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...."

mercredi 3 octobre 2012


DECCA REDORDS 1968                                 DL 74958 


The Quartette Trés Bien was an American jazz combo based in St. Louis
 led by pianist Jeter Thompson. The group started to play around 1960
and began recording in the mid '60s. Jeter Thompson played with Jimmy Forrest,
Oliver Nelson and Emmett Carter in his early years. The bassist of the group
 is Richard Simmons, the drummer Albert St. James who accompanied also
Charlie Parker, Tab Smith and Jimmy Forrest. Percussionist Percy James
added a Latin flavor to the quartette who played more than ten years,
before splitting. Jeter Thompson is still active leading for a few years the Trio
 Tres Bien with brothers Harold Thompson (bass) and Howard Thompson (drums).

Producer – Charles Bud Dant

tracks list:

A1 Matchmaker, Matchmaker 5:31
A2 How Intensitive (Insensatez) 4:20
A3 Goodbye Summer 3:58
A4 Girl Talk 3:11
A5 Tribal Festival 2:46
B1 Somewhere 4:37
B2 The Joker 5:13
B3 Strangers In The Night 5:51
B4 Yesterday 4:02

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