Modern Sound Quintet* ‎– Otinku

Cree Records ‎– CLP 1229
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180g Vinyl, Gatefold

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Otinku
Written-By – J. Roachford*, K. Ayivor*, R. Smith*
A2 Flowers In The Rain
Written-By – G. Allyn*, R. Smith*
A3 Bye Bye Blackbird
Written-By – Henderson*
A4 Flamenco Groove
Written-By – Rudy Smith
A5 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Written-By – Zawinul*
B1 Sugar Daddy
Written-By – R. Smith*
B2 Bags Groove
Written-By – Milt Jackson
B3 Taking A Nap
Written-By – R. Smith*
B4 Ursia
Written-By – G. Allyn*, R. Smith*
B5 Softly As In The Morning Sunrise
Written-By – O. Hammerstein*, S. Romberg*
B6 Memphis Underground
Written-By – H. Mann*

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Recorded in Stockholm, 1971.

? 1971 EMI Ltd. Suomen Osasto Finland ? 2018 Bear Family Productions Ltd.

Re-issue on 180g Vinyl

1 Vinyl LP (180 gram) in gatefold sleeve. 11 tracks. Playing time approx. 39:07 mns.

?Re-issue of hard-to-find 1971 jazz album, originally recorded and released in Finland. Fascinating fusion of modern jazz and elements of Caribbean music, African roots and pan. Quintet featuring Rudy Smith from Trinidad & Tobago, plus musicians from Barbados, Surinam, and Ghana. The introduction of steelpan as a jazz instrument in Europe. Newly written and researched liner notes by Ray Funk, based on recent interviews with Rudy Smith. Reproduction of the original album artwork with additional information. Gatefold sleeve and 180gram vinyl pressing, remastered from the original analog master tapes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Stickered on shrink wrap): 5397102122910
  • Barcode (Printed on release): 5 3971021229 0 3
  • Label Code: LC05197
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A etched): BI26591-01 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B etched): BI26591-01 B1

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
5E 062-34334 Modern Sound Quintet* Otinku(LP, Album) Odeon 5E 062-34334 Finland 1971 Sell This Version
EM1072CD Modern Sound Quintet* Otinku(CD, Album, RE) Em Records EM1072CD Japan 2007 Sell This Version