Δευτέρα, 14 Μαΐου 2012

Har-You Percussion Group - Har-You Percussion Group [1969]



   A legendary bit of Latin from the New York scene of the 60s – recorded by a host of youthful players working under the direction of percussionist Montego Joe! The group's name is a contraction of "Harlem Youth" – a program in which all players participated, as part of an effort to get kids involved in music uptown – spearheaded by Montego Joe, whose guidance in the set is greatly appreciated! There's a strong Latin Soul vibe running through the set – but one that's different than Joe's other work, a bit more rootsy at times, given all the percussion in the lineup – but warmed up nicely with bits of guitar, trumpet, and alto sax. The album's filled with great groovers – including the classic "Welcome To The Party", and the amazing "Oua-Train" jazz cut, which has a slightly spiritual feel. Other tracks include "Feed Me Good", "Barrets Bag", "Tico", "Ngoma", and "Santa Cruz".



                                                                Enjoy!

2 σχόλια:

Ανώνυμος είπε...

dear friend
thanks for this rare artifact from the past.
yours sincerely
alfred venison

Fantis Bastunis είπε...

dear alfred,
thank you for your kind words.
i'm glad you enjoy it!