Eddie Louiss, John Surman, Daniel Humair – Our Kind Of Sabi (1970/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Eddie Louiss, John Surman, Daniel Humair – Our Kind Of Sabi (1970/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 39:18 minutes | 738 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: highresaudio.com | Front Cover | © MPS
Recorded: August 27, 28 and 29, 1970 At Nippon Columbia Studio Akasaka, Tokyo

The brilliant French Hammond organist and pianist Eddy Louiss worked with the likes of Kenny Clarke, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Stan Getz; reed player John Surman and drummer Daniel Humair have long been major forces on the European scene. Louiss also recorded the title piece on Stan Getz’s “Dynasty” album – here the trio presents a wilder version with fiery solos from Surman’s baritone and Louiss on Hammond. This trio likes their Sabi hot with a Spanish tinge. On the Martinique folk song Zafe Ko Ida, the great Norwegian bassist Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson joins Louiss on Marimba and Humair on drums, keeping with the tradition of the Caribbean before Eddy switches to piano and the three transform the sound of the islands into swinging jazz. Song For Martine brings Surman back on soprano and Louiss once again sitting behind the Hammond with a plaintive balladic feel before moving into an Afro-Latin groove that underpins passionate solos. On Humair’s Out Of The Sorcellery Louiss pedals the Latinesque two-beat bass line on Hammond as he and Humair conjure their magical interplay. A classy trio album with Louiss’ superb Hammond organ play front and center and a glimmering of the Caribbean dancing in the shadows.


1. Our Kind of Sabi 10:49
2. Zafe Ko Ida 07:32
3. Song for Martine 16:42
4. Out of the Sorcellery 04:13


John Surman, baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, double bass
Daniel Humair, drums
Eddie Louiss, organ, piano, marimba