Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Stanley Cowell - "New World" (1981)



Hello everyone, I'm back after four months, and hope you'll all still come and visit here.

Stanley Cowell's "New World" - recorded in 1978, and released three years later - represents something of a transitional album for the pianist who co-founded the Strata-East record label with Charles Tolliver.

Cowell's instrumentation had always been about finding the right combination of instruments to create the right textures for particular compositions, whether his own or others. From the moment he burst out in 1969 with "Blues For The Viet Cong" (aka "Travelling Man") and then "Brilliant Circles" , he would embroider a piano trio base with a range of instruments - brass, winds, voices, vibes, strings - to find the instrumental palette to realise each musical vision; the roles of each instrument freely changing between lead and support; the tonalities veering between modal and the avant-garde as suited.

"Brilliant Circles", in particular, reflects the range of influences the pre-solo career Cowell had picked up as a sideman on various albums by Marion Brown, Max Roach and Bobby Hutcherson.

Cowell himself would move between (mainly) acoustic piano, rhodes and sometimes the african kalimba (or "thumb piano"). Some tracks featuring his kalimba have been heavily sampled over the years, notably several of his recordings of his track "Travelling Man" as well as "Smilin' Billy Suite" from the Heath Brothers' "Marchin' On" (1976)

Throughout the 1970s, Cowell would move back and forth between more intimate, piano-led sessions like the beautiful "Illusion Suite" (1972); the solo piano album "Musa Ancestral Streams" (1973) and the electric-acoustic solo album "Waiting for the Moment" (1977); and at other times would venture once again into larger instrumental electric/acoustic groupings on albums like "Regeneration" (1975) and the commercial RnB/jazz album "Talkin About Love" (1977).

In November 1978, Cowell indulged both sides of his musical personality by recording two albums. In the last few days of that month he recorded "Equipoise", a great trio album with Cecil McBee and Roy Haynes; but earlier in the month he recorded a larger group work, "New World" which I'm presenting today.

"Come Sunday" opens with solo piano, before church bells herald the entrance of a full vocal section ( Judy Lacey, Linda Mandolph, Robert Mandolph). Kenneth Nash's percussion enhances the trio of Cowell, bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Roy Haynes; with Nate Rubin and Terry Adam's strings enhancing the melodic lines of Cowell's piano.

The gospel-flavoured "Ask Him" features Cowell on both rhodes and piano, with the vocal chorus alternating words and chord backing, and Headhunters Eddie Henderson and Julian Priester contributing brass.

From gospel we move to calypso in the album's dud track, "Island of Haitoo", which not even Cowell's kalimba can save from a fate of bad-travelogue-library resort music. It really needs a video of a cartoon sun going up and down on a blue cellophane ocean .... hmmm move on ...

Up next is a new version of "Trying to Find a Way", first recorded by Cowell on "Regeneration" - he's commonly revisited the same songs across various albums, placing them in new configurations and styles. It's a fairly exuberant version, with the trio backed by full vocal chorus and strings, and features a bass solo by McBee. I do miss Cowell's synth and the vocals by Charles Fowkles and Glenda Barnes from the original, but it's still a good version - almost Steve Reich-ish in the vocal arrangements.

"El Space O" is the standout track, with Priester's growling trombone locking in with McBee's bass to create a platform for Cowell's extraordinary rhodes and prepared piano work, with a subtle wah-wah allowing the keyboards to wind in and out of answering melodies provided by Priester and Henderson. The brass build up in modal chords behind a honking sax solo by Pat Patrick, before embarking on Mwandishi-like wails that lead back to the main melody. A great piece.

The album finishes with the solo piano track "Sienna : Welcome to this New World", and reminds me that I can happily listen to Cowell play the piano anywhere, any time and in any context. "New World" was the last time that Cowell would work with such a broad ensemble of musicians - after this most of his work would focus on the piano.

Hope you enjoy this album, bring on the comments so I know it's worth getting this blogging thing going again :)

TRACKLIST
--> 01. 'Come Sunday' - 8:39 (Duke Ellington)
02. 'Ask Him' - 4:46 (Cowell-McBee)
03. 'Island Of Haitoo' - 4:14 (Cowell-Scott)
04. 'I'm Trying To Find A Way' - 7:27 (Cowell-McLaughlin)
05. 'El Space-O' - 8:20 (Cowell-McBee-Haynes)
06. 'Sienna: Welcome To This New World' - 2:43 (Stanley Cowell)

MUSICIANS
--> Piano, electric piano, prepared pianos, kalimba, hammond organ, orchestra chimes, occasional backing vocals - Stanley Cowell
Bass - Cecil McBee Drums - Roy Haynes Percussion - Kenneth Nash Alto, Tenor and Bass Trombones - Julian Priester Trumpet, Electric Trumpet, Flugelhorn - Eddie Henderson Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone - Pat Patrick Cello - Terry Adams Violin - Nate Rubin Vocals - Judy Lacey , Linda Mandolph , Robert Mandolph
PRODUCTION DETAILS

Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, November 1978
Arranged and Conducted by Stanley Cowell
Producer
- Ed Michel Engineer - Baker Bigsby
Assistant - Wally Buck
Mastering - George Horn
Art Direction and Design - Phil Carroll
Photography - Phil Bray
POST CREDITS

Other albums linked to in this post are at Orgy In Rhythm, Musica en Enspiral, Strata-East Fan Club, El Goog Ja, Pharoah's Dance, Nothing Is V2.0, The Changing Same, My Jazz World, Muzikholic.
Please thank these folks if you visit them and download - your "thankyou" makes bloggers realise that people are there, and then they post more ...

147 comments:

Anonymous said...

tanks!

ish said...

Hey Simon, welcome back! I've slowed down posting at my own blog so I now what thats like...so many great new blogs around; but your write-ups and research are unmatched.

Anyway, I don't know this album...though it sounds right up my alley. Not sure how I missed it.

Downloading now. Do you know the original version of Come Sunday by Duke Ellington with Mahalia Jackson? I'm not actually a big Ellington fan but it's a quite remarkable recording.

Reza said...

Once every four months, just not good enough lol
Nice post though cheers Simon

Anonymous said...

thank you for this great share.

tommybejones

Quimsy said...

many thx Simon - also one I don't have

Chris said...

I definitely dig your site and look forward to new postings. I found this place by searching for '70s Ahmad Jamal recordings and I've stuck around since.

Sergej said...

Welcome Back.

Anonymous said...

Thank you and welcome back...

matthew said...

Welcome back! Thank you for sharing such great knowledge and music. A whole article linking Stanley Cowells work. Amazing.

Simon666 said...

thanks guys :)

LYSERGICFUNK said...

Many Thanks for This Post and...............Welcome Back !!!

Guido/LF

taro nombei said...

good to see you back in action simon doing what you do best (no I'm not talking about photoshopping crap covers lol).
looking forward to discovering this cowell which is all new to me.
cheers!

malkire said...

It's been a minute Simon. I have missed you. This looks like another bomb with the lineup.

malkire said...

It's been a long minute Simon.
Good to see that your still alive and kickin. This looks like another bomb with the lineup.

Anonymous said...

I've never heard this one and this looks pretty interesting. Thank you.

cheeba said...

Good to see some more scribbling from you Simon. Always enjoy the read and the research regardless of the music.

I've had Brilliant Circles for ages but never picked up any other Cowells so am appreciating this crash course on his catalogue. "El Space O" is my pick for stand out track here as well.

Thanks as always for sharing your knowledge and the goods!

Jazzjet said...

Great to see you back. Really appreciate your in-depth write ups.

Anonymous said...

Great you're back Simon!

your blog is a fine education in good music. incredible how much love and commitment you put in. Thank you very much for all the cool sounds and knowledge

Anonymous said...

hey glad your back here!
keep doing what your doing
it is so enjoyable to listen to the not well known guys.
Peter Helzenghl;kh is still killin' me ;)

peace
PAscal

Wallofsound said...

Glad to hang around for this, Simon. Many thanks.

JazzSchmazz said...

that's a serious line-up right there.

welcome back!

saul said...

Cheers Simon ... love Stanley Cowell's stuff, but don't know this one. Looking forward to it. Cheers

Saul
saulwalker.blogspot.com

JTF said...

Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Many thanks!

Dante

E-mile said...

HA, Simon, good to see you're back in action on your amazing blog...
New to me too, so I am curious 'bout this Cowell! as always extensive writing which was a pleasure to read. Chapeau!
Hope your stay away from blogging was all for GOOD reasons and hope all's well at your end!!!
peace, E-mile

Simon666 said...

Wow, something like a 1:3 comment:download ratio, must be a new blogland record :) Thanks guys!
Ish - don't know that Ellington track, but will track down on your recommendation ...

ish said...

Here, Simon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYQhTrpVmMo

It's off of Black Brown & Beige. It's not rare...undoubtedly in blogland.

8mmbolex said...

absolutely great post!

Simon666 said...

Thanks Ish, beautiful track :)

il angelo said...

What a great return, Simon, what a great return, oh my

Sun Zoo said...

my man.........this is crack for the eardrums. thank u as always.

klf said...

Great to see you back! Now if someone could tell me where Rosa Dartle went, all would be good.

el goog said...

復帰おめでとう、サイモン!
Great comebacks, Mr Simon
And thanks for this, I saw it last weekend LOL

verge said...

Thanks for this! There's a dope Cella Dwellas' sample on that first excerpt.
I knew I heard it before. Gonna have to dig up my Cowell records now. Thanks again!

verge said...

Simon, for the MP3 download, the track 6"Sienna" is not there.
Unless it's just me.
Thanks again, though!

Djalma said...

Welcome back my brother! Amazing post as always, that El Space-O track is off the hook! Peace...

Little Tony Negri said...

Welcome back Simon!!! Thanks!

Arkadin said...

Seems like you worried without reason, mate ;) Already 33 comments - I'm a bit jealous but you deserve them. Thanks for the unknown (to me) album and the excellent (as always) write-up. Good to have you back on the posting front! :)

valdez in the country said...

Beautiful! Welcome back.

Simon666 said...

(Thanks again for all the comments, guys)

Verge -
Just downloaded the MP3 version myself to check, and Tr.6 "Sienna" is definitely there ....

mpx said...

thanks!!

mj said...

thanks and welcome back!

vesper said...

41 comments!! That's a hell of a return, Simon :) Just had a listen to the excerpts, and it seems huge... Downloading it right away!! thanks to you

verge said...

Simon, I'm sorry, first of all, welcome back!! Missed the in depth write ups and crediting on the blog.
Not to mention the great uploads!

I don't know what happened with the file I downloaded. All tracks are fine, except 6 just looks like a blank file, was 0bytes.
I just downloaded it again and the same thing happened.

No worries, though, it has to be my computer. I will just download the WAV and convert it. Thanks again!

Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

thank you Simon,
I am enjoying audio samples...
waiting for finished full download.


thanks again!

corvimax said...

happy to see a stanley cowell that i dont know, good come back, thank you

Anonymous said...

Simon is back!!!
YESSSSSSSSSSS
thank you

dputydwg said...

many thanks

g.raf said...

So good to have you back Simon.
I have been missing your super in depth posts.
Many thanks for the Stanley Cowell,a great one to return with!

Anonymous said...

Glad you're back!! Thank you for this post! Never heard of this one...

thundergiant007 said...

thanks for this man, my life would be totally different if it wasnt for these amazing jazz blogs. big ups to making a difference

katonah said...

51 comments !! took me 5 minutes to scroll down to the blank box.

Welcome back, you we're surely missed. Space-o track knocked me sideways from the new thing comp, killer ...

Slidewell said...

This one is mondo freaky-deaky!! Some way cool stuff, but some over-the-top moments as well, sometimes venturing in loungey territory. I suspect repeated listenings will reveal even more groovy weirdness. Thanks for this one, man.

Simon666 said...

Thanks guys.

Verge and others who had trouble with Track 6 : "Sienna / Welcome to this New World" : I suspect it's the "/" in the file name that has caused some problems.

So, here's the track renamed, let me know if this works OK :

http://www.mediafire.com/?wnot2y0y0zg

verge said...

Yeah, this works fine, now.
Thanks, Simon, you didn't have to go out of your way to do that.
Thanks again and I may need to ask for another external hd for X Mas, now that this blog is back in effect. ;)
Word.

ish said...

Hey Simon, I think it's that there's a colon in the song name. I was able to go into the RAR archive before I unzipped it and change the colon to a dash and it unzipped fine.

The file is fine, just the name is causing a problem.

makuma said...

Thank you so much Simon! It's awesome to see you are back.. Just yesterday I was listening to Doug Hammond playing Kalimba and singing:

Here's the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-CnGxhntDg

Hope you enjoy it :)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see the problem was solved with track 6 but the BIGGER problem is you can't delete that file from your computer. Got a fix for that?????????????????

anyathar said...

thanks very much, always up for a Stanley Cowell lp i haven't heard!

JR said...

Hi, glad to hear from you again and thanks for the nice album,
JR

Dave Heasman said...

I've never heard a bad Stanley Cowell performance. Thanks

Dave Heasman said...

I'm not "anyathar" I'm Dave Heasman. And I can't delete or alter the MP3 file either. The final track didn't unpack. Oh Boy.

THE SCENERY WITHIN said...

Wasn't expecting this to sound so good.

Thank you.

Igor said...

Ups! What a crowd is here!
Welcome back Simon and thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

welcome back, missed this beautiful taste in music!

E-mile said...

for all the folks who have trouble deleting that malicious track 6: download Unlocker, a free piece of software, it will work fine!
http://download.cnet.com/Unlocker/3000-2248_4-10493998.html
peace, E-mile

tubeworms said...

Thanks for this, and good to have you back!!

the doc said...

very nice & welcome back!

verge said...

@E-Mile: I downloaded that program and I see the icon when I right click a file and it seems to act like it's doing something when I click it. But when I try to delete that file, it still won't delete.

I'm sorry for clogging your comment section with all of this, Simon.

alphabet said...

Welcome back! I was beginning to think you had forgotten about us ;-) anyway thanks a lot!!! Cant wait to hear the entire album.


P.S. El Space-O is BONKERS!!!

rkipp said...

Glad that you're back posting, and great informative post for Stanley Cowell!

EtN said...

Thx for this one ! Strata East spirit still with us ; )
Could you please add my blog on yours (Blogwatch) ???

All the best,
See U,
EtN

Anonymous said...

thanks

Anonymous said...

Hey E-mile, that program only works with Windows XP and Windows
2000.

Anonymous said...

You were missed! Another great post thanks!

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Great post - What a comeback!
I check your blog at least once a week. Happy to find new stuff today!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Simon. Good to see you back!

Satchelmouth said...

Thanks. Don't ever goooo!

Miles said...

simon...

i've always held the knack for arriving late. 79 people have already expressed their delight with your return. let me just add that it's nice to see you back in action sharing your outstanding taste in jazz. hope all is well.

fritz the cat said...

yes, great to have you back and thanks for the lovely album

Simon666 said...

Thanks Fritz, Miles and everyone else for the huge welcome back :) Hmmm better get another post together!

troods said...

Wow, missed ya Simon. And thanks for the post. I'm not familiar with this name, so I'm ready to listen.

paros said...

hello simon.. i have a question for you and would like your help to explain something.i saw that you d/l this from http://jazzallthat.blogspot.com/2009/10/roy-ayers-ubiquity-1970.html could you please tell me what to do to open the 2 files iv tried everything i know but nothing happens..thank you and keep up your great work here..please no need to publish this.

Simon666 said...

hi paros -
those are 7z (7-zip) files. I'm on a mac and I usually unpack those by dropping them onto Stuffit Expander.

Can't remember - it's been a while since I downloaded that - but maybe you have to take the .001 and the .002 off the file names before unpacking them ...

Jur said...

What a way to come back! This is truly a magnificent album. I even like, to use your words, the album's dud track "Island of Haitoo". Makes me smile. Nothing wrong with that.

Many thanks!

musicposts said...

for that pesky file that wont go away -

open dos window (start>accessories>command prompt)

go to directory on windows desktop where the offending file is - grab the icon for the file

drag file from your windows desktop to dos window - dos window should now show the file path for the offending file

insert del command in front of this file path

delete

i did this a couple weeks ago, so it may not be exactly as posted, but pretty close. as long as you don't monkey around w any other files other than the one that won't delete, you should be ok

Anonymous said...

Simon glad you are back.

Funky Skynet said...

Thank you, i discovered Stanley Cowell in the Marion Brown's album "Vista". I like his style !

Guillermo said...

Thank you so much for this great blog!!

Axe said...

Merry Christmas From AXE FM. Thanks for all the good music and be sure to catch the AXE FM Christmas Show over on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Hey Musicpost, tried your instructions and still can not delete file. This is really get to be a problem

Mr.Hughes said...

Merry Xmas. Thanks for the new post, and for everything else here - your compilations are a treasure trove. Much appreciated. Gareth

Tru$tfund Ty said...

applaud this man!
this is heavy stuff; i missed this blog

Anonymous said...

thanx

E-mile said...

to Paros, (never mind me getting no invite [:-)
for those files you should try:
hjsplit, just try this program:
http://hjsplit.en.softonic.com/
and your problems will be solved...

Anonymous said...

I hate to say this but I'm really
PISSED OFF that I can't remove this file from my computer. This has been a problem since I download this shit and now it's a problem. I have Windows 7 and this shit will not delete. You should be more careful when you post shit
so that you don't fuck up peoples computer.

Simon666 said...

Dear anonymous -

I feel so bad that I left the slash that was already in the file name when i uploaded this album.

After all that you have done for me and for the rest of humanity , it was selfish of me to not look more closely at the file name and realise that some poor, anonymous, technically-useless asshole was going to have his life ruined by being unable to remove a 3mb file from his computer!

I feel like I've made the world a worse place by even bothering to upload this bad file in the first place.

So I am sorry, Deeeeeply sorry. Now please fuck off, and don't come back.

corvimax said...

well said simon

verge said...

Yea, Simon's right. Show some appreciation, man.
I have that same file still stuck in
my comp too, but just ignore it.
It's really not that big of a deal.
I would gladly download a hundred more bad files like that if it was
to mean more great downloads from
these guys.
Cool out and ignore it, anonymous.

It's always anonymous, the comments
like these. I know, I get enough of
them at my blog, too.

musicposts said...

ok anon - even though you went overboard on the host, and got deservedly blasted, let's try again (i have windows 7)

1. start menu
2. accessories - command prompt
3. dos window opens
4. open up file you want to delete on your hd (separate window)
5. in dos window - type del on same line as command prompt right after >, then hit space bar to move cursor over one space
6. drag icon for file you want to delete over to dos window - icon will turn into a line of code when you drop it on dos window. make sure it is on same line, and there is a space between the word del and the line of code you dropped in
7. hit enter
8. your file should now be gone
9. close dos command prompt window.

if this does not work there may be corruption on your system elsewhere, and you may have to do a 'clean install' of windows. not as bad as it sounds - i do it from time to time to keep my system running smoothly. it's a bit of hassle to put programs on again, etc, but you get used to it and your computer benefits from a fresh start (like out of the box new)

to the host: thanks as always for sharing your music contributions to the community

and to all, happy holidays

Simon666 said...

Thanks for your support guys, and thanks musicposts for your patient, helpful answer .... I just lose patience with these a-holes who are too stupid to distinguish between online shopping and someone giving them music for free ...

taro nombei said...

all the best in 2010 Simon
cheers

nikos1109 said...

Happy New Decade, Simon.
Do not let them spoil your creativity and devotion.

Anonymous said...

happy new year
this is helping it kick off
sitting back in north bondi - listening to this post - had to unpack the old cowell albums from the garage this afternoon because of it - thanks for posting the nakano sun plaza 1978 herbie recordings too - butterfly has been the track every customer asks about when it comes on.
awesome
dhcc

barsha said...

Welcome back.
Thanks for this post. (and for the others.

mrivs said...

Know a little about Priester and Henderson, but Cowell is a new one on me. Thanks for the introduction!

mytea@om said...

Wow, i've had this vinyl for over 20 year...now moved overseas and most of my records are still back home.So its especially great to be able to hear this lp again...I useed to cane "come sunday" back in the day, although then its used to go over most heads.

Many thanks simon and hopefully you back blogging again soon...can't wait.
have added you to my blogroll.

mytea@om

Anonymous said...

Thank You, Simon

Yotte said...

What a great album. I just picked up Regeneration and have been enjoying that one too. Many thanks!

rem2rigs said...

Thank you! Anything with Pat Patrick is going to be good.. And Stanley well yeah! Thanks again for your taste and effort.

Simon666 said...

Thanks for the comments guys :)
offline life is a little crazy at the moment but hopefully back soon with more ...

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

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Gaxtura said...

thanks a lot!!

Mr. Wone said...

Here you go AGAIN! Now I have been busy on this animation short for months and have purposely stayed away from here so I can not deviate from my responsibilities.

You did it before with Renee Geyer, I went on a two week binge searching for documentaries, videos, reading her story and even wanting to do some type of film about her.

I was quietly sifting through the web while on a self-imposed break and thought "I should pay Simon a visit" Shortly after I see Stanley Cowell and Elvin Jones I quickly follow with "Why did I do that?" lol.

Four months? Great break to take. Now I'm so glad you have returned to re-iterate that there can Never (be) Enough Rhodes for our ears to travel........

Thank you man

Oh, I have some info regarding Save The Children and the company that retains the rights and a few other treats on the BP burner. Stop through.

funk tone said...

thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Simon. I really appreciate all of the great rips and the thoughtful info that you post here. Keep up the good work.
-Jack the Bellboy

Perrata 2000 said...
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the doc said...

nice share!! glad you're back to posting.

Simon666 said...

Hi everyone.
Well, I've got the between-posts lag down to TWO months.

Gil Scott Heron, Live in Glastonbury (1986)

http://neverenoughrhodes.blogspot.com/2010/02/gil-scott-heron-live-at-glastonbury.html

Enjoy.

Art Simon said...

Wow, I've been away for a while and you post a blockbuster. Just great! Thanks!

fred said...

appreciate the hard work you are doin!! thank you very much for this!!

upkerry14 said...

Simon, why do you post WAV files? They are HUGE. You could just as easily convert them to FLAC with no loss in quality and there'd be between 20 and 60 % less to download. With RS and other file hosting services limiting downloads it'd be a better way to go easy on people. Thanks for your efforts and don't be offended. It just makes no sense to upload WAV files. Thanks, B

gogunners said...

Hello!
Thanks for wonderful music!
I'm looking for this song.
Please help me this song ID.
http://www.zshare.net/audio/73954349c3fdb476/
Thanks!

Simon666 said...

Hi gogunners,
No idea on that one sorry ...

gogunners said...

Hi,
Thanks!!!!

GIBSON L5 ( RAZ ) said...

Hello Dear Simon,
it's my first time visiting here and already happy to found this great cowell recording.
thanks for the effort to rip the LP.

glad to be here
Greetings from Israel
Raz

Antoine said...

Great description!
I long to hear this album.
Thanks a lot.

Flabbergast said...

wow, I am not sure how I missed this one. Unfortunately I have trouble with RS where I live because of the way the network traffic is distributed on one huge server for this town of 20,000 that I live in now, but I will keep trying.

Man, your right-ups always put me to shame. I only rant and rave. You actually *know* stuff. :)

Simon666 said...

Ha Flabbergast, I enjoy your "ranting and raving" greatly :)
Thanks for the comments everyone. Lots of relinking for the other albums in the post has just been redone.

Anonymous said...

Thanx a lot, thats a great album! :) Peace, M

winton tostello said...

Perfect choice, serious find there!
A very interesting update of the soulfulness of strata east, with some urban undercurrents...
Diggin' it!

Andrew Irving said...

Simon...

I've got this album on vinyl but no longer have a record player. In short, I've been looking for this on CD for YEARS. So thanks for posting it, I'm really looking forward to hearing it again...

Kosta said...

thanks!! for wav!! and covers scann,,,i still have a cassette of this album i recorded from a friend's vinyl long ago

Anonymous said...

Hey man.. Just discivered Stanley Cowell's New World - Love it! Thanks so much for posting!! x

Anonymous said...

Oh my.... I CANNOT WAIT to dive into this !
What an absolute god-like line-up !
Most anything released that`s remotely connected to Herbie`s fabulous MWANDISHI band is naturally going to be astounding.

THANK YOU , sir.

~V. Dorje

Misodread said...

Thanks so much for this, stunning :)

Andrew Irving said...

Simon: Where are you based? I've got some vinyl but no longer have a record player...so you can have it as a thanks for this blog if you want to collect it. Assorted things, including this album by Cowell and similar stuff...none of it too rare and variable condition but also a few gems. I'm in Manchester (actually NYC this year but back in Manc next month). Drop me a line irving2000@gmail.com

Simon666 said...

Thanks for all the comments, guys.

Andrew:
Thanks for such an incredibly generous offer. However, I'm in Sydney, Australia, so picking it up is not really a good option from this end ....

youneex said...

Hello everyone...

Can of new to these blogs...
Anyone using FLAC format ?
I am digitizing my music in that format and am opened to share
Thx

Anonymous said...

Sounds excellent - another unearthed gem. Many thanks.
Shuggiemac

Robert Nowhere said...

thanks so much!

Quibus said...

thanks very much for the wav-files - its amazing they still work!

Anonymous said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty interesting. Thanks.

Martín

headman said...

Beautiful ... thanks so much for sharing this.

Out on CD in Japan later in the month, this one's a must!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Simon for keeping the download facility going after so many years of posting. One of the best (if not the best) jazz related Blogs that have ever existed sir.
Jazz Obsessive (still out there!)

Anonymous said...

Simon thanks so much for a latecomer like me to this post to find that the download link is still available so that we can continue to discover & enjoy the music you uploaded & shared a few years back now!
One of the best (if not THE best) jazz music blogs ever. Period!
Jazz Obsessive (still out there!)