2010/04/18

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Hei, poisid, pingutage!
Instrumentaalansambel Jaan Kumani juhatusel
Viis: Uno Naissoo
Arranžeering: Jaan Kuman
Tantsurütme I (Melodija 7")

mida öelda? tahaks öelda paljut, aga kõike veel ei tea. Jaan Kumani tantsurütmide väikeste vinüülide sarja puhul on tegu hetkel avaliku saladusega Eesti levimuusika vinüülide maailmas. minu arust ka üks lahedamaid momente eesti vinüüli ajaloos. kõige ootamatuma ja uskumatuma saundiga eesti vinüülid. kuidas küll juhtus, et üks instrumentaalgrupp jõudis sellise funk muusikani.
Kumani juhitud instrumentaalansamblis mängisid oma aja parimad jazz elik instrumentaalmuusikud. tegutseti ajal, kui jazz alles hakkas välja tulema varjusurmast, seega mängiti veel "tantsumuusikat". grupp tegutses 1975-1978 stuudioansamblina, lindistati eesti muusikat, sealhulgas Uno Naissoo ja Valter Ojakääru loomingut.
anne ermi raamatu järgi sündisid "Tantusrütmide" plaadid tänu tantsulugude võistlusele. tulemused plaadistati Kumani ansambli poolt. teadaolevalt on Tantsurütmide sarjas ilmunud 6 ep-d. mida ma võin tunnistada, olen neid kõiki ju näinud oma silmaga. juhuslikult alustame kõige vähem tuntud esimese osaga. sarja parim lugu on minu arust 5. plaadi peal, aga kuuldes esimest osa ja seda konkreetset lugu, olin küll põrmustatud. nii häbematu funk groove on uskumatu. algul kärisev kitarr, mis siis asendub wah wah lainetustega, trummar mängimas head rütmi, bongod toetamas, suurepärane wind section - Kuman ise ju trompetist. kuld.

incredible jazzfunk from Estonia. it's taken from ep called Dance rhythms, there's 5 singles in this series and one is better than other (though there's non-funk rhythms too). these were released after dance music contest and Jaan Kuman group were given opportunity to record these. Kuman group consisted of best Estonian jazz musicians, though they existed at the time, when jazz was still under cover business, so they were only "instrumentalists". maestros like L. Saarsalu, H. Aniko, T. Paulus etc played there, group leader was Jaan Kumann, who's great trompetist and also great arranger as you can hear. he arranged all tracks on ep's, also wrote some instrumental music himself. this track is written by Estonian jazz grand master Uno Naissoo, but this funk arrangment is made by Kumann. there isn't much info about those recordings or this group or their influences. released in 1976, recorded probably year earlier.
these records are open secret among collectors, but sadly otherwise Kuman's work is mostly forgotten.

8 comments:

zencd said...

amazing! never heard about the band

mischalke04 said...

Wow, cool track! Thanks for sharing.

Nice picture of the band too. Any idea when this was recorded?

Best wishes from Berlin
Andreas

martin said...

thank you!
released in 1976, recorded probably in 1975-76. these are incredible recordings, when we consider time and place where they lived and had to work.

matiz said...

Väga uhke on 5. plaati omada, kuid juurde tahaks neid! 1. kõlab väga hästi !!

dj willderness said...

thank you for sharing this. what a great song.

D said...

Great jazz-funky tunes! I had this LP in my collection and this single too but i'm glad that you know about this band! Reagards from Russia!

Dethal said...

Stunning tune. Great blog. Greetings from Poland!

Myna said...

Good evening! How to get a link for download?