Fitz Gore & The Talismen – Fitz Gore & The Talismen (2009/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 53:13 minutes | 590 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Perfect Toy Records
Perfect Toy Records presents the rare recordings of Jamaican born saxophone player Fitz Gore and his group The Talismen recorded between the years 1975-1979. The selection is carefully picked by Gore’s wife Gisela, and the material is sourced from three extremely rare private pressed LP’s: Soundmagnificat (1975), Soundnitia (1975), Soundmusication (1976), and the EP Soundnova (1979), all originally released by Gisela’s and Fitz’s private label GORBRA RECORDS, based in Bonn, Germany.
Fitz Gore came from Jamaica to Europe in the early 50s and learned to play the tenor saxophone by himself. He traveled to various locations in Europe looking for musicians to play with and developed his unique spiritual ideas in music. For Gore the spiritual meaning – to be real and authentic – was more important than to play licks. Gore lived for a period in London, Copenhagen and then in Paris where he acquainted with legendary musicians like Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Mal Waldron, Steve McCall, and Jimmy Woods.
1. Revival Time (Nella’s Farewell) (08:19)
2. Musication (the Talisman) (2) (05:58)
3. Porcellain (05:35)
4. Song For My Father (10:43)
5. Mariella’ Amor (11:13)
6. Gisela (Lions Rock) (05:37)
7. Summertime (05:48)