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, lovers of blues and soul music
and tourists, 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...."

dimanche 2 janvier 2022


DECCA RECORDS 1965                                 DL24715  

also issued on  Brunswick Records – STA 8642

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).

tracks list:

A1 Shangri-La
A2 Invitation
A3 Kubah
A4 Say April
B1 I Can't Get Started
B2 Ruby
B3 Blues For The Congo
B4 Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)


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