Ronnie Ross: Cleopatra’s Needle (1968) UK Fontana/ (2006) Universal

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Selection: Cleopatra’s Needle (Ross) . . . Artists Ronnie Ross ,baritone saxophone; Spike Heatley, bass; Ronnie Stephenson, Tony Carr, drums; Bill Le Sage, piano, vibraphone; Art Elefson, tenor saxophone; Les Condon, trumpet. Recorded in London, June 1968, engineer unknown. Universal reissue producer – Yoshihisa … Continue reading

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Bird Curtis Quintet (1967) Tony Pike Music/ Jazzaggression 2014

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  Selection: Tartan Reign and Victory in Splendour (Curtis) . . . Artists Ian Bird – tenor, alto sax; John Curtis – trumpet; Ray Shea – piano; Daryl Runswick – bass; Tim Woolley – drums. Recorded  at Tony Pike Music … Continue reading

Graham Collier Music: Songs For My Father (1970) Fontana – UPDATED, photos

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Another excursion into the progressive detachment of British from American jazz in the second half of the 1960s. This one heads further out into the realms of progressive big-band: lauding composition, fragmentation and complexity. If “The Sound Of Surprise” (W. Balliett) no longer … Continue reading