Monday, May 23, 2016

Sadao Watanabe & His Group - Music Break


Year : 1969
Label : Columbia
Serie : Takt Jazz Series
Genre : Latin Jazz
Style : Bossa Nova

Live recording from the performance at Kosei-Nenkin Kaikan in Tokyo, Jul.4, 1967, spread over two discs of the Takt Jazz Series (the first being the Bossa Nova Concert). Music Break is making part of the japanese sixties phenomenon,  the big Bossa Nova Boom, which was introduced by Sadao Watanabe and also contributed to do Brazilian Music a popular genre in Japan. Sadao plays with his usual rhythm section from 1966 to 1968 featuring Jazz legends Masabumi Kikuchi & Masahiko Togashi. Titles include the most famous Bossa Nova songs (Mas Que Nada, Meditation, Samba De Orfeu...) & others jazz standards.

Sadao Watanabe_alto saxophone, flute
Masabumi Kikuchi_piano
Masanaga Harada_bass
Masahiko Togashi_drums,
Sadanori Nakamure_guitar
Hideo Miyata_cabasa

01. Felicidade (Opening)
02. Meditation   
03. The Song Of Jet   
04. Bonita   
05. Train Samba   
06. Doralici   
07. Music Break   
08. Mais Que Nada   
09. It Might As Well Be Spring
10. Samba De Orfeu   
11. Felicidade (Closing)


Os Brazões (Self-Titled)

Year : 2014/1969
Label : Mr Bongo/RGE Discos
Genre : Latin Rock, MPB
Style : Psychedelic Rock, Funk/Soul

Os Brazoes self-titled album was originally released on RGE  in 1969, the unique record of the group formed in Rio De Janeiro in the late sixties. Lead by Miguel De Deus (the front man of Black Rio movement), the band started as backing band for Gal Costa and Tom Zé during the emblematic period of Tropicália. This Brazilian Psychedelic nugget is a masterpiece of Latin Rock with North American influences,  which fuses elements from Samba, Funk/Soul & Acid Rock, including covers songs from Gilberto Gil ("Pega A Voga Cabeludo",  "Volksvolkswagen Blue"), Jorge Ben/Toquinho ("Carolina, Carol Bela", "Que Maravilha") or Tom Zé (Feitiço), instrumental by Brazilian Octopus (Momento B/8) and their well-known song "Gotham City". 

Miguel De Deus_rhythm guitar
Roberto_lead guitar
Eduardo "Edu" Rocha_drums

01. Pega A Voga Cabeludo
02. Canastra Real
03. Módulo Lunar
04. Volksvolkswagen Blue
05. Tão Longe De Mim
06. Carolina, Carol Bela
07. Feitiço
08. Planador
09. Espiral
10. Gotham City
11. Momento B/8
12. Que Maravilha


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Jacques Dutronc (Self-Titled)

Year : 1966
Label : Vogue
Genre : Rock, Chanson Française
Style : Psychedelic, Beat

The year 1966, may be considered as the French rock birth act whose Jacques Dutronc was one of its most representative. Co-written with Claude Lanzmann, the Dutronc's debut album fuses Garage Rock, Psychedelia, Folk Rock music (L'opération) & African Chant (La Compadade). It is a must of the French Pop which recycles British & US Rock success, even borrowing some familiar tunes to The Rolling Stones, The Kinks or The Yardbirds, as evidenced "La Fille Du Père Noël" which shares the same riff as Bo Diddley on "I'm A Man". Between 1966-1975, Jacques Dutronc recorded seven albums for Vogue, taking over his predecessors Yé-Yé (a typical french musical pop genre), the French Dandy  is more provocative such as Serge Gainsbourg, using confusing humorous lyrics, wordplay with irreverence, cynicism and irony. Most of the songs are iconic, future standards of the french Pop and were hits during the sixties :  Les Play-Boys, Les Cactus, Et Moi, et Moi, et Moi, On Nous Cache Tout, On Nous Dit Rien, La Fille Du Père NoëlMini-Mini-Mini.

01. Les Play-Boys
02. L'espace D'une Fille 
03. Sur Une Nappe De Restaurant
04. J'ai Mis Un Tigre Dans Ma Guitare 
05. Les Cactus 2:39
06. Et Moi, et Moi, et Moi 
07. L'Opération 
08. On Nous Cache Tout, On Nous Dit Rien 
09. La Fille Du Père Noël 
10. Les Gens Sont fous, Les Temps Sont Flous 
11. La Compapade 
12. Mini-Mini-Mini 


Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Fine Machine - Habitat

Year : 2016/1972
Label : Cinedelic Records/CAM
Genre : Jazz, Music Library, Stage & Screen
Style : Pop, Funk / Soul, Psychedelic, Jazz Rock

Holy Grail from italian music library, first quality reissue stricly limited to 500 copies by Cinedelic, originally released under the CAM files in 1972, one of their best production. The Fine Machine is formed by three italian composers/arrangers, Giacomo Dell'Orso aka Oscar Lindok, Nico Fidenco (Donimak), and Gianni Dell'Orso (Proluton), who play here, a crossover between progressive rock, Jazz & Funk. Titles include elements from psychedelic music, funk accents (Obsessing Promenade, Hand Shake or Crazy Eel), Latin Beat  (Racing Beat, the bossa "Snobbery") & some oriental expressions on The Eastern Question track. All tracks arranged by Oscar Lindok.

01. Crazy Eel
02. Shut Paranoia
03. Hand Shake
04. Racing Beat
05. Flute Flight
06. Wait For Me
07. Obsessing Promenade
08. Skin-Deep
09. Snobbery
10. God Is Infinite
11. Cold Fever
12. The Eastern Question

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