Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Matthew LARKIN CASSELL - The Complete Works


Matthew LARKIN CASSELL - The Complete Works (Stones Throw US) Comentários: San Francisco's Matthew Larkin Cassell presents his '...Complete Works' for Stones Throw. As the story goes... Larkin happened to notice a sample of his music in the Madvillainy Remixes set and promptly contacted the label. The outcome of that exchange is this LP, compiling each of his three DIY-produced and self-released records. He name checks the Sons of Champlin, Tower of Power, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, and Laura Nyro as his influences and that's clearly evident in his soulful mixture of rock, jazz and pop. Original copies of those fateful records now sell for stupid money and Cassell is now producing new material. LP is housed in full colour gatefold sleeve with original artwork by the artist. in boomkat [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Roy & THE ARTISTIC TRUTH BROOKS feat EDDIE JEFFERSON/BLACK ROSE - Ethnic Expressions: Live At Small's Paradise NYC


BROOKS, Roy & THE ARTISTIC TRUTH - Ethnic Expressions (Jazzman) Comentários: Amazing sounds from drummer Roy Brooks -- very spiritual work that's quite a change from his straighter soul jazz of the 60s! The album's right up there with Roy's better-known (though still rare) live performance at Town Hall -- or his classic Free Slave session -- and like those records, this one explodes with a raw power that's really amazing -- heavy drums from Brooks, driving a collective of righteous musicians that really stretch out in the free space of the recording! The lineup shifts a bit from track to track, but there's a cohesive spirit to the record that comes from Brooks' bold spirit -- a joyous, soulful, post-Coltrane sort of energy -- let loose in the lead, to guide the talents of players who include John Stubblefield on tenor, Sonny Fortune on alto, Olu Dara and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Hamiet Bluiett on baritone sax, Joe Bonner on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass. Eddie Jefferson makes an appearance on two tracks -- singing much hipper than on any of his better-known recordings of the period -- and titles include "The Last Prophet", "M'Jumbe", "Eboness", "The Smart Set", and "Eboness (Kwanza)". (Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies.) in dustygroove [Para Ouvir/Samples]