Sahib Shihab Sahib Shihab and the Danish Radio Group 180G LP Sam Records

Sahib Shihab Sahib Shihab and the Danish Radio Group 180G LP Sam Records

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Limited Edition 180G Audiophile Vinyl LP from Sam Records!
Remastered from the Original Stereo Master Tapes!
Pressed by Garcia & Co. in Marciac, France!
Strictly Limited to 3,000 Copies!

Sahib Shihab (Edmund Gregory) played with many of jazz's finest musicians. Shortly after he became one of the first jazz players to change their names due to an Islamic conversion, he joined Thelonious Monk for his Blue Note sessions. He also played with Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Pettiford and Quincy Jones. A unique musician, he was at home in every musical style, from the experimentalism of Thelonious Monk to the more direct hard bop of Art Blakey. Sahib Shihab's distinctive sound was rooted in his modernist compositions and arrangements, complemented by an intense, soulful playing style.

In 1959 he toured Europe with Quincy Jones after getting fed up with racial politics in USA and ultimately settled in Scandinavia. He worked for Copenhagen Polytechnic and wrote scores for television, cinema and theatre. He remained there until 1973. During this period, he recorded several albums as leader for European labels such as Vogue, Storyville and Futura.

In 1961 he joined The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band and remained a key figure in the band for the 12 years it ran. He married a Danish lady and raised a family in Europe, although he remained a conscious African-American still sensitive to racial issues.

This record on the Danish Oktav label, his second as a leader and also his rarest, is a true masterpiece!

Limited Edition - 3,000 Copies
180g Vinyl
Remastered from the Original Stereo Master Tapes
Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent
Pressed in Marciac, France, by Garcia & Co.
Deluxe Flipback Album Jacket
Facsimile Reissue Using the Original Artwork
Double Insert Using an Original Photo by Jan Persson
Each Record Has Been Visually Checked to Prevent Defects

Sahib Shihab baritone saxophone, flute, cowbell
Poul Hindberg alto saxophone, clarinet
Ib Renard baritone saxophone
Bent Nielsen baritone saxophone, flute, clarinet
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen bass
Alex Riel drums
Allan Botschinsky trumpet
Fritz von Bülow guitar
Bent Axen piano
Bent Jædig tenor saxophone, flute
Niels Husum tenor saxophone
Svend Åge Nielsen trombone, bass trombone
Torolf Mølgaard trombone, euphonium
Palle Bolvig trumpet
Palle Mikkelborg trumpet
Poul Kjældgård tuba
Louis Hjulmand vibraphone

Side A:
  1. Di-Da
  2. Dance of the Fakowees
  3. Not Yet
  4. Tenth Lament
Side B:
  1. Mai Ding
  2. Harvey's Tune
  3. No Time for Criers
  4. The Crosseyed Cat
  5. Little French Girl

UPC: 3770010277187