5 September 2011
Kamal Abdul Alim & The Brothers for Stash USA from 1983.
Kamal Abdul Alim - Trumpet ; James Spaulding - Alto & Flute ; Bobby Watson - Alto & Soprano ; Ron Burton - Piano ; Sabu Adeyola - Bass ; Idris Muhammad - Drums ; Abdul Wali - Guitar ; Abdus Saboor - Percussion.
Another first time out in blogland for this great set from Kamal and the Brothers.And what a band of brothers they were with Idris Muhammed holding down the rhythm section joined by ex Roland Kirk pianist Ron Burton and the Spaulding-Watson-Alim frontline horns.
"Brotherhood" was the thumpin' spinner way back when and made it onto a couple of comps however don't make the mistake of ignoring the rest of the lp as it's a complete cracker ranging from afro inspired jazz to some nifty modal styled tunes.
3 September 2011
The Latin Jazz Quintet for Tru-Sound from 1962.
Juan Amalbert:Drums,Conga; Bobby Capers:Alto,Tenor; Manny Ramos:Drums,Timbales; Bill Ellington:Bass; Willy Gardner:Piano; Willie Rivens:Vibes; Victor Allende:Flute
Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder.
First time out in blogland for this excellent early 60's set from the mighty Juan Amalbert and co.