Grupa Marina Škrgatića are one of a score of magnificent groups which came out of the former Yugoslavia who produced music of ridiculously high quality. As usual, there’s little information in English about the band, so it’s best to use Chrome or Firefox and see if you can translate this.
I’m utterly impressed with the quality of Jerusalem’s jazz scene. With performers like trumpeter Tal Gamlieli, they’re becoming a world-class scene.
Mellow. Of course, everyone who loves jazz guitar will be familiar with the work of Wes Montgomery. What came as a surprise to me is that he had brothers who were remarkable instrumentalists in their own right.
The lineup for this recording:
A new name for me, Les Big Byrd are a modern psychedelic music band which reminds me terribly of the legendary Krautrock band Neu!
Paolo Rustichelli and Carlo Bordini were two musicians from Italy who formed a progressive rock group out of the ashes of a band called Cammello Buck. Truly operatic in a sense, with powerful keyboard work. A treasure of Italian prog!
Peace & Love were a psychedelic rock/garage band out of Mexico. There isn’t much available about the band in English, but for those who can handle Spanish, this website gives a nice synopsis of their career.
Yusef Lateef was a multi-instrumentalist and one of the most unique voices jazz ever produced.