Francy Boland: Cologne Scene (late ’60s) Schema/Rearward

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An experiment, in a novel form of A:B comparison, combined with some big band personnel detective work. In summary, LJC out on a limb, as usual. Selection: The Girl and The Turk (Boland) .  .  . Artists Trio: Francy Boland, piano; … Continue reading

Clarke – Boland: The Golden 8 (1961) Blue Note MM33

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Some weeks ago, I reviewed BLP 4092 The Golden Eight (Toshiba 1991 re). In an unexpected turn of events, I find myself reviewing it again. But this time no jokes about lederhosen: the more serious business of modern audiophile reissues. I previously declared … Continue reading

Kenny Clarke Francy Boland : The Golden Eight (1961) Blue Note/Toshiba

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One of the few Blue Note recordings made outside the US ( Dexter Gordon in Paris, Dizzy Reece and Tubby Hayes in London, perhaps you know of others). Blue Note does Yrup, next stop, Cologne (Köln, not the after-shave). Produced by Italian … Continue reading

Sahib Shihab: Summer Dawn (1963) Rearward RE (updated)

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Selection: Waltz for Seth Artists Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute), Jimmy Woode (bass),  Joe Harris (bongos) Kenny Clarke (drums) Ake Persson (trombone) Francy Boland (piano) Produced by Gigi Campi,  engineer: Wolfgang Hirschmann; recorded Cologne, Germany, May 8 and 9, 1963. … Continue reading

Johnny Griffin Foot Patting (1968)

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Track Selection 1: The Turks Bolero (Boland) Sahib Shihab! Selection 2: The Jampfs are Coming (Griffin) Artists: Benny Bailey (tp flg) Ake Persson (tb) Johnny Griffin,  (ts) Sahib Shihab (bars) Francy Boland (p) Jimmy Woode (b)  Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke … Continue reading

Sahib Shihab Companionship (1964-70)

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Track Selection 1. Bohemia After Dark (O. Pettiford) Track Selection 2. Talk Some Yak-Ee-Dak (J. Woode) Artists Sahib Shihab (bars, fl) Kenny Clarke (d) Benny Bailey or I Sulieman (t) Francy Boland (p) Åke Persson (tb) Jimmy Woode (b) Sadi (vib, perc) or J Harris … Continue reading