miércoles, 16 de agosto de 2017

David Axelrod.

David Axelrod have terrific albums and the masterpiece David Axelrod (2001)

Has 2 of my favorite albums that maybe are less known and so perhaps not as valued by people as other albums of his, I lack to know something of his work after 1980, R.I.P.David Axelrod .

You can find the albums on the internet, if you want to leave a message if you can not find

Two of my absolute favorite albums:

David Axelrod ‎– Marchin'( 1980 )

A1Wandering Star
B2Dr. T.
B3Threnody For A Brother



Recorded and mastered at MCA Whitney Studios, Glendale, California, 1979.

The Auction ( 1972,David Axelrod ‎) ( gospel  )

A1Oh! Freedom
Soloist, Vocals – Gwendolyn Owens*
A2The Auction
Soloist, Vocals – Fleming Williams
Soloist, Vocals – Jessica Smith
Soloist, Vocals – Fleming WilliamsGwendolyn Owens*
B1The Leading Citizen
B2The Debt
Soloist, Vocals – Alexander St. Charles*
B3Be Proud - My Race
B4Oh! Freedom
Soloist, Vocals – Gwendolyn Owens*

Compañías, etc.


Scandalously unknown by many gospel lovers despite the fact that this artist is recognized today, another album with fabulous arrangements like other 70's genre

Truth -Of Them And Other Tales ( 1969 ) .Wonderful psychedelic album.Musics with Them & others.

  • 1. Truth - Music Is Life (3:53)
    2. Truth - 6 O'Clock Alarm (8:30)
    3. Truth - Mysterios (1:14)
    4. Truth - Music From Big Puce (4:06)
    5. Truth - Country Funk (0:36)
    6. Truth - Blackboard Words (2:33)
    7. Truth - Sonic Sitar (3:02)
    8. Truth - High! (6:04)
    9. Truth - Archimed's Pad (Square Room) (10:12)
    10. Truth - Getting Better (5:01)
    11. Truth - Circle 'Round The Sun (4:54)
    12. Truth - Ride The Wind (6:06)
    13. Truth - Castles In The Sand (6:43)
    14. Truth - October '68 (The Tears That You Cry) (5:23)

  • Arranged By – Truth (32)
  • Bass, Backing Vocals – Curtis Bachman
  • Design [Cover] – Ismini (2)
  • Drums – Reno Smith
  • Flute, Piano – Ray Elliot* (tracks: D1 to D3)
  • Guitar, Piano, Sitar – Jim Armstrong
  • Lead Vocals, Harmonica – Kenny McDowell
  • Liner Notes – John Berg (5)
  • Written-By – Truth (32) (tracks: A1 to C2, D1 to D3)


Previously unreleased on vinyl.
One of the best examples of late 60s US psychedelia, almost in every collector’s top-twenty list.
TRUTH was a post-THEM Irish-American outfit consisting of 3 THEM members, who took part in the 2 TOWER Ps (Jim Armstrong, who according to wikipedia was voted third best guitarist in the world, Kenny McDowell and Ray Elliot), and 2 Americans (ex-Buckinghams Curtis Bachman and Reno Smith, ex-Baby Huey).
14 tracks, 68 minutes in total.
These tracks from 1969-70 were unearthed in the early 90s and were released only on CD in 1995. 11 come from the master tapes, while the three last ones (from which unfortunately a very slight background noise could not be eliminated) come from the acetate of a studio session for a prospective Epic deal, that was never realized.
Limited edition, deluxe 180g vinyl, heavy gatefold cover, extensive group history and photos.

martes, 15 de agosto de 2017

Black Belt Symphony ‎– Brotherman ( 1986 ).spiritual jazz,single fabulous . Fuasi Abdul Khaliq

 https://soundcloud.com/jazzaggression/sets/brotherman         A
Geronimo Pratt

Compañías, etc.



Artist name on cover is "Black Belt Symphony". Artist name on record is ""Somayah Khaliq And The Black Belt Symphony"
Cover front side shows "Brotherman"; cover back side shows "Side AA Brotherman Side A Geronimo Pratt"

Originally released 1986 on Aseelah Records

Limited edition of 500 copies

lunes, 14 de agosto de 2017

The Pazant Brothers & The Beaufort Express. Two of absolute best funk & jazz-funk albums ( Ed Bland , Perry Smith... )

The Pazant Bros.* & The Beaufort Express ‎– Loose And Juicy ( 1975 ) ( The Brothers Funk: Rare New York City Funk 1969-1975 ; include the album + singles )


A Gritty Nitty

Written-By – E. Bland*

Back To Beaufort

Written By – H. Gist, L. Williams, S. WestbrookWritten-By – A. Pazant*, E. Pazant*

Loose And Juicy

Written-By – E. Bland*

Clabber Biscuits

Written-By – E. Bland*

Toe Jam

Written-By – E. Bland*

Work Song

Written-By – N. Adderley*, O. Brown*


Written-By – A. Thompson*, A. Pazant*, E. Pazant*, H. Jensen*, M. Terry*, P. Smith*, R. Chew*

Skunk Juice

Written-By – E. Bland*

You've Got To Do Your Best

Written By – H. Gist, L. Williams, S. WestbrookWritten-By – A. Pazant*, E. Pazant*

New Orleans

Written By – C. Hudson, R. Bedney, R. CarpenterWritten-By – A. Pazant*, E. Pazant*

Compañías, etc.

·         Phonographic Copyright (p) – Vanguard Recording Society, Inc.
·         Copyright (c) – Vanguard Recording Society, Inc.


·         Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Flute – Ed Pazant*
·         Arranged By – The Beaufort Express (tracks: A2, B2, B4, B5), Ed Bland (tracks: A1, A3 to B1, B3)
·         Bass – Aaron Thompson (3)
·         Choir [Female Vocal] – "Cookie" HarriesBetty BarneyFrances Courtney
·         Design [Design, Back Credit] – Rafael Rovira
·         Design [Design, Front Credit] – Jules Halfant
·         Drums – Perry Smith
·         Engineer, Mixed By – John Kilgore
·         Guitar – Harry Jensen
·         Keyboards – Ray Chew
·         Mixed By – Jeff Zaraya
·         Percussion – Pablo Lundrum
·         Photography By – Frank Kolleogy
·         Producer – Ed Bland
·         Tenor Saxophone – Pete Yellin*
·         Trombone – Mike Terry (4)
·         Trumpet – Al Pazant*


℗ 1975 Vanguard Recording Society, Inc. © 1975 Vanguard Recording Society, Inc., 71 West 23rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10010
Printed in U.S.A.

Recorded in U.S.A.
A Dolby System Recording

Live At The Museum Of Modern Art, New York ( 2017 reedition,You look for it on the internet ) ( 100 % same musics ? )


It's a New York summer's day circa 1971.The year makes no difference to the temperature. It's HOT! The sky when you can see it in between the towering skyscrapers is blue, heat rises from the tarmac, and even the most simple of tasks requires a supreme effort and a shower afterwards. But this isn't bothering you, you've slipped into a loose fitting white suit, your lapels and trouser legs more than a touch wider than they would have been a few years before. In your hand is an iced martini, and your companion is wearing the sort of flowing dress that Halston does so well. You've turned up at the prestigious "Concerts In The Garden" season at the Museum Of Modern Art, and are looking forward to a fine evening's entertainment to soothe your browe. Mistake! As soon as the Pazant Brothers take the stage there is no way its going to get anything here but hotter. The opening number P Soul is frenetic, and when it is followed by an extended take on the Martha and the Vandellas hit Dancing In The Street you know that the latin roots here are straight out of Spanish Harlem rather than Tijuana. The Pazant Brothers and their band were hot, sweaty and funky, and could cook and cut it like the best club funk band in the world. 

If you had been on the pulse you would have known this. Al and Ed Pazant had first come to prominence in Lionel Hampton's band, they then played with Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers, being present and correct to record that band's definitive take on Gladys Knight and the Pips Got Myself A Good Man - virtually our theme song here at BGP. As the Pazant Brothers they recorded a bunch of stuff with producer Ed Bland that appeared as 45s for both as the Pazant Brothers for RCA and GWP, and as the Chilli Peppers for GWP, as well as backing Betty Barney for her GWP single. These showed a band that was mixing R&B, soul, latin and jazz influences to create a funk sound that was both unique and dynamic. 

Later on they would have singles on both the Priscilla and Vigor labels before releasing a very collectable album on Vanguard, which was also produced by Bland. However, if you were a patron of the Museum of Modern Art would you have had your finger on the pulse of obscure street funk 45s? You may have dug the Temps, or a bit of Isaac, but what would have prepared you for the invasion of your world by the Pazant Brothers? Well perhaps Ed Bland would have. It was Ed who was the co-ordinator of the summer "Concerts In The Garden" season, hence the Pazants' booking. The tapes of that concert lay around for 30 years until Al gave them to Ady Croadell and he passed them to me. 

The CD we now present includes sizzling live versions of most of the early singles and three vocal cuts from the fantastic Betty Barney, who continued to work with the Pazants right through the 1970s. This is live street funk at its height, something that was so rarely recorded that we are very lucky to have this fantastic archive piece. Just spare a thought for the poor art patrons who had there ears surprised by this.

by Dean Rudland


The Pazant Brothers

Led by the world-renown musical tandem Edward and Alvin Pazant, the Pazant Brothers Orchestra is comprised of veterans who bring hundreds of years of combined experience to the stage, culled from playing with the likes of heavyweights such as Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and Art Blakey. Ed and Al Pazant’s musical heritage runs long and deep. Growing up in the musically rich southern town of Beaufort, South Carolina, the brothers were immersed from a very young age. “Our grandparents played everything—drums, horns, piano--our father had a quartet and my mother played the most soulful ballads you could imagine,” Ed recounts. One of his earliest childhood memories is trying to stand on his tip-toes to “look over the top of the piano keys.” A few years older than Al, Ed first learned the piano, but was quickly drawn to the power of the horns. “See, every year the local Marine marching band would play for the parades, and all those shiny horns got me hooked.” By the age of ten he had mastered the clarinet, then moved onto sax, flute and oboe, along the way leading his own band, The Harlem Knights. Alvin likewise was stimulated by all of the musical activity around him, both within the family and out on the streets. “See, you’d hear brass bands, military bands, jazz groups, rock n’ roll outfits, blues singers everywhere.” Al remembers. But it was hearing Louis Armstrong on wax that really pushed him to make the trumpet his instrument of choice. “It was a done deal after that,” he says. The brothers would go onto study music at university. Ed became a “woodwind specialist” and got his lucky break when none other than Lionel Hampton took notice of Ed’s skills and hired him for his orchestra, a gig that would last fourteen years. “That was when the real education started. My first show for Hamp was with Billie Holiday in Central Park of all places.” Ed says. Al also joined the Hampton school of swing upon finishing college, reuniting with his brother. This was the beginning of many years of professional collaboration for the two siblings, who formed their own band, The Pazant Brothers in 1964. The band began playing at the legendary Small’s Paradise, and immediately became a hit around New York City, particularly Harlem, where there was a plethora of clubs and musicians. “Competition was always tight, so you had to be at the top of your game, constantly,” Al recalls. The Pazant brothers became known for their versatility and their ability to swing. In 1966, the duo was hired by Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers to record Pucho’s debut on Prestige records. This relationship has carried through on a dozen classic albums and lasts until this very day. “The Pazants can do it all,” Pucho says, “the big band swing, the funk bag, the latin bag, you name it.” The list of notable artists that either one or both of the Pazants have recorded and/or performed with over the last forty years is a lengthy one, including Lionel Hampton, Frank Foster, Illinois Jacquet, Dizzy Gillespie, Pucho, Bernard Purdie, Sonny Phillips, Phil Upchurch, Kool & the Gang, James Brown, the Dells, the Manhattans, Country Joe & the Fish, the Doors, Roberta Flack, Melba Moore, Jo Thompson, Della Reese, Mighty Sparrow, Reuben Wilson, Melvin Sparks, Eddie Floyd, Eartha Kitt, Sun Ra, George Gee, the Boston Pops Symphony, the New Orleans Symphony and, of course, the Cotton Club All-stars, which the Pazant brothers have led since 1978. In addition, they have recorded under their own name since the late ‘60s, for labels such as Priscilla, De-Lite, Vanguard, Lexington, and Ace records, and have dazzled audiences across the world, from Spain to Japan, Italy to France, Nigeria to England. Moreover, they’ve played for three U.S. presidents, Gerald Ford, George Bush, Sr. and Bill Clinton. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.