Thursday, January 10, 2019

GILLES PETERSON – Impressed With Gilles Peterson (– 064 749-1 / 2LP-2002)




Label: Universal – 064 749-1
Series: Impressed Re-pressed –
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation / Country: UK / Released: 2002
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
Track C2 is a bonus track on this vinyl release.
Matrix / Runout (Runout (Etched) Side 1): 064 749-1 A1
Matrix / Runout (Runout (Etched) Side 2): 064 749-1 B
Matrix / Runout (Runout (Etched) Side 1): 064 750-1 C2
Matrix / Runout (Runout (Etched) Side 2): 064 750-1 D

A1 - Michael Garrick Trio – First Born ....................................................................... 4:12
          Bass – Dave Green
          Drums – Trevor Tomkins
          Piano – Michael Garrick

A2 - Joe Harriott & Amancio D'Silva Quartet – Jaipur ............................................... 8:07
          Bass – Dave Green
          Drums – Bryan Spring
          Guitar – Amancio D'Silva
          Tenor Saxophone – Joe Harriott
          Trumpet – Ian Carr
          Vocals – Norma Winstone

A3 - Ronnie Ross – Cleopatra's Needle ................................................................... 5:45
          Baritone Saxophone – Ronnie Ross
          Bass – Spike Heatly
          Drums – Ronnie Stephenson
          Piano – Bill Le Sage
          Tenor Saxophone – Art Elefson
          Trumpet – Les Condon

B1 - The Tubby Hayes Quintet – Down In The Village .......................................... 10:06
          Bass – Freddy Logan
          Drums – Allan Ganley
          Piano – Gordon Beck
          Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Tubby Hayes
          Trumpet – Jimmy Deuchar

B2 - Harry Beckett – Rolli's Tune .............................................................................. 6:19
          Bass – Chris Laurence
          Drums – John Webb
          Piano – John Taylor
          Soprano Saxophone – John Surman
          Tenor Saxophone – Alan Skidmore
          Trumpet – Harry Beckett
          Vibraphone – Frank Ricotti

C1 - The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet – Black Marigolds ................................... 13:32
          Bass – Dave Green
          Drums – Trevor Tomkins
          Piano – Michael Garrick
          Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone,
          Flute – Don Rendell
          Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Ian Carr

C2 - The Mike Westbrook Concert Band – Original Peter ........................................ 8:00
           Alto Saxophone – Mike Osborne
           Bass – Harry Miller
           Drums – Alan Jackson
           Guitar – Chris Spedding
           Piano – Mike Westbrook
           Tenor Saxophone – George Khan
           Trumpet – Paul Rutherford
           Vocals – Norma Winstone

D1 - Graham Collier Sextet – Lullaby For A Lonely Child ....................................... 5:40
           Alto Saxophone – Stan Sulzamn
           Bass – Graham Collier
           Drums – John Marshall
           Piano, Oboe – Karl Jenkins
           Trombone – Nick Evans

D2 - The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet – Dusk Fire ............................................. 12:22
          Bass – Dave Green
          Drums – Trevor Tomkins
          Piano – Michael Garrick
          Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Don Rendell
          Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Ian Carr

“Information” as to which tracks are on which of the four sides of vinyl is conspicuously absent. Apparently, information is old fashioned, nowadays you are lucky to know who’s album it is. You have to ask, then why tell us which record number and side number it is? There’s the tell. Information does matter, that white space is a modern conceit. Well, that’s how I read it.
Or can’t.



On first site, this is a strange album; the cover design has a large thumbprint on a white background, with a piece of brown tape stuck on it giving the title and the name Gilles Peterson. I have to confess it meant nothing to me and I wondered whether my editor had sent it to the wrong reviewer! What a pleasant surprise I had, the LP contains the music I grew up with. As an avid visitor to The Marquee, The Flamingo Club and Ronnie’s Old Place in London, what a delight to hear again the bands which were also presented in the Midlands, where I live, by the Late Harry Flick.
I find today’s jazz scene nothing like as stimulating as those times, there were weekly sessions in Coventry and most other cities, where the musicians and bands heard on this record performed to packed enthusiastic audiences.

On the LP we realise just what a golden era the sixties and early seventies was for jazz in the UK. The talents of the musicians on display are astonishing for that time, or should I say, someone who did not know of them, should prepare to be astonished. Michael Garrick has always had a good band and he is a very fine pianist, the likes of Joe Harriott would surely have been an international jazz figure if he had chosen the USA instead of the UK to move to from his native Jamaica.
Ronnie Ross must surely be the finest baritone player the UK has produced and Tubby Hayes, I am amazed at the number of local musicians who are digging around in record shops trying to find anything Tubby recorded. The example on this record, with the superb Jimmy Deuchar on trumpet is one of the best and is worth the price of the record on it’s own!
Don Rendell I count as a friend, even though I have not seen him for a while, his contribution to the UK jazz scene has been immense. He was a founder member of the Johnny Dankworth Seven and has worked tirelessly in the cause of British jazz. In more recent times, as well as performing up and down the country, he has also been teaching in a London University, helping along a new generation of jazz musicians. As Gilles Peterson says, Black marigold as another superb track featuring Don, with trumpet player Ian Carr.



If you are from the era, you will love this record, if you came in later, listen to it and be prepared to be surprised at what you hear, A volume two is mentioned, lets hope it comes out soon.

(Review by Don Mather)



If you find it, buy this album!

17 comments:

  1. GILLES PETERSON – Impressed With Gilles Peterson (2LP-2002)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-96kHz+Artwork (486.84 MB)

    1fichier:
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  2. With a little delay, but still.... HAPPY NEW YEAR to all...... :)

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  3. Yikes! Many... many thanks. This a great gift. I'm still hoping to find a physical copy of this release. Still, receive my greetings for this upcoming year.

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  4. Thanks Vitko and welcome back. I'm enjoying these ones a lot. I saw Michael Garrick's big band about 20 years ago, just walked into a gig , with no idea who he was.... but was, as they say, blown away. A nice way to start the morning.

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  5. Hi Vitko,

    more important than any record you serve to us is the fact that you are recovering to better health.

    The records offer an interesting mix of tracks and promise a couple of "big" names. Download is a must. Tomorrow evening is booked for listening.

    Uwe

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  6. Thanx very much for these Gilles Peterson pebbles !
    And Happy new year!!!!

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  7. Great upload, but can't download from 1fichier.com where I live.

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  8. I really enjoyed the 2 Gilles Peterson posts. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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