Gearbox - GB1503 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - 5065001717017
1st Time On Vinyl - All Analogue Valve Mastering
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Much-needed material from saxophonist Joe Harriott – a hell of a player, and one whose few dates as a leader are always worth tracking down
This set was originally recorded by the BBC in 1962 – and only gets its first issue now – a beautiful batch of tunes that really show Harriott at the cusp of hardbop grooving and some of the modern ideas that would show up on his Free Form and Abstract albums – both record that would be a perfect counterpart to the ideas going on here
Recording quality is wonderful – these were the BBC studios, after all – and the group is a rock-solid quintet that features Harriott on alto, Shake Keane on trumpet and flugelhorn, Pat Smythe on piano, Coleridge Goode on bass, and Bobby Orr on drums.
Titles include two Harriott originals – "Tonal" and "Pictures" – plus two by Dizzy Reece – "Shepherd's Serenade" and "Variations On Monk"
First ever commercial release of 1962BBC Maida Vale session.
Joe Harriott - alto saxophone,
Shake Keane - trumpet,
Coleridge Goode - double bass,
Pat Smythe - piano
and Bobby Orr - drums.
Variations On Monk