Still very active on the music scene, I hope Monsieur Herr won't mind my posting this relative obscurity put out a year after the fusion bomb Solis Lacus in '76. Recorded at Michel Dickenscheid Studio and released in small quantity. Beautiful & timeless Belgian trio jazz.
Michel Herr - piano Freddie Deronde - double bass Félix Simtaine - drums
Obscure privately pressed LP out of Chicago by singer/songwriter/pianist Danny Long. A quirky album of breezy tunes effortly blending jazz with folk. These indulgent albums sit uncomfortably in any one genre, which only adds to the appeal for me. He cut a double LP around the same time called 'Four Sides Of Love' - anybody?
1) She's Here At Last 2) Come To The Country 3) Our Happiness In Love 4) Guess I'll Have To Go Away 5) What Have They Done To The Moon 6) Looking Love To Me 7) Peaceful 8) New Child 9) Spartacus
Bryony James - Feeling Good (1969) Mercury 20139SMCL
Moderately unknown American songstress on a UK only pressing - backed by an incendiary Laurie Holloway Quartet, who after Harry Stoneham was the man who led the band and traded quips with Michael Parkinson on his BBC chat show. A solid listen but her motoring version of 'Our Day Will Come' and the bongo-driven 'Summertime' immediately leap out at you.
1) Feeling Good 2) I Got It Bad 3) Our Day Will Come 4) Sunny Gets Blue 5) Soon It's Gonna Rain 6) Look Of Love 7) Come Back To Me 8) Goin' Out Of My Head 9) Summertime 10) If You Go Away 11) How Insensitive 12) La Bamba