Tuesday, October 1, 2013

DENNIS GONZALEZ NEW DALLASORLEANSSIPPI – Debenge-Debenge (1988)



for Steve

Label: Silkheart – SHCD 112
Format: CD, Album; Country: Germany - Released: 1988
Style: Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Tracks 4,5 are CD bonuses.
Recorded February 12 and February 11 (DEBENGE-DEBENGE), 1988, at Omega Audio, Dallas, Texas and (DEBENGE-DEBENGE) at D'Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
Engineer – Paul Christensen
Executive Producer [For Silkheart Records] – Keith Knox, Mellifer AB



Personnel:
Henry Franklin, Malachi Favors – bass
Alvin Fielder, W.A. Richardson – drums
Edward 'Kidd' Jordan – sopranino saxophone, alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Charles Brackeen – tenor saxophone
Marlon Jordan – trumpet
Dennis González – trumpet, trumpet [C trumpet, pocket trumpet]


"It really is very hard (in the sense of unfair) to pick individuals from the evidently collective inspiration. However, Charles Brackeen is superb – as well he might be on his own charts. Dennis Gonzalez's Debenge-Debenge has a masterly coherence and an impressive consistency. It's a powerful and convincing statement from one of the most committed and interesting of contemporary players and bids fair to become one of the more important – as well as enjoyable – albums of the year."

_ Brian Morton, The Wire, March 1989



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  1. DENNIS GONZALEZ NEW DALLASORLEANSSIPPI – Debenge-Debenge (1988)
    MP3@320+Cover

    MediaFire:
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/7q5rboruotmm5er

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  2. Vitko . . . you are too kind! Many thanks for this. For those of you only familiar
    with Dennis through his fine band Yells at Eels these early dates are amazing. Look at the personnel! How this Abilene boy doing the deal in Dallas got these great black musicians to come from Chicago is a question I plan to ask Mr. Gonzalez some day! Again Vitko, many thanks.

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  3. I concur. The old Silkhearts are gold. Also "Catechism" with the English monsters [Elton Dean, Keith Tippett, Louis Moholo (So. African expatriot)] on Music & Arts is is a treasure indeed.
    I tip my hat to your continual supply of great music. Keep 'em coming.

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    1. True, Catechism is another great album. Thank gregoriograzi to the good opinion.

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  4. One of my favourites. Wonderful!

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    1. Man, I did not know how much you love early Gonzalez. For God's sake, where have you been so far? :) I could have done this before.

      Cheers, ceedee

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  5. Yeah, this was the first Gonzalez I ever got. It was a real eye opener - led me on to Brackeen and Jordan.

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  6. only wish you could upload these old Silkhearts in Flac - used to own a lot of these but sadly lost some in a move and now only have 3...

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  7. another first and instant believer...thank you...

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  8. on the hunt for flac - early Silkheart = the best

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    1. This is an old post, then I'm all worked in the MP3 format, I do not know ... I'll see ... if I have the time.
      Salute

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