onsdag 28 januari 2009

Gary Burton - Throb

Good, sometimes funky album by vibes player Gary Burton. Relaeased on the Atlantic label in 1969. Players are Jerry Hahn, Richard Greene, Steve Swallow and Bill Goodwin.

Some Echoes

There's some pretty nice rhodes (played by Gary himself) on some tracks. Listen to above track for an example. Prime Time is another good one.
  1. Henniger Flats
  2. Turn Of The Century
  3. Chickens
  4. Arise, Her Eyes
  5. Prime Time
  6. Throb
  7. Doin The Pig
  8. Triple Portrait
  9. Some Echoes


lördag 10 januari 2009

Myrth - Myrth

Myrth has to my knowledge just released this one album, on RCA in 1969. They consist of six members; Grier Cook on guitar and lead vocals, Eay Cork on bass, trumpet, baritone horn and vocals, Johnny Guthie on drums, Ken Mulholland on piano and organ, David Drury on guitar, trombone and vocals and Bob Kenrich on reed instruments and vocals.

Get It Straight

Don't Pity The Man

The sound is diverse and ranges from the breakbeat funk of Myrthiolate to more experimental type tunes like Shed My Skin. The six-minute plus Don't Pity The Man goes through so many changes that when you're done listening you'll think you just heard four tunes, not one. The closer Myrthiadrine is also quite nice drugged out funk.
  1. Gotta Find A Way
  2. He Don't Know
  3. Get It Straight
  4. Myrthiolate
  5. Fading Image
  6. We Got To Get Together
  7. Aftermyrth
  8. Shed My Skin
  9. Don't Pity The Man
  10. Myrthadrine


måndag 5 januari 2009

Jeremy Steig - Wayfaring Stranger

Funky flute released on Blue Note in 1970. Players are Don Allas on drums, Eddie Gomez on bass, Sam Brown on guitar (on Wayfaring Stranger) and Jeremy Steig on flute.

Mint Tea

The group kicks up a stone groove on four of the tunes and Gomez and Steig kick up a stoned groove (well, perhaps groove isn't the right word) for the other two. The last two tracks have some sounds of vinyl on them. Nothing too bad, just thought I'd mention it in case you're a vinyl-nazi or something.

  1. In The Beginning
  2. Mint Tea
  3. Wayfaring Stranger
  4. Waves
  5. All Is One
  6. Space