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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sonny Simmons - Moers 1995 (Pre-FM/FLAC)

Here's a supplement to the two previously posted Sonny Simmons shows. This time, it's in FLAC. A great trio set from Moers 1995, with Zarak Simmons on drums and Eugene Baylon Jackson on bass. The focus of course is mainly on Simmons' wailing alto sax. He goes through an extended medley (going into "My Favourite Things" quickly around 16:50) and does that staple, "Body and Soul," as an encore. Highly recommended!

Please note that some of the spellings are wrong in the txt-file that comes with the download - all's correct below, taken from the sessionography on Simmons' site. I wasn't aware the Moers date was listed there in its entirety when I prepared this post a few weeks back - apologies, please!

Sonny Simmons
Moers (Germany), 24. International New Jazz Festival
June 3, 1995

Sonny Simmons - alto sax
Eugene Baylon Jaceldo - bass
Zarak Simmons - drums

1. Ancient Ritual
    Trumpet Ship
    Theme for Geraldine
    (Sonny Simmons) 40:44 [continuous performance]

2. Body and Mind (aka Body and Soul) (& other titles)
    (Green-Sour-Heyman-Eyton) 12:42

TT: 53:27

Sound: A
Lineage: pre-fm > ? > CDR > EAC > WAV > FLAC


ubu said...

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Art Simon said...

Cool! Thanks!

ubu said...

Glad to see some interest in Sonny Simmons!

Baby Breeze said...

Definitely interest in Simmons from me. A unique voice we're lucky is still around. Thanks, F.

eugene babylon said...

bass player's full name listed as Jacbloo
is Eugene Baylon Jaceldo

ubu said...

Thank you for the correction, and sorry for the mis-spelling! So is that you who played with Sonny Simmons! Honoured to see you pay visit to my humble blog!

eugene babylon said...

Sonny is a force in American Music!
I have visited the Moers site and even at the time, my name was listed as that...i should adopt it...


ubu said...

Ooops - sorry! Finally corrected the spelling!

hulaboy said...

Thanks for this, Ubu. I heard Mr. Simmons perform about four weeks after this, with a different bassist (Charnett Moffett) and drummer, in Montreal. I was blown away by his rendition of Body and Soul, so I'm eager to hear this version.

cba said...

This must be a killer.
I can't understanding why SS is that much undervalued.
I still look for stuff with Barbara Donald.

Thanks A L O T & i hope to find more SS here :-)