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Jazz Primitif de Trinidad

March 21, 2012

va – le jazz primitif de trinidad (cook recordings lp, 1961) album

One of my favorite latin jazz / calypso recordings took its sweet time to feature on this blog. The reason? The copy I picked up in 2004 was very noisy, and while I have grown used to a fair amount of crackle, I couldn’t expose you guys to a mix of street sounds from Trinidad and a constant GRSCHWSHH

Fast forward eight years, and a clean copy of “Le Jazz Primitif de Trinidad” finally crossed my path. Recorded in the streets of Trinidad and released on the mighty Cook Records, this album is the companion of the awesome “Le Jazz Trinidad” by drummer, percussionist, and vibes player Rupert Clemendore. The A-side of “Le Jazz Primitif” features him and his band performing six tracks that are equal parts latin jazz, mambo and Yusef Lateef-styled Eastern moods. Side B is home to the band of bass player John Buddy Williams performing live for a crowd of a few hundred people in Port of Spain. Raucous calypsos and an up-tempo waltz combine with crowd noise for a perfect counterweight to Rupert Clemendore’s subdued performance. A great record!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2012 7:47 pm

    deze is tres fantastique!

  2. Sue permalink
    December 23, 2015 8:39 am

    hi, is it possible to upload the link rar???

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