingebrigt Flaten who's now doing his solo career. I still look forward to seeing Atomic back on the europeean scenes. Check their website here

Atomic - Prayer