Inspirational, joyous melding of African dance music and free jazz. The Brotherhood Of Breath’s 1971 recording debut, for RCA’s Neon imprint, produced by Joe Boyd. Heavy, limited vinyl from Stamford Audio.
The Septet in 1969 — with Louis Moholo, Evan Parker, John Surman, Mongezi Feza, Barre Phillips taking turns with Danny Thompson.
Previously unissued, with the Michael Garrick Trio in 1964. A studio recording, so Gearbox’ restoration efforts really shine. Gorgeous saxophone playing, somewhere between Getz and Rollins. Lovely.
The two albums with Harry South, Phil Bates and Bill Eyden, from 1965 — expertly remastered for this reissue by Michael Dutton from the original analogue tapes.
‘The South African folk music that makes people glad to be alive!’
With Dudu Pukwana and Chris McGregor.
From a Britflick about Satanism and zombie bikers; with Harold McNair and Norma Winstone. ‘If Kes was the best film I ever wrote music for, this was the most bizarre. Jazz musicians playing pre-punk trash-rock.’
This 1969 album is the last by the quintet — expanded to include, among others, the Ghanaian drummer Guy Warren.
Hard bop BBC recordings from 1956. Scott with Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet, Terry Shannon on piano, Lennie Bush on bass and Allan Ganley on drums; Seamen’s lineup features Joe Harriott.
A wide-ranging tribute to the greatest European drummer of all time — solo, and in groups led by Joe Harriott, Harold McNair, Stan Tracey, Dizzy Reece, Victor Feldman, Tony Coe, Kenny Graham and co.
A tremendous survey of the great, cantankerous drummer’s work throughout the 1950s for Tubby Hayes, Dizzy Reece, Kenny Graham, Joe Harriott, Ronnie Scott, Jimmy Deuchar, Victor Feldman and co.
Fully entertaining, radical rearrangements of hymns so familiar they’re part of the collective unconscious — on this celebrated (and pirated), carboot, funky, easy, British jazz ringer, featuring Tubby Hayes.