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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Madura - Madura II (1973 us, splendid progressive jazz rock, 2007 remaster)

Madura was a 1970s rock/fusion band from Chicago, United States. After the break up of Bangor Flying Circus (1969), Alan DeCarlo and Hawk Wolinski formed Madura. Only one personal change was made: drummer Michael Tegza was replaced with one of the best renowned drummers in the world: Ross Salomone.

David "Hawk" Wolinski, previous Shadows of Knight member, Alan DeCarlo and Ross Salomone recorded two albums produced by the Chicago producer James William Guercio. Hawk Wolinski later became a member of Rufus and Chaka Khan, and a successful producer and songwriter. Alan DeCarlo and Ross Salomone both appeared on Chicago keyboard player Robert Lamm's 1975 solo album "Skinny Boy,".

Madura can be seen and heard live on a short concert scene in J.W. Guercio's movie Electra Glide in Blue (1973) playing a part of "Free From the Devil". This is also included on the soundtrack from the movie. David Wolinski also appears as an actor in the movie, playing the part of "David, the VW bus driver."

The band's name "Madura" was inspired by the Meenakshi temple in Madurai. Their second album (simply named II), recorded in 1972 and released early 1973 before the band split and each one of the members took their own road.

1. Livin' in America (Madura, J.W. Guercio, T. Kath) - 5:04
2. Doctor Honornis Causa (Joseph Zauinul) - 8:25
3. I'm in the Mood for Love (Jimmy Mc Hugh, Dorothy Fields) - 1:39
4. If You Got the Dime (David Wolinski) - 4:10
5. First Time (David Wolinski) - 2:46
6. My Favorite Things (Richard Rogers, Oscar Hammerstein) - 2:26
7. Windy One (David Wolinski) - 3:45
8. Stagger Lee (H. Logan, L. Price) - 3:43
9. Save the Miracle (David Wolinski) - 4:24

*David "Hawk" Wolinski - Keyboards, Vocals
*Alan DeCarlo - Guitar, Vocals
*Ross Salomone - Drums, Vocals
Guest Musicians
*Terry Kath - Bass
*Robert Lamm - Piano
*Lee Loughane - Trumpet
*James Pankow - Trombone
*Walter Parazaider - Saxophone
*Wayne Shorter - Sax (Tenor)
*Joe Zawinul - Keyboards

1971  Madura
Related Act
1966  The Shadows Of Knight - Gloria
1965-70  Shadows Of Knight - Dark Sides
1968-69  The Shadows Of Knight - Shake! (2009 remaster)


kobilica said...

Their first album is to me great with outstanding guitar work.Many thanks for this second album.Never heard it before...

Solidboy said...

Marios aspettavo da tempo questo album. Grazie Mille. Amo i Madura alla follia

Jamie (tacobueno) said...

Thank you very much Marios! koblica's comment about their 1st album intrigues me - hope to hear it some time. Been on a real jazz & brass rock kick lately.

dr.bigsound said...

Thanks Marios to post this excellent jazz rock album, please could you post the first album?

MIF said...

"Doctor Honornis Causa" is really a great composition well played by Madura with the interpolation of "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"!!!. And then Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter...Many thanks Marios!

DanP said...

Thanks once again Marios, this can nowjoin BFC and the s/t in my collection!

rantrob said...

I forgot about this one completely. Thanks, for the reminder. For some reason I love the Madura discs.

CL said...

If You Got The Dime: I love that song since 1973 ..

zappafan said...

Dang...I'm way too late for this one. Any chance of a re-upload?

Guitarradeplastico,scraping oddities said...

Many thanks, Marios