This is the live recording of Intergalactic Gary playing at the Hipodrome 5 Years Anniversary party, in the main room at Club Control, Bucharest, last month. It was a crazy night in one of Bucharest’s most effervescent clubs. You can hear this also on the recording, 2-3 glitches when people were literally jumping and pushing the DJ table and skipping the record or touching the recorder :)
The Greg Foat Group are currently the resident band at the Playboy Club, located in Mayfair, London. Earlier this year a couple of nights were recorded for Jazzman, and the results are here for all to enjoy. Recorded live and direct onto 1” analogue tape the album captures the energy and atmosphere of the group at their regular gig. Awash with library-esque soundtrack-themed jazz grooves with a modal edge, jazz has never been so much fun! This is the 3rd album by the Greg Foat Group on Jazzman, and is the first album to be recorded live at the Playboy Club for over 40 years.
The group is composed of the key members of the Finnish funk powerhouse The Soul Investigators, who have previously backed worldwide success stories for artists such as Nicole Willis and the vocal duo Myron & E. This is an instrumental pressing of the “Lost Soul” album, which High Society Brothers did with New Orleans Soul Legend Willie West.
Born and raised in Louisiana, Willie West made his first recording already in the year 1959. While being backed by The Meters, he also had one release on Warner Brothers in the mid 1970′s, plus numerous singles produced by Allen Toussaint. Even though he was noticed locally and in the circles of soul music aficionados with minor hits such as ”Did You Have Fun” in 1960, Willie never managed to break to national success. During the past years, he has lived in Minnesota and kept himself busy in music. Lost Soul might be just the thing that finally gives him wider recognition. Lost Soul continues on the moody path laid by the 7” single recordings West has done with The High Society Brothers band from the year 2009. The group is composed of the key members of the Finnish funk powerhouse The Soul Investigators, who have previously backed worldwide success stories for artists such as Nicole Willis and the vocal duo Myron & E.
First release of a previously unknown album from the personal archives of ”clarinet bird” Rolf Khn, recorded 1962 in Hamburg. Outstanding modern jazz and hard bop session featuring Klaus Doldinger (ts), Ingfried Hoffmann (org/ p), Cees See (d) and Herman Schoonderwalt (b), with plenty of tunes made famous by Horace Silver (”Sister Sadie”), Charlie Parker (”Au Privave”), Miles Davis (”Solar”) or Thelonious Monk (”Bemsha Swing”) – all arranged by Khn. Comes as limited vinyl LP commemorating the 85th birthday of Rolf Khn, carefully mastered in 2014, with unreleased photos and new sleeve notes written by Khn’s biographer Maxi Sickert.