Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Boulou Ferré Quartet: Confirmation, 1989

A live recording of a quartet comprised of Boulou Ferre and Elios Ferre on acoustic guitars, Ed Thigpen on drums, and Jesper Lundgaard on bass. On Confirmation, you can hear a strong affinity for bop forms that I think the brothers eased up on later. Serious acoustic guitar shredding.

Satin Doll by Easyjams

Monday, July 26, 2010

Anthony Ortega: On Evidence

Here the great LA expat Anthony Ortega leads a quartet of French musicians in a laid back session from 1992. Ortega plays alto, soprano, and flute, Manuel Rocheman plays piano, Didier Levallet plays bass, Jacques Mahieux plays drums, and Sylvain Kassap plays bass clarinet on the last track. Some nice ballads, good solid brush work, and great dynamic control by Ortega.

Avignon by Easyjams

Fists of Fury: Essential Selections

I'm not sure if these cuts are from the original sound track or from one that was added when they did the English dubs, but either way there's some good lo-fi jams to be had. Not sure about the composer or the band on this one, sorry.

Opening Theme by Easyjams