Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A.K. Salim - 1965 - Afro Soul / Drum Orgy

A.K. Salim 
1965 
Afro Soul - Drum Orgy

 

01. Afrika (Africa)   
02. Ngomba Ya Tempo (Elephant Dance)   
03. Kumuamkia Mzulu (Salute To A Zulu)   
04. Pepo Za Sarari (Trade Winds)

Johnny Coles (tp)
Pat Patrick (as, bars, fl)
Yusef Lateef (ts, fl, argol)
Philemon Hon (African xyl, tambor d)
Juan Cadaviejo (cga)
Osvaldo "Chihuahau" Martinez (bgo, cga, cowbell)
William Correa (tim)
A.K. Salim (arr, cond)

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 8, 1964



Producer and arranger delivered this stunning record out of nowhere.Assoiated before with pleasant jazz arrangements this was a huge shock.An obsession with African rhythms and drumming led to this four part suite of heavy percussion and out there horn and reed work courtesy of Yusef Lateef,Johnny Coles and Pat Patrick.All four tracks clock in at about ten minutes and take time to build but played loud this is as powerful and arresting as any jazz album in my collection.A really unique piece that sounds so alive.
his is a stunning set of African-inspired jazz percussion tracks which is similar to some of the work done by Art Blakey on his Orgy In Rhythm albums, but with a lot better horn work, and with an overall conception that's much more unified. By the time of this 1965 recording, Salim was emerging as a progressive composer with a strong talent for bringing together disparate moods and styles. This rare recording was one of his best works ever, and it's one of the most unusual sides cut by Prestige in the 60s. It features Johnny Coles, Pat Patrick, and Yusef Lateef out front on horns plus backing by a host of Latin and African percussionists including Willie Bobo,Marcellino Valdes,Oscaldo Martinez and Julio Callazo. The tracks are very long and the reed work of Lateef and Patrick makes the set especially worthwhile for jazz listeners.

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  1. http://www.filefactory.com/file/5c1tyl7bsze9/2762.rar

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  2. Looking 4 Pat Patrick - Sound Advice ... can u help ...merry x-mas from outer space ;-D

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  3. Many thanks and Happy Holidays!

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  4. Muchas gracias. Un disco dificil de encontrar de este gran arreglista.
    Feliz Navidad.

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