…. RARE FUNK GROOVES ….
MINA CON BIGNE
GENRE/STYLE: Brazil, Vocal, Fusion LABEL: PUD | Italy | 1977
Contains a superb fusion version of Joao Bosco’s Brazilian classic „BALLA COM BALLA“
Really nice and also some other prettily tunes to discover on this LP.
GEORGE SHEARING : THE WAY WE ARE
GENRE/STYLE: Jazz, Brazil, Bossa LABEL: MPS | Germany | 1975
Wonderful by GEORGE SCHERING all 10 tunes are really lovely Bossa and Brazil infused Jazz. Please listen to ”THE WORLD IS A GHETTO” and “AQUARIUS” but there are also “ELENOR RIGBY” , “YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE” and other that are also highly recommendable…
Musicians are: George Shearing (piano), Sigi Schwab (guitar), Carmelo Garcia (timbales), Chino Valedes (congas & bongos), Heribert Thusek (vibes), Rusty Jones (drums), Andy Simpkins (bass)
MPS BASF STEREO 21 22309-4
Hard to find and for sure one of the nicest MPS records for lovers of Bossa and Brazil infused stuff on this label. Highly recommended and in superb condition.
GUSTAV BROM : SWINGING THE JAZZ
GENRE/STYLE: Big Band Jazz LABEL: SABA| Germany
GUSTAV BROM BIG BAND – SWINGING THE JAZZ mit der (with the) tschechischen Big Band. One of the rarest and most searched German jazz records on the legendary SABA Label. Many guys have it on their searching list but only a few have the luck to say that they have this unique record at home. This original is pressed in 1966, on SABA (15 122 ST) comes in a nice Foldout-Cover, includes 11 GREAT tracks performed by the 10 best Czech musicians.
Please listen to the unbelievable « WALDMÄDCHEN” which is featuring the great vocals by HELENA BLEÀROVÀ.
GUSTAV BROM : GOES POP
GENRE/STYLE: Big Band Jazz LABEL: MPS | Germany
Seldom seen LP by the ORCHESTER GUSTAV BROM on the MPS label. Contains 10 funny Big Band tracks with nice organ parts in the style of “TELL IT LIKE IT IS” written by Dusko Goykovich. Please Note that the cover is not in the best condition.
GUSTAV BROM / SONJA SALVIS : SEND FOR LOVE
GENRE/STYLE: Big Band Jazz, Vocal LABEL: Supraphon | Czechoslovakia | 1970 CONDITION: VG+/EX
Rare release by the ORCHESTER GUSTAV BROM with SONJA SALVIS. Contain 12 nice vocal Jazz and Swing tracks, some are cover versions like “RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD” and “THIS GUYS IN LOVE WITH YOU”…
GUSTAV BROM : ARTISTRY IN SWING
GENRE/STYLE: Big Band Jazz, Swing LABEL: Supraphon | Czechoslovakia | 1979 CONDITION: NM/NM
Another release by the ORCHESTER GUSTAV BROM. Contain 12 nice classic Jazz and Swing tunes, some are cover versions of tracks by QUINCY JONES, NEAL HEFTI, STAN KENTON or COLE PORTER, but also many stuff written by East European composers…
MALCOMS LOCKS : CARIBBEAN ROCK
GENRE/STYLE:Funky Big Band, Afro LABEL: HAPPY BIRD | Germany | 1975
Here we have a ultra rare German Afro Funk record on the lovely and small HAPPY BIRD label.
Contains the incredible dance floor killer tune « GET UP STAND UP“ real pure afro funk made in Germany by some genius Jazz Musicians like Peter Herbolzheimer, Dieter Reith, Herb Geller, Ack van Rooyen, Manfred Hofbauer…
LP and cover are in superb condition, would be very hard to find a better copy…
AXEL DONNER QUARTETT
GENRE/STYLE: Fusion, Jazz, Brazil, Latin LABEL: AMIGA | East Germany | 1987
Nice LP on East German Amiga Label. Contains the strong Latin and Brazil infused Fusion Jazz tracks “SAMBA”, “LATIN EYES” and “ST. MICHEL”
Musicians are Axel Donner (piano), Dieter Ehrhardt (drums), Thomas Klemm (saxophone) and Wolfgang Musick (bass).
HIPSTERS IN THE ZONE : INTO THE AFRO-LATIN BAG
GENRE/STYLE: European Jazz, Brazil, Vocal LABEL: NABEL records | Germany | 1994
This one is what we call a modern classic, it’s just some years old, but it is rare and in great demand during the last time. Great German musicians performing high quality Jazz. So for example Reiner Witzel, Xaver Fischer or Peter Weiss. Guest in this formation is Monica Linges and Martin Zieburg.
A wonderful spectrum of Jazz, Afro, Bossa and Brazil stuff with great female Scat Vox passages.
Please listen to the SOUND SAMPLE!
QUINTETO MARIA JOAO : CEM CAMINHOS
GENRE/STYLE: Vocal, Brazil, Scat, Jazz LABEL: NABEL records | Germany | 1985
Rare record on the tiny German NABEL label. Contains 8 incredible high quality Jazz, Fusion and Scat Vox tracks by the four genius musicians around the voice of MARIA JOAO. Great tunes are “CONFIRMATION”, “CANTAR” and this unbelievable version of “TAKE FIVE”
BENNY GEBAUER & WERNER DREXLER : SPOTLIGHTS
GENRE/STYLE: Library Music, Jazz, Latin LABEL: Happy records | Germany | 1981
In this formation was also Curt Cress (drums, percussion), Günther Gebauer (bass), Joseph Spector (percussion) and on some tunes the Munich Pop Strings and others…
Some of this saxophone tracks, most sounds like Library Music, have a strong Latin or Brazilian feeling. One funny tune for example “BRIGHT SUNDAY”
The cover is not in best condition, also on the backside dirty!
HIPPOPOTAMUS : SCHNATTERZAPFEN
GENRE/STYLE: European Jazz, Progressive Kraut Rock LABEL: Kopf | Germany | 1982
If you ask me its wonderful Jazz music, but also the collectors of German Progressive and Kraut Rock are watching for this LP. Released on a tiny label called KOPPF, the cover has on the backside an autograph by some Band members. But when you collect private press records and similar rare stuff you know that this is usual because the most of those strong limited issues where sold on their own concerts…
HIPPOPOTAMUS are Thomas Dörr (Altsaxophone), Willi Jansen (Tenorsax), Wolfgang Kulawik (Guitar), Bernd Wilhelmi (Piano, E-Piano), Lothar Vahling (Bass), Nobert Gerhards (Drums).
Contains the highly recommendable Bossa club tune “BOSSA BOKASSA” and other high quality Jazz tunes. Highly recommended!
Sorry, cover sleeve is not in best condition.
AURA URZICEANU : ONCE I LOVED
GENRE/STYLE: European Vocal, Brazil, Bossa LABEL: Electrecord | Romania
Rare LP released in the 70’s by the outstanding female singer AURA URZICEANU.
Tracks included: Once I Loved (Part 1), Down in Brasil, My Funny Valentine, Wave, I Will Know, Vivir Sin Ti, Love Keeps Getting Shorter, Once I Loved (Part 2)
KLAUS WEISS QUINTET : DENSITY
GENRE/STYLE: European Jazz LABEL: MRC/EMI | Germany | 1980
Wonderful Jazz made in Germany! Seldom seen Jazz record by the legendary drummer Klaus Weiss, here in a formation with Günther Möll (guitar), Roman Schwaller (sax), Marcus Becker (piano), Peter Christ (bass). Great jazz with unbelievable solos especially by the drummer which is famous for that!
Tracks included: “BACK HOME”, “TAKE IT AWAY”, “SNAP”, “DENISTY”, “BEING ALONE”, “IN TWOS”, “YOU KNOW I CARE” and “WASTED”
Very recommendable, a real must for all lovers of jazz made in Germany!
Cover has an ugly tear-off (see picture!) on front and some marks on backside!
KLAUS WEISS QUINTET : SALT PEANUTS
GENRE/STYLE: European Jazz LABEL: Jenton | Germany | 1982
Wonderful Jazz made in Germany! Ultra rare Jazz record by the legendary drummer Klaus Weiss, here in a formation with John Schröder (guitar), Roman Schwaller (sax), Fritz Pauer (piano), Isla Eckinger (bass). Great jazz with unbelievable solos especially by the drummer which is famous for that!
Tracks included: “52nd STREET THEME”, “ONE BASS HIT”, “ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT”, DEWEY SQUARE”, “WOODY’N YOU”; “STRAIGHT NO CHASER” and “SALT PEANUTS”
Highly recommendable, a real must for all lovers of jazz made in Germany! Also rare but that is typical for this JENTON releases.
BERND REICHOW JAZZ FORMATION : SUMMER HAS GONE
GENRE/STYLE: European Jazz LABEL: Biton | Germany | 1980
Wonderful Jazz made in Germany! Ultra rare Jazz record on the tiny BITON label. The BERND REICHOW JAZZ FORMATION contains 9 members especially a stron brass section. The Sound is Jazz, sometimes with a light Afro or Latin flavors…
Contains 6 nice Jazz tracks, please listen to the sound sample of “BOLERO IN JAZZ”
Highly recommendable, a real must for all lovers of jazz made in Germany!
HIMIKO THE BEST : REFRAIN
GENRE/STYLE: Japanese Vocal Jazz LABEL: Continental | Japan | 1980
Here we have another nice Japanese LP by HIMIKO contains the lovely tune “WHAT’S BABY SINGIN’” which was also on one of those GLÜCKLICH compilations. But there are also “MAMBO IS MAGIG”, “BACK TO BOP” and other nice tunes with a Brazilian tingle…
LP and cover in superb condition, highly recommended and for sure not to get outside of Japan.