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deep soulful 60s Canadian jazz reissue - Nick Ayoub Quintet - The Montreal Scene

Nick Ayoub Quintet The Montreal Scene
Nick Ayoub Quintet - The Montreal Scene
(CD) Ear This Records ETR-CD-01, 2009-11

Ear this! Records digs in the best of Canadian jazz and soundtracks from the sixities and seventies: deep jazz, soul jazz, jazz funk and more. They're offering here a superb reissue of a 1964 modal and soulful jazz album from the Nick Ayoub Quintet. The main reason Ear this! Records released the album was to get people all over the world to discover the great talent of Nick Ayoub and the 4 other talented musicians on this album. Finally making this rare gem accessible to all, with 24 bits/192 khz remastering, transfered from the original mastertapes, on a 1000-copies limited edition numbered CD with liner notes in french an english, fully licensed. Support this totally independant label!

Nick Ayoub Quintet The Montreal Scene
Nick Ayoub Quintet - The Montreal Scene
(CD) Ear This Records ETR-CD-01, 2009-11

Tracklisting :
01. Report From Cairo 5:31
02. Two And 4:05
03. Blues For McHugh 6:16
04. Pillsville 3:15
05. Ya Habibi 4:24
06. Bib & I 5:22
07. Montreal West 5:16
08. Montreal East 4:54

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Press Release :
When asked what would be the 1st record Ear this ! would reissue I had no doubt in my mind that the Nick Ayoub Quintet – The Montreal Scene would be numero uno. From the first spin I gave the record I just knew this was it. The deepness and tightness of those songs captured both my attention and need to dig more into this period to find more about these musicians and who was at the forefront of the "Scene" at that time.
I wouldn't imagine my research would take me months later to contact Miss Ayoub and her son musician Jimmy Ayoub (former Mahogany Rush's drummer) to get the process started. With their help we found the original master tapes of this session down in th basement. I remember holding the box my heart pounding I just couldn't believe it was there, as if Nick Ayoub left it there for a purpose. Sadly Nick Ayoub has passed away in 1991 but left us high class material that will resonate forever with the reissue of this album.
Charles François Cyr / May 2009

24 bits / 192 khz remastering
transfered from the original mastertapes
1000 limited edition numbered cd
Worlwide fully licensed

Available directly from Ear this! Records
27 $ canadian including shipping for the US & CANADA
29 $ canadian incl.shipping worldwide.
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