Popol Vuh – Nosferatu The Vampyre (1978) (Original Soundtrack)

Popol Vuh – Nosferatu the Vampyre (Original Sound Track) 2019 Reissue (Germany) Original releases, 1978, as “On The Way To A Little Way” and “Brüder Des Schattens – Söhne Des Lichts “ Werner Herzog had one of the most notable and singular relationships between a director and a composer/musician through his friendship with Florian Fricke (who was basically Popul Vuh – he did the “solo-artist-with-guests-marketed-as-a-band” thing long before the indie kids).  The soundtrack to the classic Nosferatu The Vampyre film … Continue reading

Arsenio Rodríguez – Primitivo (1965)

Arsenio Rodríguez Primitivo Original release, 1965 – Roost Records LP 2261 CD reissue, 1999 Tico Records SLP-1173 The blind Afro-Cuban tres player, percussionist, composer and bandleader Arsenio Rodríguez was one of a handful of individuals who fundamentally changed Latin music in the twentieth century, a fact which history and audiences were somewhat slow to recognize.  This record features a lean, stripped-down ensemble he put together in early 1958 at the behest of Teddy Reig, who for some reason sat on … Continue reading

Tamba Trio – Tamba Trio (1975)

Tamba Trio (self-titled) RCA 888430906624 Original release 1975 Reissue 2014 (EU) 1 – 3 Horas Da Manhã  (Ivan Lins, Waldemar Correia) 2:42 2 Visgo De Jaca (Sergio Cabral, Rildo Hora) 2:35 3 Ou Bola Ou Bulica (Aldir Blanc, Joao Bosco) 2:12 4 Beira-Mar (Ivan Lins) 2:19 5 Olha Maria (Amparo) (A.C. Jobim) 4:45 6 Chorinho No. 1 (Durval Ferreira) 1:44 7 Jogo Da Vida (Sidney Miller, Danilo Caymmi) 3:15 8 Sanguessuga (Fernando Brant, Toninho Horta) 3:47 9 Janelas (Ivan Lins, … Continue reading

Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival (1972/1996)

Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival Original release 1972 Polydor (Japan) 1996 CD reissue Verve Records 314531641-2 Dipping back into the Roy Ayers Ubiquity catalog, this live performance hails from pretty early in their trajectory, and this version was expanded from the original LP to include 4 extra tracks for what is probably a pretty complete representation of their set.  (more below the break)