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 tone: “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

Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath (1971) RCA Neon

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Straying over the boundaries of 50s/60s jazz, putting a toe into the early ’70s, turning the focus back home to Britain, and the influence of expatriate African jazz musicians on the evolving British jazz scene. Think: Londonjazzcollector. British jazz started … Continue reading

Seismic changes in Europe, jazz unaffected, mostly.

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Following the earth-shattering UK referendum result to leave membership of the European Union, I want to re-assure all jazz-loving readers around the world that LondonJazzCollector will REMAIN your premier UK jazz blog, and LEAVE you to comment on all posts as usual, in … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: Jeff Kruger’s Jazz At The Flamingo (1956) Tempo

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Selection: Laker’s Day (Baseball and basketball fans may want to skip this section) . Tubby Hayes dedicates his second guest spot, Laker’s Day, to English cricketer Jim Laker  – who just that day had taken a record 19 wickets in one day against … Continue reading

The British Jazz Explosion (1966-9) EMI Lansdowne

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Five Selections: your five-a-day portions of jazz, for a healthy listening diet. I provide a sample from an album, they provide a sample from an album, I figure if its good enough for them it’s good enough for me too. Artists: … Continue reading

The Jazz Couriers In Concert (Tempo, 1958)

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Last Updated: January 27, 2018 Track Selection: The Serpent (Hayes)  Ronnie Scott (ts) Tubby Hayes (ts) Terry Shannon (p) Phil Bates (b) Bill Eyden (d) Live at the Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, London in 1957 Britain’s answer to the Jazz Messengers. The Dominion … Continue reading