Friday, 13 November 2009

Morris Goldberg's Urban Jazz Band (1975)


When talking of Cape Jazz pioneers Morris Goldberg’s name is usually mentioned in the same sentence along with Dollar Brand and Chris McGregor. This gem was recorded in 1975 when Goldberg was visiting South Africa from his New York base. Both Goldberg and percussionist Monty Weber were part of the “Manenburg” legend. Goldberg was the third saxophone player whose name does not appear on the cover credits. Read some of the back-story here.

Strangely, this record does not feature on Goldberg’s own discography. You can read more about Morris Goldberg and his band Ojoyo here.
MORRIS GOLDBERG AND CHRIS SCHILDER. ART CENTRE, GREENPOINT COMMON 1966 - PHOTO BY IAN HUNTLEY
Thank you Tony McGregor for making this album available for sharing.

Produced by Morris Goldberg and David Bravo. Recorded at U.C.A. studios Loop Street, Cape Town, April 1975. ATC 8000

1. Woo Woo (Bravo)
2. Urban Jazz Suite (Bravo, Goldberg) – runs on into “That’s What the Old Lady Said”
3. When She Kissed the Spanish Cow (Bravo)
4. Dance 4.3 (Goldberg)
5. Tina (Bravo).

Marc Duby: Bass
Cecil Ricca: Drums
Monty Weber: Congas, Timbales and Percussion
Morris Goldberg: Alto and soprano sax and clarinet
David Bravo: Acoustic and Electric Piano

4 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot; that's some very cool music. -- Murf

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  2. Still cathing up... wonderful album, thanks so much for sharing!

    I love the rich sound, ripe with emotion, full of vibrato, the slurrs and all that... going back to Johnny Hodges, yet doing that in a modern way, and of course to those infectuous ZA-rhythms we all love so much!

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  3. Great.Thanks very much.

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