Crafted, contemplative, beautiful songs from 1973, with Garrick trying out Fender Rhodes for the first time, and including Fellow Feeling, in memory of Joe Harriott, who had died earlier in the year.
‘I’ve loved all the groups I’ve been involved in, but this one particularly. As Norma Winstone says, it was like a family’ (Michael Garrick).
A quintet featuring Joe Harriott and Shake Keane (with Coleridge Goode and John Barnes); alongside poets Dannie Abse, Laurie Lee, Adrian Mitchell and Jeremy Robson.
‘... reworks Duke Ellington’s approach into a personal vision comprising poetry, religious music and unusual instrumentation… a superb album of unorthodox jazz originals.’ The Guardian
A tripped-out jazz cantata — a school choir, Norma Winstone, Don Rendell, Art Themen, Henry Lowther, Coleridge Goode, alongside the pianist. Originally on Argo, under the name Garrick’s Fairground.
Exotica, a bossa, and real-deal British bebop from 1964: four unissued cues featuring The Hastings Girl Choir, and four cuts with Coleridge Goode and Bobby Orr.
From 1960: Wilton ‘Bogey’ Gaynair (tenor sax), Ellsworth ‘Shake’ Keane (trumpet, flugelhorn), Terry Shannon (piano), Jeff Clyne (bass), Bill Eyden (drums).
From 1959: Wilton ‘Bogey’ Gaynair (tenor sax), Kenny Napper (bass), Terry Shandon (piano), Bill Eyden (drums).
Highly recommended memoirs of the longtime Ladbroke Grove resident — sixty years — and Harriott associate, revealing his huge contribution to the British jazz scene.
Three albums — Down Another Road (1969), Song For My Father (1970) and Mosaics (1971) remastered onto two discs. Great line-ups, with the likes of Harry Beckett, Alan Skidmore, Geoff Castle, Chick Webb.
A long new work, and fresh looks at compositions from throughout the career of this great, neglected jazzer — setting out from a kind of British composite of Carla Bley, Mingus, Gil Evans and the Duke. Tremendous.
The legendary JA flautist’s 1968 quartet date with Bill Le Sage, Spike Heatley and Tony Carr; and a 1970 big-band LP with arrangements by John Cameron. Mento, Joe Harriott, Donovan and Sahib Shihab all in the mix.