Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Caribbean-born French pianist Michel Sardaby released this in 1974 - there's three or four dreamy rhodes tracks and a few piano trio numbers. I particularly like Richard Davis' bass playing on this. "Welcome New Warmth" has been on a few compilations before.
Sardaby was born in Fort de France, Martinique in the French West Indies in 1935. Surrounded constantly by music in his dad's brasserie, he bacame a child prodigy on the piano. he went on to study art at the Boulle School in Paris before deciding to concentrate on a career as a jazz pianist. Throughout the 60s, he played piano with blues musicians like Sonny Boy Williamson and T-Bone Walker, at the same time beginning to release more jazz-focused solo albums.
I have no idea who "Gail" was/is, but i'm sure she can't have been too happy when he released an album called "Karen" in 2003 ...
03. Ten Kisses Short As One
04. Welcome New Warmth
05. Help Me Belong Here
06. Song For My Children
07. One Long As Twenty
08. Sambando Nas Ondas
Michel Sardaby (rhodes, acoustic piano)
Richard Davis (bass)
Billy Hart (drums)
Leopoldo F.Fleming (percussion)