It may seem futile in such a crowded field to start a new blog... but I would like to share some material from my record collection that so far has been hard to hear online.
I will not always post downloadable links although a digital copy will always be available for those who are eager enough to hear the material and willing to email. This is because often some amount of money was invested in the vinyl and making it easily available would be counterproductive for the purpose of selling. On a positive note, once a record is sold, there is less reason to hold it back. More importantly I will not post anything released either to CD or for digital download e.g. iTunes but only out of print records, usually from at least 30 years in the past.
On this wonderful and relaxing outing from 1986 Germany, Florian Poser, the celebrated jazz vibraphonist (who earlier produced three albums with the fusion band name Lifeline), plays all the instruments, and composed and arranged all the pieces. A list of instruments:
Vibraphone, Marimba [Marimbaphone], Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Grand Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Yamaha Px7], Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Cymbal, Percussion, Computer [Digital Rhythm Computer].
In comparison to the Lifeline albums I think these songs are more accessible and well-written with a minimum of unnecessary improvisations. Despite the bleak and frigid cover, there is an entertaining warmth to the compositions that I find quite appealing.
Here is my favourite track, Rainy Day, which is perfect where I'm sitting at here this chilly fall day: