28 March 2014

Helen Merrill with the Gary Peacock trio-S'posin 1971


The great Helen Merrill's most challenging, outer worldly record ever,,featuring loose , free  highly textured arrangements, by Masahiko Sato, and Peacock , recorded just 4 months before the epochal.. "Samadhi' by the trio...
This also features a touching version of Ellington's in a sentimental mood' which is so obviously Gary Peacock's,very moving tribute to Jimmy Blanton... beautiful oh so beautiful, painfully so..

Only reissued on Cd in Japan and out of print to the best of my knowledge ..
This rip is taken from the early 70's Storyville LP ..

Helen Merrill is as far as i know still recording...and well worth supporting !
she has a website here
ENJOY!!!!

LINK

38 comments:

SOTISE said...

FLAC-PICS
http://ko94oshznp.1fichier.com/

Daniel Cecil said...

Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

headman said...

This looks very good but the link doesn't seem to be working, Sotise.

Andy said...

Hi Sotise. I'm very excited by this offering. The link is taking me to a page where the download button doesn't seem to do anything but the offer to subscribe is there. I was actually intending to subscribe, but surely I should be able to download this without doing so. Am I missing something do you think? Best wishes.

Dirk Bill said...

Helen Merrill is just about my favorite singer ever, and this is a real gem; never heard it or heard of it till now. I would have moved to Japan a long time ago if I had only known she was there! Thank you for this and your entire blog.
Andy, I used the Download button at the bottom of the page, and although no bells and whistles went off, the file came over no problem. I'm using Safari on a Mac. You need to hear this!

ritzbird said...

Most appreciated , beautiful singer, great band. Thank you.

SOTISE said...

Andy et al,I'm not certain ,what's happening for those who cant access, the file .. that is indeed the correct export link... try either using another browser, or deleting cookies then restarting internet explorer...
what i will also do is insert a hyper link in the post , i have no idea how to do that here in the comments.

bventure said...

Thanks for this Sotise. I had no trouble with the link in IE11, just clicked on the Download button at the bottom and away it went (had to close the inevitable pop-up of course!).

headman said...

Kepp getting the messahe "File not found" on both IE and Chrome.

Anyone got any idea what the problem is?

Andy said...

OK it's with other 1F links too. I feel as though it's to make me pay the subscription.

Andy said...

Maybe someone else who has files uploaded there is having the same thing?

Andy said...

AH HA! I logged out - it's now downloading. Phew!

Andy said...

2nd AH HA. I paid the subscription.
Tried the link again and the 'Save as' box pops straight up. A learning curve eh? Thanks Sotise. GREAT POST!

headman said...

I cleared the cookies and tried again and it worked!

Thanks again, Sotise!

Vinylust said...

WOW. A name I had heard, but was completely unfamiliar with. What a revelation! Similar to hearing "Comme a la Radio" for the first time, a sparkling combination of amazing musicians with spectacular vocal interpretation. Thank you Sotise. My quest to hear more Helen has begun. (PS, no trouble for me to download using Chrome).

Uri said...

Thank you sotise for this gem.
I would associate this kind of music with Jeanne Lee but not with Helen Merill.

SOTISE said...

Andy glad you've got it, for anyone who doesn't and is using ie,or chrome try deleting cookies and browsing history, i logged out of my account and had no problem...

ALSO TRY THE HYPER LINK IN THE POST JUST BELOW "ENJOY"

SOTISE said...

Vinyl lust, lots of wonderful Merrill around...

Try a shade of difference, and the feeling is mutual from the mid 60's, both currently available..

they are this great, if a touch straighter, the music makers on owl with Lacy,Casa forte 1980.. not to mention all the great 50's records,not least the stunning 1954 self titled debut..

lots of kitschy specialty albums too made mainly for the japanese pop market... bossa, beatles, folk etc

kinabalu said...

Worked fine on first try, using Chrome. Link at the bottom of the page, as said by poster up above.No need to clear/delete/digest cookies. As for the substantive content, it shall be inspected in due course.

Scraps said...

Omigod, I like Helen Merrill so much, and I never seen this. Thank you thank you!

Bill said...

Thanks, Sotise. One of the most wonderful Merrill albums I've heard.

headman said...

I've been playing this all day today...it's FANTASTIC!..and it's a very nice sounding rip also..well done!
She really is/was a wonderful vocalist, never afraid to take chances and pairing her with Gary Peacock was an inspired choice. This was recorded when Gary was living in Japan and for those interested the pianist and drummer on this date are Masahiko Satoh and Motohiko Hino.
Gary's two albums with this trio "Eastward (1970)" and "Voices (1971)" are also worth hearing.

Scoredaddy said...

thanks very much. looking forward to listening to this

Cookie,zo? said...

Clifford Brown!!!

Anonymous said...

this is a great album. helen always loved a conversational bassist; check her on multiple dates with ron carter. funny, morton and cook in the penguin guides express that peacock was on hiatus from music during his years studying macrobiotics in japan, before manfred of ecm persuaded him to come back to it, and thus was born the jarrett/dejohnette standards trio. this album among many others (even on columbia label) prove that you can't form a history of an artist or a movement from merely the records you happen to have access to at the store. they obviously needed to take inconstant sol into account!!!!!!!!

Wade Cottingham said...

thanks for this rare record by two favorite artists!

Wallofsound said...

This seems to be a hit all round. It is in the wallofsound listening room (and the car and on my ipod). Didn't know this even existed. Thank you for the introduction.

paul said...

Many thanks. One of my favourite singers.

Solomon said...

Thank you!

onxidlib said...

Hey - this share is simply great. Finally I managed to give it a listen yesterday.
I am much more into intrumental music but this is easily on my top 10 list of vocal albums.
WHY has this sublime album seen no reissue?
Shall chceck out other recordings from Helen Merrill.
Thank you, sotise!!!!!:-)!!!!


SOTISE said...

Hey Onxi, glad you dig it... as a matter of fact i think it was reissued once on CD in the 90's.. big bucks for that,now though....
H.Merrill deserves better!

hideo said...

Over the top ... the post and of course, the whole blog!

Phillip Ford said...

Thanks for the Helen LP uploads, I thought I had all of her stuff, 'Sposin is indeed a really trippy work, even more than the one she did with the poet's interludes.

prairireboy said...

Any chance of a reupload on this. i'd appreciate it.

Thanks.



Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

Most probably I still have the files on my pc. Try to locate and reup it tonight.

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...

1fichier

francisco santos said...

great!...
BIG THX!...

prairieboy said...

Thank you!!