Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Better than pilsener?




Maybe? Best is "Piano Jazz from Chechoslovakia" PLUS a lovely pilsener
as I'm celebrating it right now. You have to know that Piano jazz is just my thing.
I am a big fan of Ahmad Jamal, Carla Bley, Wofgang Dauner, Friedrich Gulda,
Lalo Schifrin, Duke Pearson, Krzystof Komeda, Joe Zawinul, Mary Lou Williams and of course Oscar Peterson and all the other great guys (such as Jan Hammer, Ladislav Gerhardt, Rudolf Rokl, Josef Blaha, Karel Ruzicka & Ludek Svabensky) and for me this LP is heaven!
I bought it because of Jan Hammer. I was pretty amazed when I heard his "Malma Maliny" LP on MPS from 1969 because it is quite different from "Tubbs & Valery". I was as amazed when I heard these recordings here - he's so fresh! as we described HipHop acts in the early 90ies.
So are his czech comrades. It is hard to pick a favourite. Every track is different (the pilsener is working by now) an of course brilliant. But decisions have to be made and so I pick "Made in Tunesia" which will soon be a favourite among Compact Disc Jockeys and "Swingin" that is finished right now. Děkuij!

Na zdraví!
Basso

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20 comments:

basso said...

feel free not to comment:

http://www.divshare.com/download/3831057-c7a

basso said...

I forgot to mention Horace Silver and the Duke.

irondef said...

I still can't shake "follow my dream" from the SBB lp a bit back.

Impeccable. Cannot be pecc'd!

basso said...

It's a pleasure.
Here's some Dr. John who might have influenced SBB.
http://www.divshare.com/download/3840510-8c9

Reza said...

liking this basso thanks

Mason said...

I had this one allready so I know how good it is, but thanks anyway! And you're right - the Karel Ruzicka tune is dope :)

irondef said...

Thanks for that dr. john track.

Kind of off-topic, but for some reason I am thinking of the wings tune "arrow through me" now...

irondef said...

this:
http://www.divshare.com/download/3848473-7c9

g.raf said...

looking forward to hearing this as i tried to buy it recently!
many thanks for sharing it.

basso said...

@Irondef

yes there is something about it.
maybe the straight beat...and the accentuation of the organ/synthie.
thanks for opening my ears to the wings. what else do i have to know?
all the best,
Basso

Reza said...

Basso hows things, to let you know am back posting again and doing a run of jazz comps from bloggers ...wanna play :)

Harmonix said...

Wassup Basso.

That Dr. John track was nice. What album is that from?

basso said...

@harmonix

it's from "Babylon" - it took me quite some time to find it at a decent price. Good luck.
Basso

basso said...

@Reza.

great news!!
I'll have to add a link now.....
Comp? Sure! I'm far from home but I'
ll see if I can set up a quick jazzy mix and load it up on sunday or monday.

cheers,
Basso

lialoah said...

get it here:
http://www.divshare.com/download/3971849-ba4

Peter said...

Jaja, die Tschechen ... schade um den Prager Fruehling. Dann haetten wir Hammer und Mraz und Vitous aber nicht im Westen gehabt. Was waere passiert?

basso said...

weiss ich auch nicht.
schöne Grüße,
Basso

thebabblebox said...

Any chance on a reup here, basso?

Christ.. I could go through every post here and ask for one...

jakdolesa said...

...btw: Karel Ruzicka's son (Karel Ruzicka jr.) is an incredible saxophone player, now residing in New York...

mrtnprnj said...

hhelllooo .. link is dead, please reupload. dekuji