Harry Beckett: Joy Unlimited (1974) Cadillac – remastered 2020

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Selections: brought to you direct from vinyl, via Avid Acutus Reference TT, SME arm, Dynavector TKR cart, custom-built valve pre and power amp, final stage tape out to Citrix DAC/ upload to WordPress embedded player at 320kbps. Sounds pretty good … Continue reading

Don Rendell: Set 2 (1979) Spotlite

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Selection: Waltz (Alan Wakeman) .  .  . Tracklist A1. Becclesology (Rendell)     12:05A2. Devon Dance (Rendell)     11.41B3. Waltz  (Wakeman)   8:34B4. It Could’ve Happened to You (Wakeman)  8:05B5. Unicorn (Saberton)     9:11 Artists Don Rendell, tenor sax, soprano sax, flute; … Continue reading

Joe Harriott/ Amancio D’Silva: Hum Dono (1969) Vocalion 2015

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Selection 1: (previously posted from British Jazz Explosion compilation) : Hum Dono (D’Silva) .  .  . Selection 2: N.N.N.T (D’Silva) .  .  . Internet search for the initials “N.N.N.T.” draws a complete blank. What could they signify? “Hum Dono” translates … Continue reading

Michael Gibbs: Tanglewood 63 (1971) Deram

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Selection: Tanglewood 63 (Gibbs) .  .  . Selection: Sojourn (Gibbs) .  .  . Track List A1  Tanglewood 63A2  FanfareA3  SojournB1  CanticleB2  Five For England Artists Musical Director – Michael Gibbs as composer/arranger Jeff Clyne, acoustic bass;  Alan Ford, Fred Alexander, cello; Clive … Continue reading

Graham Collier Music: Mosaics (1970) UK Philips (+Photo Updates)

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Selection: Theme 6, Ensemble,Tenor solo and Tenor Cadenza, duet .  .  . Artists Graham Collier, leader, bass; Harry Beckett, trumpet; Geoff Castle, piano; Alan Wakemen, tenor/soprano sax; Bob Sydor, tenor/alto sax; John Webb, drums; recorded live at The Torrington, Lodge … Continue reading

Clifford Jordan: Hello Hank Jones (1978) East World, direct-to-disc

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Too much British Jazz? Time To Go Home. But is home US, or Japan? Selection: Vienna (C.Jordan)  (long! 17:10) .  .  . Artists Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone; Hank Jones, Piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Freddie Waits, drums; recorded July 25, 1978. … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: The Fontana Albums (1961-69) Universal/Decca 2019

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Suspicious plain package arrives by courier for LJC, driver speeds away. Bomb squad put on standby.  Shortly afterwards, British Jazz Explosion follows. Opening the package revealed a red sealed box with carefully taped edges, inside, tightly packed with eleven replica … Continue reading

Dudley Moore Trio, The (1969) Decca

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Selection 1: Bag of Chris (Karan) .  .  . Artists Dudley Moore, piano; Chris Karan (Chrisostomos Karanikis), drums, tablas; Jeff Clyne, Bass. Recording engineer George Chkiantz Chkiantz’s prime territory was ’70s  guitar-based rock and prog-rock: Led Zeppelin (Whole Lotta Love) … Continue reading

Don Rendell: Space Walk (1970) EMI Lansdowne

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Selection: Antibes (Rendell) .  .  . Artists Don Rendell: clarinet, flute, soprano and tenor sax; Stan Robinson: clarinet, flute, tenor sax; Peter Shade: flute, vibraphone; Jack Thorncroft: bass; Trevor Tomkins: drums. Recorded Lansdowne Studios, Holland Park, December 16th, 1970, recording … Continue reading

Don Rendell Ian Carr: Shades of Blue (1964) EMI/Jazzman 2018

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Selection: Shades of Blue (Neil Ardley) . . . Artists Dave Green, bass; Trevor Tomkins, drums; Colin Purbrook, piano; Don Rendell, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone; Ian Carr, trumpet, flugelhorn; recorded London, October 1 – 2, 1964 Music All-Music sets the scene: “There are … Continue reading

Graham Collier: Deep Dark Blue Centre (1967) Deram

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’60s British Jazz Alert! Queen’s English courtesy of Google Translate. Selection: Crumblin’ Cookie .  .  . Artists Graham Collier: bass, arrangements; Dave Aaron, alto saxophone, flute; Karl Jenkins, baritone saxophone, oboe; John Marshall, drums;  Philip Lee, guitar;  Michael Gibbs, trombone; trumpet, flugelhorn, Harry Beckett … Continue reading

Johnny Scott: Communication (1967) EMI

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Not everything is as it seems.  A post on sketchy identities, confusion, possibly even deception. It introduces a relatively unknown British jazz artist named Scott. Not Tony, not Ronnie, but…Johnny. And even that’s not his real name. Follow the twists and turns in another  jazz mystery tour. … Continue reading

Don Rendell/ Ian Carr : Phase III (1967) EMI Lansdowne

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Selection: Crazy Jane ( Carr  ) … The selection Crazy Jane narrowly defeated the more mainstream track On! due to the latter’s lengthy drum solo – a feature of many  ’60s recordings, an outbreak of instrumental democracy and fair play, everyone gets … Continue reading