Thank to Michael we are able to post more of the amazing Allegro Jazz Ensemble. This LP called "The Golden Mean" was recorded in 1984 and released in 1985 on the Melodia label. Once again very long and epic tracks: Fantasy in G Minor (10:23) and Composition on a theme of Cole Porter (10:34) on side A and Concert Suite in Three Movements (20:52) on side B. Enjoy!!
Following my soft spot for obscure private pressings here's yet another one. Cogwheel's Sightsound LP from an unknown (to me) year in the seventies?? If you check the details here you'll find that there is a classical background to most of the tracks, especially on the first side. Opening with lovely "Krautrock" including reversed drums and epic synths, it flows guitar-gently until the standout track "Latin Glasses" on side B wakes you up and calls for a dance or two (i wouldn't dare to say it'd move masses but a little "free dance" should be possible). This track will definitely appeal to the lovers of library music. Maybe the whole thing will as it's close to the sound of some german libraries of that period (i'm still guessing 1976-1978 until someone with expert knowledge enlightens my dull dungeon). If you're not into classical melodies and obscure stuff save yourself from those damn ads on the download sites and forget about it immediately..... if you are a sucker for old cheese, you might be very happy with it.
BIG THANKS!!!!! to Michael who was so kind to record this excellent russian Jazz LP. It's the Allegro Jazz Ensemble's first LP from 1980. Both sides seem to be suites again (just like on their "In This World" LP). Long and beautiful tracks...... Enjoy!
Now here you have some Russian Jazz. I'm far from being an expert in Jazz from Russia but I guess there must be tons out there. Only have some Allegro, Arsenal, Bumerang and Kutsenko, ... and here is my fave among them: The Allegro Jazz Ensemble's "In This World" from 1981. Powerful sound with partly funky rhythms and some solid synths.... and then there's that bass in the last tune......... Both sides are suites, but I dared to divide them into parts.
here's the tracklist for august' show of "the joy of cooking"
as far as i can recall it:
Weldon Irvine - Softly
Kasper Winding – Longing For You
John Fiddy – Million Dollar Project
Alex Malheiros – Papaia
Leaf - Plain Jane
Jo Mikowitch Group – Love Talking
Toshifumi Hinata – Son Goku
Minako Yoshida - Asa Wa Kimi Ni
Bar Kays – Open Your Heart
Toninho Horta - Aquelas Coisas Todas
Allegro Jazz Ensemble - Волжские Напевы. В Народном Духе
Martin Kratochvíl & Jazz Q – Weather Cock
Jan Schaffer - Monica
Roberto Musci & Giovanni Venosta – Nexus On The Beach (Thanks Tako!!)
Jimmy Webb – Skylark
Camargue - ??
Naná Vasconcelos & Antonello Salis – Lester
Valenthin Engel – Sail Away