Tuesday, June 3, 2008

michel sardaby - gail (1974)

Caribbean-born French pianist Michel Sardaby released this in 1974 - there's three or four dreamy rhodes tracks and a few piano trio numbers. I particularly like Richard Davis' bass playing on this. "Welcome New Warmth" has been on a few compilations before.

Sardaby was born in Fort de France, Martinique in the French West Indies in 1935. Surrounded constantly by music in his dad's brasserie, he bacame a child prodigy on the piano. he went on to study art at the Boulle School in Paris before deciding to concentrate on a career as a jazz pianist. Throughout the 60s, he played piano with blues musicians like Sonny Boy Williamson and T-Bone Walker, at the same time beginning to release more jazz-focused solo albums.

I have no idea who "Gail" was/is, but i'm sure she can't have been too happy when he released an album called "Karen" in 2003 ...


01. Gail
02. Spindrift
03. Ten Kisses Short As One
04. Welcome New Warmth
05. Help Me Belong Here
06. Song For My Children
07. One Long As Twenty
08. Sambando Nas Ondas


Michel Sardaby (rhodes, acoustic piano)
Richard Davis (bass)
Billy Hart (drums)
Leopoldo F.Fleming (percussion)


Simon666 said...

btw this is a vinyl rip that I found on a file-sharing program many years ago - it's 128k, but surprisingly good quality for that, pretty good on the frequency range.

James said...

awesome! looking forward to hearing this one. cheers.

Maro said...

As promise...
Thanks a lot Simon666 !


Reza said...

must have read my mind have just been searching for sardaby

fritz the cat said...

Thanks for this.

I had high expectations after hearing "Welcome New Warmth" (which you can find at better quality in the rips of the compilation Bilongo). In fact it is a run of the mill straight piano jazz album. Good job I didn't pay for this ;-)

Michael Can't Sleep said...

Right on, man. I'm not familiar with him.
Looking forward to it.

Fd said...

Great stuff, thanks Simon.
All your hard work is greatly appreciated


BallforceOne said...

Another dope album. Thank you for this

Simon666 said...

.. and thanks for the comments guys

AmBrOsE said...

Welcome new warmth is a gr8 track, i have the orig album i cud rip if anyone needs a higher res copy of it.
thanx for the upload simon

Simon666 said...

Thanks Ambrose, it'd be great if you could upload a better rip and post it here :)

Jur said...

This album is a true gem. Thanks for sharing it with us. Besides "Welcome new warmth" I also very much liked "Gail" and "Help me belong here".

As much as I appreciated this album, in this genre "MARCO DI MARCO TRIO AT THE LIVING ROOM" is even better. See: http://orgyinrhythm.blogspot.com/2008/06/marco-di-marco-trio-at-living-room.html


Simon666 said...

Hi Jur -
yes, I grabbed the Marco Di Marco one one too - great album .

cboogie said...

Thank you for this album and the others as well...I really enjoy your site!!!

AmBrOsE said...

OK simon i will rip a new copy soon as n link it here.

alex said...

fantastic stuff here simon!
reza has the other gem!

thebeathunters said...

been wondering if i'd ever hear that had-to-find record, considered by many keyboard players as a masterpiece
thanks for sharing

Hanimex 3000 said...

this one has been recommended by Kon & Amir I guess

mr.gone said...

Thanks. I've only got one Sardaby track on a Soul Jazz Records compilation, so it's great to discover more of his material.


Anonymous said...

Just fantastic. Thanks for sharing it.

Música para Gatos said...

Wonderfull record my friend,

I have another Sardaby record also difficult to find. His name is Intense Moment, very good.

If you want to have a copy of it just let me know.

Thanks for your work,

Gildas said...

Dear all,

You can buy almost all Sardaby's for less than 20 euros each

Please BUY his LPz. It's beautiful music; sometimes less fusion, sometimes not my taste. But this artist is alive and need our recognition

GIVE HIM YOUR MONEY - Don't STEAL The MAn! This is not fair.

Plus there is this compilation by his daughter called "The Art of Michel Sardaby" recently distributed, in France only I think (see link of article in french - Use translated page if interested : http://blogdechoc.over-blog.com/article-l-art-de-michel-sardaby-97875958.html )

Mr Sardaby has health problem so this album is for him / to him, auto-produced by his daughter Patricia

Intense moment is here http://musique.fnac.com/a718813/Michel-Sardaby-Intense-moment-CD-album

Merci pour l'Art
Qui a besoin de lard
Votre surplus de gras
Peut nourir un Degas
Ou plutôt un Glasper (Robert)
Une Meshell, un Prince,
Une Erykah, un Herbie,
Un Eric (Legnini), Un autre Erik,
Un Bilal (Oliver),
Un Ambrose, Un José (James),
Une Georgia A M,
Un Christian (Scott),
Un Roy (Hargrove, Ayers, ...)
They are Alive

Like Grant Green used to say,
Like The Roots used to sing,
Like Barry White used to croone,
Like Ursula Rucker used to shout,

Don't shoot them.

Franco said...

Can't believe I'm just getting this but cant find it on my hard drive.....Thanks Si'...Presume this was someone cloning your Blog?


Simon666 said...

Thanks Franco. That blog is bizarre - why bother? :)