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Crate Digger’s Gold: Om with Dom Um Romao

October 9, 2011

Sometimes you need to go on circumstantial evidence – in this case a very cool cover (both front and back) and a great label (ECM).  Plus a ringing endorsement from my favorite vendor at the bi-monthly Minnesota Record Show (sorry I don’t know his name, but he always resides in the same corner – NW I believe).

I did not know any of the players, but I had a good feel this was going to be good an sure enough it is. A kind of mellow Weather Report/Oregon fusion.  This came out in in 1977.

Turns out on further research  that Dom Um Ramao has played with Weather Report, Cannonball Adderley, Tony Bennett, Paul Simon, etc.

Well this turns out to be a pretty brilliant little album.  Very percussive, but also the guitars and sax gives it some real cool melodies too. Several Google’s have rendered nothing to give me more information about this album – which makes me very happy.  Wonderfully obscure – like something that would be profiled in Wax Poetics – I feel so hip!

One Comment
  1. Man are you hitting some notes with CB. I just pulled ‘Sweetnighter’ by Weather report out the other day. It was one of the first Jazz albums I heard and bought.

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