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.
The Cables, Larry Marshall, Slim Smith, The Termites, Willie Williams, The Viceroys.
Tasty compilation of Lloyd Campbell’s Joe Frasier productions — The Itals, Joy White, Gregory, Bobby Ellis and co. The immense Ina Dis Ya Time is the curtain-raiser.
‘Esoteric, modal and deep jazz from the European undergound, 1960-78.’ 180g double-LP.
Ranging over time and styles, and never less than brilliant. Watch out for a young Prince Far I, Prince Francis doing his best Alcapone impression over Ethiopia, and Jazzbo on a discomix of Skylarking.
Isaac Hayes, Booker T, Stevie Wonder and James Brown are in the house. Some of the unreleased cuts — the Jackie Mittoo spaghetti, The Sharks’ dread techno — are amazing.
Black harmony killers every one, an embarrassment of riches — all graduates of Sunday morning auditions at the Studio One HQ in Brentford Road — from unknowns like The Consummates to masters like the Wailing Souls.