I really appreciate the design & Layout of the publication:
a little Booklet full of info and 2 unknown archive photos.
Great! And the music is challenging as usual. A fine balance between structure and freedom. In many cases the pieces are full of interesting ideas and everything sounds very modern and contemporary. Overall a sense of freedom, spontaneity & joy.
It's an album full of life and love.
Claudio Bonomi - Italian Jazz Journalist
THIS IS FANTASTIC And I wish you well with it."
Michael King 'Reel Recordings' - Canada.
DISK UNION JAPAN, HAVE JUST MADE A BIG ORDER FOR BOB'S FLASHBACK CD, WHICH THEY WILL DISTRIBUTE THROUGHOUT JAPAN WITH THE 'OBI STRIP' (see Wikipedia)
FLASHBACK cd is now available at www.downtownmusicgallery.com (New York City)
here is an excerpt from Bruce Lee Gallanter the Store proprieter about FLASHBACK:
"What I dig most about this music is the spirited, exhuberant quality. I had to dance around since it made me feel so good."
BOB DOWNES OPEN MUSIC TRIO
It's 35 years since Bob Downes released any Jazz on his record label Openian.
The Album contains entirely previously unreleased music of Live and Studio recordings from that magical period of the early 70's that Swing, Steam, Stomp and Storm.
Bob Downes plays tenor & alto saxes, simultaneously played saxes and tracks with him playing soprano sax, a 'Horn' never before featured by Downes on any previous Jazz releases. Also to be heard is his very individual approach on flute, alto flute, bamboo flute and vocals.
Barry Guy on bass, plays in a way like you will have surely have never heard him before. There is even a track with him playing electric bass and of course Guy is in his usual 'Top Form'.
Downes' favourite British drummer Denis Smith is exceptionally creative throughout the entire album.
Included in the Booklet is the flute theme with chords of 'Funky Groove', one of the tracks that appear on the album.
Track titles: Brasilian Beauty, Funky Groove (I), Funky Groove (II), Wavelength, Asian Aura, Wailing, Whorefying Experience, Seashore, Maya, Blues Ride, Walkin' Runnin' Man, West Eleven
Your new CD is INCREDIBLE. Thank you for your music and Best Regards.
(Francisco Macias, shop proprioter, Spain) www.discopat.com
Rave reviews about FLASHBACK in 'All about Jazz', 'Jazz Wise', and WIRE magazines.
But somebody that heard it said it was 'too Jazzy'. Can't figure that one out?!
"Purchasers of FLASHBACK, wherever they live in the World, may send paper money in their local currency in a letter, to combat the RIDICULOUS transfer charges that Banks make.
BOB DOWNES OPEN MUSIC TRIO CD,