Friday, March 09, 2007

Boomerang - "Ornament" {Kazakhstan} [1984] (jazz fusion) (kindly submitted by Serhiy)

"The second album by Boomerang, the prominent Kazakh jazz band of early 1980s that fused post-bop with elements of traditional eastern music in a very organic and thoughtful way. No covers or jazz standards on this one, all titles are composed by the band's trumpet player. The music, not especially expressive on the surfase, is intrinsically tense, and features agile trumpet work at the forefront and intelligent support by Rhodes piano and inventive rhythm section. Released in 1985 in Tashkent in the meager amount of 3,000 pieces, this record barely reached the listeners beyond the Soviet Cental Asia, and is a rarity now. Some of the Boomerang's material got reissued later on a CD by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab in the US, but I never managed to find out anything about that effort. Available for downoading is a rip of a vinyl kindly shared by Mr. Arkadiy Medvedev, Russia." friends who like oriental touches on free jazz will enjoy more.

Yury Parfionov - trumpet
Victor Nikolayev - soprano and tenor saxophones
Lev Lieplauk - fender piano
Tahir Ibragimov - percussion
Farhad Ibragimov - bass, tabla
Konstantin Lee - guitar

Thanks to Serhiy :)


nahavanda said...


Anonymous said...

Please, upload more by them! Thank you!!!!

Anonymous said...

This was a nice surprise..!!
It's rather a fine cultural deed, what you do. Exploring to us, the non-western jazz, rock etc...!!


Anonymous said...

I strongly agree with Jonas! Discovering non-western musics is a good purpose; thanks for guiding us in that way!


Anonymous said...

Thank you! This is very nice work. hope to see here MORE Jazz Fusion!!!

Anonymous said...

Is the same group that I found here:
Boomerang - Boomerang (1979)
I'm confused!
Both are greats!!! Thanks

Anonymous said...

No, these are different bands from different countries.

Anonymous said...

Upload again plase

isabelbc said...

hi Anonymous,

link in the first comment works very well o.O

Unknown said...

any chance of a re-up?

Rudy Carrera said...

Who owns the rights to these? They are amazing, and deserve wider recognition!

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