Minor Works

Format: CD
Release Date: 7/5/2019
Label: Sdban
Availability: Backorder

Jack the hipster. A musician's musician. The white negro from the docks. Jack Sels has been given many nicknames throughout the years. The Antwerp saxophone player who died at the mere age of 48 in 1970, remains Belgium's most mythical jazz musician, both to those who knew him during his lifetime and those who only know him from the stories - and there are quite some stories to be told about Jack Sels. Throughout his career, he would play with jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Young, Lou Bennett, and Lucky Thompson, but he remained virtually unknown outside Belgium due to his reluctance to leave Antwerp. Almost fifty years after his death, Jack Sels remains Belgium's most intriguing jazz musician. Partly due to his limited discography, he is overlooked by a wider audience. Yet, his contribution to the development of the modern jazz scene in Belgium cannot be overestimated, and neither can his influence on his fellow musicians, to whom he was the embodiment of jazz. As vibraphone player Fats Sadi once said: "I loved Jack. He had never studied music and didn't have the least bit of technique. But if Jack played, the gates of heaven opened. Jack was more jazz than jazz itself." Minor Works is a collection of rare, previously unreleased studio and live recordings paying homage to the life and jazz of the enigmatic musician.

1. Spanish Lady
Length: 04:00
2. Ginger
Length: 02:54
3. Nick's Kick
Length: 04:20
4. Dorian 0437
Length: 03:20
5. La Campimania
Length: 03:36
6. African Dance
Length: 02:09
7. Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise
Length: 05:29
8. Blues for a Blonde
Length: 03:24
9. Blue Triptichon
Length: 04:35
10. Rain on the Grand Place
Length: 02:30
11. Night in Tunisia
Length: 07:51
12. Minor Works
Length: 03:31
13. Tchak-Tchak
Length: 02:48
14. Invitation
Length: 02:43
15. Minor 5
Length: 03:21
16. The Preacher
Length: 04:44
17. Dong
Length: 04:24
18. Gemini
Length: 05:47
19. It Might as Well Be Spring
Length: 04:59
20. Night in Tunisia
Length: 07:59
21. Taking a Chance on Love
Length: 09:34
22. Zonky
Length: 09:39
23. Blue Monk
Length: 11:28
24. Swingin' the Blues
Length: 08:06
25. Walkin'
Length: 10:03
26. Unknown Title
Length: 06:41
27. Broadway
Length: 12:18
Album Details
Disc Count: 2
Total Length: 152:13
UPC: 5414165107828