read an article on a post Bob Stanley on Guardian

"In the summer, the scene would move en masse to Ostend, Belgium's equivalent to Blackpool. DJ Freddy Cousaert played at the Groove, a late night downstairs bar frequented by US marines, tourists and prostitutes – it was Cousaert who later looked after Marvin Gaye during his 80s sejourn in Ostend. The music he played at the Groove included ska, Latin jazz and even Broadway songs such as Stranger in Paradise, or Whatever Lola Wants from Damn Yankees...."

mardi 3 avril 2012


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1969                        BST 84319 

Fancy Free is an album by the American jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd,
 recorded and released on Blue Note Records in 1969.
In 1993, it appeared for the first time on a digital support,
 currently out-of-print, and it has not been reissued yet.


    Bass – Roland Wilson
    Drums – Joe Chambers (tracks: A2, B2), Leo Morris (tracks: A1, B1)
    Electric Piano – Duke Pearson
    Flute – Jerry Dodgion (tracks: A1, B1), Lew Tabackin (tracks: A2, B2)
    Guitar – Jimmy Ponder
    Percussion – John Robinson (2), Nat Bettis
    Producer – Duke Pearson
    Tenor Saxophone – Frank Foster
    Trombone – Julian Priester
    Trumpet – Donald Byrd 
  Producer – Duke Pearson

  Art Direction – Frank Gauna
    Artwork By [Cover] – Louis Delsarte
sessions recording:
Donald Byrd (tp) Julian Priester (tb) Lew Tabackin (fl) 
Frank Foster (ts) Duke Pearson (el-p) Jimmy Ponder (g)

Roland Wilson (b) Joe Chambers (d) Nat Bettis, John Richardson (per)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 9, 1969
4279 tk.2    Weasel
4278 tk.8    I Love The Girl

Jerry Dodgion (fl) Leo Morris (d) replaces Tabackin, Chambers
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 6, 1969
4276 tk.10    Fancy Free
4277 tk.23    The Uptowner
tracks list:

A1         Fancy Free     11:50   
A2         I Love The Girl     8:35   
B1         The Uptowner     9:05   
B2         Weasil     9:50

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