Thursday, January 10, 2019

GILLES PETERSON – Impressed 2 With Gilles Peterson (– 982 107 0 / 2LP-2004)




Label: Universal – 982 107 0
Series: Impressed Re-pressed –
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation / Country: UK / Released: 2004
Style: Modern Jazz, Modal, Big Band, Free Improvisation
Compilation / rare, classic & unique modern jazz from Britain 1963-1974.
Compiled By – Gilles Peterson
Executive Producer – Tony Higgins
Mastered By – Peter Dennett
Sleeve Notes – Tony Higgins
Matrix / Runout (Runout (Etched) Side 1): 982 107 1 – A-1
Matrix / Runout (Runout (Etched) Side 2): 982 107 1 – B
Matrix / Runout (Runout (Etched) Side 1): 982 107 2 – C-2
Matrix / Runout (Runout (Etched) Side 2): 982 107 2 – D

A1 - Amancio D'Silva – A Street In Bombay ................................................................. 10:56
      Bass – Tony Campo
          Drums – Dick Wright
          Guitar – Amancio D'Silva
          Piano – Stan Tracey
          Saxophone [Sax], Flute – Don Rendell
          Tabla – Mick Ripshar
          Vibraphone, Clarinet – Alan Branscombe

A2 - Paul Gonsalves Quartet – Boom Jackie Boom Chick ............................................. 3:54
        Bass – Kenny Napper
           Drums – Ronnie Stephenson
           Piano – Pat Smythe
           Tenor Saxophone – Paul Gonsalves

B1 - Harold McNair – The Hipster .................................................................................. 4:36
        Bass – Spike Heatley
           Drums – Tony Carr
           Flute – Harold McNair
           Piano – Bill Le Sage

B2 - Michael Garrick Septet – Ursula ............................................................................. 5:44
        Alto Saxophone – Joe Harriott
           Bass – Dave Green
           Drums – Trevor Tomkins
           Flugelhorn – Ian Carr
           Piano – Michael Garrick
           Soprano Saxophone – Don Rendell
           Tenor Saxophone – Tony Coe

B3 - Mike Taylor Remembered – Timewind  .................................................................. 1:56
        Bass – Ron Mathewson
           Clarinet, Arranged By – Dave Gelly
           Drums – Jon Hiseman
           Piano – Peter Lemer
           Vocals – Norma Winstone

C1 - Tubby Hayes & The Paul Gonsalves All Stars – Don't Fall Off The Bridg ............. 9:20       
        Alto Saxophone – Tony Coe
           Baritone Saxophone – Jackie Sharp
           Bass – John Lamb
           Drums – Ronnie Stephenson
           Piano – Terry Shannon
           Tenor Saxophone – Paul Gonsalves, Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes
           Trumpet – Ray Nance

C2 - The New Jazz Orchestra – Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe ............................................. 7:42
        Bass – Jack Bruce
           Conductor – Neil Ardley
           Drums – Jon Hiseman
           Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Barbara Thompson
           Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Dave Gelly
           Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet – Jim Philip
           Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Dick Heckstall-Smith
           Trombone – Derek Wadsworth, John Mumford, Michael Gibbs
           Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Derek Watkins, Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther, Ian Carr
           Tuba – George Smith
           Vibraphone – Frank Ricotti

D1 - Mike Westbrook Orchestra – Metropolis (Part IX) ................................................. 8:01
        Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Mike Osborne
           Alto Saxophone, Flute – Ray Warleigh
           Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Alan Skidmore
           Baritone Saxophone – John Warren
           Bass Trombone – Geoff Perkins
           Bass, Cello – Harry Miller
           Double Bass [Acoustic Bass], Double Bass [Electric Bass] – Chris Laurence
           Drums – Alan Jackson, John Marshall
           Electric Piano – John Taylor
           Guitar – Gary Boyle
           Piano, Producer – Mike Westbrook
           Tenor Saxophone – George Khan
           Trombone – Derek Wadsworth, Malcolm Griffiths, Paul Nieman, Paul Rutherford
           Trumpet – Nigel Carter
           Flugelhorn – Dave Holdsworth, Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther, Kenny Wheeler
           Vocals – Norma Winstone

D2 - The Stan Tracey Quartet – Starless & Bible Black ................................................. 3:47
        Bass – Jeff Clyne
           Drums – Jack Dougan
           Piano – Stan Tracey
           Tenor Saxophone – Bobby Wellins

D3 - Neil Ardley – Will You Walk A Little Faster ............................................................ 3:45
        Bass – Chris Laurence
           Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Dave Gelly
           Bass Trombone – Ray Premru
           Bassoon – Bunny Gould
           Conductor – Neil Ardley
           Drums – Jon Hiseman
           Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Derek Watkins, Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther, Nige Carter
           Flute [Alto], Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Don Rendell
           Flute, Piccolo Flute, Soprano Saxophone – Barbara Thompson
           Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Dick Heckstall-Smith
           Trombone – Derek Wadsworth
           Tuba – Dick Hart
           Vibraphone, Percussion – Frank Ricotti
           Vocals – Norma Winstone

Notes:
Sub-titled "Rare, classic & unique modern jazz from Britain 1963-1974".
Two LPs, all four labels are identical aside from the number of  record, 1 or 2,  and which side – 1 or 2. The absence of track listing  led to another breaking of vinyl rules – writing on the label.



Impressed with Gilles Peterson Vol 2 is a second volume of unique, rare and beautiful British jazz . This album sees him uncover more exceptional UK jazz from the 60s and 70s. Featuring landmark recordings, elusive rarities and previously unreleased exclusives, Impressed Vol 2 builds on the success of the first volume, with many of the tracks reissued for the first time since their original release.
Peaceful mellow numbers with lush orchestration is taken care of by the likes of Michael Garrick and the Stan Tracey Quartet, dancefloor bombs belong Tubby Hayes and Paul Gonsalves and Amancio D'Silva  is in charge of the exotic moments. Essential music from a forgotten corner of the jazz spectrum.



Tony Higgins (Executive Producer), London, on September 6, 2018, said:
(LondonJazzCollector)

Hi, I wrote the sleeve notes for both volumes of Impressed, and sourced the tapes we used for the mastering – the Lansdowne tapes were held in the old Polygram archive in Germany (incl Hum Dono which was always assumed lost). The Fontana/Argo/Decca material was from tapes held in the Decca archive in Hampstead. The image of Giles at the DJ controls was taken in the club in Old St called Cargo... I also worked on the BBC TV series Jazz Britannia, researching and writing the script. After Impressed 1 & 2, I suggested to Universal that they do a comprehensive reissue series of selected albums – Garrick, Westbrook, Tubby, Ardley, Rendell Carr, Harriott etc.

They initially agreed and so we set up the Impressed Re-pressed sub-label. The first batch was Amancio D’Silva ‘Integration, Garrick ‘Troppo’ etc, five in total. Sadly, Universal didn’t want to do LPs just CDs – and even then they skimped on the packaging and artwork. I had flagged about 30 titles to reissue. Come the second batch, they decided just to do five Tubby Hayes CDs and basically use the Japanese reissue CDs and sources, not go to the tapes – which existed. Again, cutting costs. There were no more in the series after that – there were personnel changes in Universal and the meagre support for the project that existed was gone – Universal had no interested in it any more and was keener to sign army wives choirs and singing monks (seriously).

I did manage to compile a volume 3 but it was never released but did slip out on a blog. Roll on to about 2009, I contacted Universal (why??) with some other ideas: a comp of Japanese jazz and European jazz drawn from their own catalogue. They agreed, so I duly comped and wrote sleeve notes: 20,000 for ‘Jazz Japan’ & nearly 40,000 for ‘Jazz Europa’. I delivered the comps and notes. I then suggested why not have a trilogy? So, I convinced them to agree to a third, another British comp, ‘Jazz Britannia’. I selected the tracks and wrote 40,000 words of notes. I even got Don Rendell to write an intro piece. Where are they? Still sitting on someone’s desk at Universal, in limbo. I’ll never work with Universal again. Awful people...

Finally, the fingerprints on the Impressed sleeves are mine.

Tony Higgins



If you find it, buy this album!

9 comments:

  1. GILLES PETERSON – Impressed 2 With Gilles Peterson (2LP-2004)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-96kHz+Artwork (466.88 MB)

    1fichier:
    https://1fichier.com/?xz2s2xexy68oxtkzlbdb

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  2. Here is the unreleased Impressed Vol 3 that was shared at the old Orgy in Rhythm blog years ago (with Tony Higgins' blessing, I believe), including the prospective artwork, liner notes by Don Rendell, and Higgins' track notes. I don't think any lossless files were posted, just these mp3's. It's a fantastic collection! Pity that he had such a bum experienced with the suits at Universal.

    https://www31.zippyshare.com/v/2AQxcZKS/file.html

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  3. Fantastic stuff!

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  4. Vitko has already had (he's overwhelmed with)enough thanks from me! This time, it's you, Nick, whom I thank warmly!

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