Robin Jones Seven - EL MAJA
Jazzroom - JAZZR004
A groundbreaking album, "El Maja" was released by The Robin Jones Seven in 1972.
With originals now going for a wallet busting $400 (and up!) Jazz Room Records are pleased to make this long lost classic available once more.
Uptempo, four hundred feet or more on the floor stompers like "El Maja", "Carica Papaya"and the track that Robin himself said is the first recorded Samba tune in the UK: "Batucada Da Vida" are complemented by the Afro-Boogaloo of "The Wailer", the soulful grooves of "Chant Afrique" and a particular highlight being the funk drenched "Atlas".
Roy Edwards: Trumpet and Flugel horn. Olaf Vas: Alto, Tenor and Soprano saxes. Flute, Alto Flute and Piccolo. John Porter: Keyboards, Vibes . Percy Borthwick: Bass. Tony Uter: Congas. Simon Morton: Bongo's.