Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ars Nova – Sunshine And Shadows (1969)

H WEA Records (με label Atlantic SD 8221) μας έκανε την χάρη πριν χρόνια να ανατυπώσει απρόσμενα τον 2ο δίσκο των Ars Nova. Εδώ έχουμε να κάνουμε με ένα δίσκο που τα έχει όλα. Και όταν λέω όλα, εννοώ ψυχεδέλια, jazz, rock, blues, charleston και bossa nova. Κατά την άποψή μου τα απόδωσαν όλα άψογα δημιουργώντας ένα όμορφο Lp πολύ ευχάριστο στο άκουσμα.

Ars Nova was a rock/classical hybrid group formed in New York in 1967. Its later lineup was Wyatt Day (guitar), John Pierson (vocals, bass, trombone), Sam Brown (guitar), Jimmy Owens (trumpet, cornet), Art Koenig (bass), and Jo Hunt (drums). Ars Nova released its debut album in April 1968 and was profiled in the June 28, 1968, issue of Life magazine, hype that didn't help. The album didn't chart, the band reorganized, and there was a second album, Sunshine and Shadows, in June 1969.

Members:
Sam T. Brown: guitar
Wyatt Day: guitar, vocals
Joseph Hunt: drums, percussion
Art Koenig: Bass
Jimmy Owens: trumpet, horn
Jon Pierson: vocals

Tracks:
1 Sunshine and Shadows
2 I Was Once
3 Temporary Serenade
4 She Promises Everything
5 Well, Well, Well
6 You Had Better Listen
7 Round Once Again
8 Walk on the Sand
9 Rubbish
10 Please Don't Go Now

2 comments:

skip sievert said...

It was a really good band. I liked the album a lot... the first one. I would be nice to hear it again.

Killing floor said...

Ευχαριστώ γιά τήν ανακάλυψη.
Δέν ήξερα, αλλά έμαθα.!!!