Friday, January 4, 2013

Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers (CD)

A couple of days ago I had a post on the book "Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers", and finally I got the soundtrack too (same title as the book)!

Reel Recordings have made what they call "A compendium of British jazz recordings from the
artists´ archives", presenting the music chronological, from Mike Taylor Quintet (1961) to Graham Collier Music (1975), everything gathered from reel to reel tapes found in garages and behind shelves.

Click on the cover over at Reel Recordings, and you will see who is playing on the different tracks.

You will find (among lots of others!) old friends like Kenny Wheeler, John Surman, Lol Coxhill, Elton Dean and Ian Carr, and you will be happy to see that Robert Wyatt is on this one too!
Wyatt is drumming with Gary Windo´s Symbiosis on "Standfast", recorded January 11th, 1971.

I have only heard the album a couple of times, but it´s thumbs up here, and "Standfast" is a real treat! The same recording was also on Gary Windo´s album "Anglo American" (Cuneiform 2004).
I don´t know if any of the other tracks have been released on other records. Please tell if you know.

And let´s just add that LondonJazz did read the book too, a bit more closely than me.

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