Honest Jon's Records - London Is The Place For Me 2 LP

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Calypso And Kwela, Highlife And Jazz From Young Black London

‘Vibrant and beautiful almost beyond words,
the fifty year old recordings being collected on Honest Jons’
London Is The Place For Me series are giant and precious treasures
of early black British music.
This second volume, subtitled Calypso And Kwela, Highlife And Jazz From Young Black London,
concentrates on the same period but widens the geo-stylistic net.

‘Featured musicians, caught early in their careers and still working
within the rich contexts of their native folk musics, include trumpeter Shake Keane from St. Vincent,
later a collaborator in Joe Harriott’s free jazz explorations,
but in ‘55 on Baionga in exuberant jazz-highlife mode; clarinetist Willie Roachford and trumpeter Harry Beckett,
from Barbados, soloists in Ambrose Campbell’s jazz-infused West African Rhythm Brothers highlife band;
and from South Africa, alto saxophonists Gwigwi Mrwebi and Dudu Pukwana,
together with two of Pukwana’s Blue Note colleagues,
pianist Chris McGregor and trumpeter Mongezi Feza.


Lebendig und wunderschön, fast unbeschreiblich,
die fünfzig Jahre alten Aufnahmen, die auf Honest Jons'
London Is The Place For Me" versammelt sind, sind riesige und kostbare Schätze
der frühen schwarzen britischen Musik.
Dieser zweite Band mit dem Untertitel Calypso And Kwela, Highlife And Jazz From Young Black London,
konzentriert sich auf denselben Zeitraum, weitet aber das geostilistische Netz aus.

Die vorgestellten Musiker, die sich am Anfang ihrer Karriere befinden und noch
im reichen Kontext ihrer heimatlichen Folk-Musik, darunter der Trompeter Shake Keane von St. Vincent,
der später an Joe Harriotts Free-Jazz-Explorationen mitwirkte,
aber '55 auf Baionga in überschwänglicher Jazz-Highlife-Manier; der Klarinettist Willie Roachford und der Trompeter Harry Beckett,
Klarinettist Willie Roachford und Trompeter Harry Beckett aus Barbados,
Solisten in Ambrose Campbells Jazz-beeinflusster Highlife-Band West African Rhythm Brothers;
und aus Südafrika die Altsaxophonisten Gwigwi Mrwebi und Dudu Pukwana,
zusammen mit zwei von Pukwanas Blue-Note-Kollegen,
dem Pianisten Chris McGregor und dem Trompeter Mongezi Feza.



Honest Jons

DER Platten Laden überhaupt am Ende der Portobello Road Londons. Egal ob spektakuläre Reissues oder super aktuelle und grossartige elektronische Musik - Honest Jon's hat die Finger im Spiel. "Informal University for music lovers" - wird der Laden liebevoll genannt und ist seit 1974 das Herz der Londoner Musik Community. Das Label Honest Jon's wird unter anderem von Notting Hill local Damon Albarn mitbetrieben. Seit 2008 veröffentlicht Honest Jon's immer wieder Leckerbissen aus den 150 000 78 - rpm Aufnahmen aus den klimakontrollierten archivräumen der EMI archives in Hayes England.

Erhältlich bei: Kitchener Bern


EN: Honest Jon's is an independent record shop based on Portobello Road in Ladbroke Grove, London, operating since 1974. The shop is owned and run by Mark Ainley and Alan Scholefield, who took over from one of the original proprietors, "Honest" Jon Clare. Their record label of the same name is run in conjunction with Damon Albarn, who has been quoted as saying: "I don't really like the term world music. Wherever it comes from, it's all just music, isn't it? Hopefully that's what Honest Jon's is about - to open a few minds to what's out there."[1] The shop sells a multitude of genres of music on vinyl and CD, specializing in jazz, blues, reggae, dance, soul, folk and outernational. It runs a mail-order business from www.honestjons.com. Formed in 2002, the label has released compilation albums such as its London Is The Place For Me series, excavating the music of young Black London, in the years after World War II ("a fascinating archive of material from the 1950s and 60s, chronicling a time when diasporic rhythms were more or less the sole preserve of the small communities responsible for bringing them to these shores");[2] also collections of British folk, Port-of-Spain soca, Afro-Cuban jazz from the Bronx, Jamaican dancehall; and retrospectives of artists including Moondog, Maki Asakawa, Bettye Swann and Cedric "Im" Brooks & The Light of Saba. It has released original music by Candi Staton, Actress, T++, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Mark Ernestus, Trembling Bells, The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Simone White, Shackleton, Michael Hurley, Terry Hall, and the Moritz Von Oswald Trio. It recorded the chaabi orchestra of Abdel Hadi Halo on location in Algiers; Lobi Traore and Kokanko Sata Doumbia in Bamako; and Tony Allen in Lagos. In 2008, Honest Jon's began a run of compilations of early recordings — mostly drawn from the EMI Archive in Hayes, Hillingdon — stretching back to the start of the twentieth century, covering all corners of the world: from the break-up of the Ottoman Empire more than a hundred years ago, to 1950s Beirut, to late-1920s Baghdad, to 1930s East Africa. wikipedia

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