Wednesday, January 11, 2017

CHARLES BOBO SHAW / HUMAN ARTS ENSEMBLE – Junk Trap (LP-1978)




Label: Black Saint – BSR 0021
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: Italy / Released: 1978
Style: Free Jazz, Fusion
Recorded in May 1978 at GRS Studios, Milano, Italy
Cover [Cover Art], Photography By – Giuseppe Pino
Design [Cover] – "Gigi" Barbieri
Engineer – "Michel" Carlo Assalini
Producer – Giacomo Pellicciotti
Producer [Assistant] – Walter Prati
Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): BSR 0021-A-78 I △
Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): BSR 0021-B-78 I △

A1 - Beyond The New Horizon .................................................................. 7:42
A2 - Night Dreamer .................................................................................. 10:57
A3 - Brown Rock City ................................................................................ 7:25
B1 - Skiwee ............................................................................................... 6:30
B2 - Junk Trap ........................................................................................... 9:15
B3 - Electric Two ....................................................................................... 6:25
B4 - Sequence ........................................................................................... 2:29

Luther Thomas – alto saxophone
Joseph Bowie – trombone
James Emery – guitar
John Lindberg – acoustic /electric bass
Charles Bobo Shaw – drums, percussion, bugle




A wonderfully focused record from drummer Charles Bobo Shaw -- a set that shows the new fire his music had gained in the latter part of the 70s! The lineup still strongly shows Shaw's roots -- a creative combo that features Joseph Bowie on trombone, Luther Thomas on alto sax, James Emery on guitar, and John Lindberg on bass -- and there's a nice sense of swing amidst the freedom, a rhythmic pulse that comes especially strongly from the bass and drums, and which reminds us of some of Thomas' best moments in this mode. The set's a great example of the way that 70s groups like this could work with a great sense of freedom, but still keep things grooving too.
(source: Dusty Groove America)

Enjoy!



If you find it, buy this album!

23 comments:

  1. CHARLES BOBO SHAW / HUMAN ARTS ENSEMBLE – Junk Trap (LP-1978)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC+Artwork

    1fichier:
    https://1fichier.com/?z3tml6oiqg

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  2. thx for the covers

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  3. Many thanks Vitko, have (had!) this in mp3 only.

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  4. Checking out the Human Arts Ensemble posts here. Vitko, I would be very grateful if you could provide a new link for the Live Vol. 1 album (Tilburg '78). The link for vol. 2 is still working. I have a lossless rip of the great Under The Sun - can post a link here if there is interest.

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  5. Thank you nikos, I'll watch that in the next few days make a new link. As for the album "Under The Sun", is quite common on other blogs, but if you want, feel free to put link, for sure there are many who would like.

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  6. Funny, I just got that finally on CD about a week ago. The LP was a good listen back then, and is holding up well even now. A good companion to it was Lester Bowie's Rope-A-Dope (from a few years earlier) on Muse, if I remember the label correctly.

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  7. Some things are strange match. I have and Bowie's album "Rope-A-Dope" (yes, memory serves you well :), it's Muse Records - MR 5081), if you're interested.
    Cheers -Otto-.

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    1. That "Rope-a-Dope" album is quite a rarity. Fun to listen to even if the muffled sound isn't the greatest. There have been a few reissues as far as I can tell: there was a Japanese CD, then it was included in its entirety on the "American Gumbo" compilation (along with the "Fast Last" LP which was also known as "Hello Dolly"), and it was also included on the "Mirage" 2 CD compilation (along with the "Hello Dolly" and "Bugle Boy Bop" albums). All of them have been oop for at least 15 years. And all are very sought-after releases which all kinda mesh with the Human Arts Ensemble members and their output.

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    2. I did not know for the "Mirage" compilation, is it, perhaps, the sound of something better?..... Here I found, this is the edition for Europe (Camden Deluxe) from 1999.
      Is it still possible to buy this CD somewhere?

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    3. It should be this Camden / BMG edition:

      https://www.discogs.com/Lester-Bowie-Mirage/release/3974218

      Let me see what I can do...

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  8. Here is a link for "Under The Sun" by the Human Arts Ensemble. A rip to flac, thanks to the original uploader!
    https://1fichier.com/?41nnstr70j
    Two tracks, one on each LP side. This must be the most accessible HAE album - at times it is -dare I say it?- almost funky! The line-up includes Oliver Lake, Marty Ehrlich, Lester Bowie, many others.
    Speaking of Bowie, I have a double CD on the 32 Jazz label called American Gumbo which has Bowie's "Fast Last" and "Rope-A-Dope" albums.

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    1. Thank you so much nikos to your efforts and contributions. This album will surely delight many. You can make a link and for "American Gumbo", there are two great Bowie's works. In the future, if you want, you do not ask me anything, just send what you think you could complete some of my posts. Thanks again.
      Cheers!

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  9. THank you Vitko! I was a teenager in NYC when this scene was happening, and was lucky enough to see performances of Ornette, Blood Ulmer, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and Defunkt at that time. That collision of free jazz and funkiness was a powerful and beautiful thing. Thanks for taking me back!

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    1. Oh, the early 80s in New York. I did only visit back then, but indeed a very vibrant scene. A far cry from the current poshness of it all. I don't know which Jazz musician (or other) could nowadays afford do live there. Brooklyn, maybe? Queens? It seems to be completely gentrified.

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  10. Here is Lester Bowe's two albums on American Gumbo - my CDs to flac, pics from discogs (from the original albums):
    https://1fichier.com/?peap176o61

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    1. This was fast. Thank you very much.

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  11. RIP Charles "Bobo" Shaw (September 15, 1947 – January 16, 2017)

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    1. The sad and shocking news. Glory to him. He was and will remain my favorite drummer.

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    2. https://stljazznotes.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/charles-bobo-shaw-1947-2017.html

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  12. Charles Bobo Shaw - Sleep well Big Man..

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