Sunday, 29 March 2020

By request, Osiris Featuring Toto Blanke & Charlie Mariano‎, recorded 1978






Somebody pointed this out to me long ago, and it took this long for it to surface for sale.  Long before any pandemic was on the horizon.  Everyone now can have a listen.  I don't think I need to mention the two famous artists involved here, but note that the remainder of the musicians are not so well known.  It seems to be a one-off band in a live performance, with information included here.

Note that the sound of the recording is not ideal, and I'm being a little uncharacteristically complimentary, being on a par with some really rough and ready primitive mikes, maybe hidden in someone's briefs for the chief purpose of impressing a lady companion.  The first track in particular might drive you a little crazy in some parts as it did me with its static non-white noise.  Luckily that's a short drive for me.

There is a bit of eastern stuff, a bit of fusion, some nice electric and some nice acoustic guitar stuff.  All over the place, but more jazzy in general than I would've expected given those two huge talents dominating the set.  The duet of them 2 is nice and has the advantage of being familiar:





Recorded November 16th 1978, Festsaal Schweriner Schloß, Schwerin.
More requests upcoming.

Stay safe and be careful out there and let's hope the music sees us through to the day when it will be all carefree again like it was before...





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  2. Hi. Thanks for this. Interestingly, I am just now listening to Meditation On A Landscape - Tagore with Wolfgang Dauner and Charlie Mariano on youtube and thought i would pop over to your blog to see if you had ever posted it. Have a good day/evening.

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    1. Really beautiful ! Thanx for pointing it out :-)

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  3. Thanx for this, Julian !
    Any kind of eastern tinged jazz is always welcome <3
    Have a nice week :-)

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  4. "maybe hidden in someone's briefs for the chief purpose of impressing a lady companion"...ha ha love your wit!
    thanks julian another i had and sold then regretted now happy man!

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  5. Festsaal Schweriner Schloß, Schwerin.
    try saying that after a few drinks ??

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  6. Thx for this one, very interesting!

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  7. but first track is damaged is that o.k. ?!

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    1. I think it's the recording, not this specific cd

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  8. maybe someone have that 1st track.... ?

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  9. Aloha Julian, first and most important, I hope you and your family are well. Please take care of yourselves.

    I'm not sure if it was I that suggested this, I think it might have been. I just want to send you a big Mahalo. I have yet to listen, but I am a big fan of Pork-pie Thanks so very much.

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  10. You're probably right, enjoy it, stay safe!

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  11. ive downloaded the file several times, and first tracks keeps downloading with a lot of diginoise... is it just me?

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  12. it's on my rip, let me try reripping

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  13. Julian, any luck with the rerip?

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  14. Thank you, Julian!! And yes, let's wait for a clean first track, it's worth it !!!

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  15. https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/66gt0o
    new up

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  16. fantastic! thanks for the efforts!

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