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Joe Harriott Quintet: Abstract/Southern Horizons/Free Form

Read "Abstract/Southern Horizons/Free Form" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Swing Low, Sweet Harriott I don't think Joe Harriott's entire catalogue has ever been available at one time. Even in his heyday in the sixties, much of the 1950s material was unavailable. From the seventies onwards, things got really dire. Now that so much is out of copyright, Harriott's work is increasingly being reissued ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Coleridge Goode: 100 Not Out!

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To celebrate the 100th birthday of Jamaican-born bassist Coleridge Goode, All About Jazz publishes Duncan Heining's 2012 interview with Goode. A remarkable man and musician, the bassist connects aspects of British jazz from the 1930s through the war years and on through the fifties, sixties and seventies. He played with Caribbean-born and black British jazz pioneers ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion at Yoshi's

Read "Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion at Yoshi's" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion Yoshis Oakland , CA June 15, 2014 Dedicated. Stubborn. Outspoken. Perspicacious. These are some of the descriptions which come to mind when considering the personality and legacy of legendary drummer Ginger Baker. Baker first came to prominence as a member of the rock power ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Graham Bond: Wading in Murky Waters

Read "Graham Bond: Wading in Murky Waters" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Organist and saxophonist Graham Bond was the most important and influential musical pioneer to emerge from British jazz in the 1960s. High praise indeed, but in his case it is warranted. His legacy might be defined less by the music he recorded and more by the impact he had on subsequent generations of musicians. However, that ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Will The Real Joe Harriott Please Stand Up?

Read "Will The Real Joe Harriott Please Stand Up?" reviewed by Duncan Heining

The Jamaican saxophhonist Joe Harriott was, without doubt, one of the most important and innovative jazz musicians to emerge in Britain in the fifties and early sixties. He arrived in Britain in 1951 with Ozzie Da Costa's band, which was en route for an engagement in Germany playing US army bases. Much to his erstwhile boss's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joe Harriott: The Joe Harriott Story

Read "The Joe Harriott Story" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Almost 40 years after his death in 1973 at just 44 years of age, Joe Harriott's talent, imagination and impact on the development of jazz in Britain are gaining greater recognition than ever. Indeed, The Joe Harriott Story, an exceptional 4-disc box set of music from the alto saxophonist, is both a reflection of this belated ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Phil Seamen: Seamen's Mission

Read "Seamen's Mission" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

British jazz has produced many great players whose fame never came close to matching their talent. One such was the mercurial drummer Phil Seamen. Seamen's Mission a splendid 4-CD box set in the Proper Box series, is a great reminder of Seamen's skills across a range of ensembles from big bands to trios, from swing to ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

The Late Great Phil Seamen

Read "The Late Great Phil Seamen" reviewed by Michael Baird

INTRODUCTION Phillip William Seamen was born in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, on August 28th 1926 and died on Friday 13th October 1972--he fell asleep in a chair in his abode on Old Paradise Street in Lambeth, south London, and didn't wake up any more. The police were called in quite quickly and their pathologist began by ...

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Splinters: Split the Difference

Read "Split the Difference" reviewed by Andrey Henkin

One imagines that there must be literally thousands of sessions like this, live gigs by groups that only a small handful of people got to enjoy. The record industry being what it is, only the smallest percentage of musical interactions are documented and released. Reel Recordings, focusing its efforts on a particularly fruitful period in British ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Reel Recordings Presents "Splinters" - Long Lost Britjazz Supersession

Reel Recordings Presents "Splinters" - Long Lost Britjazz Supersession

Reel Recordings is honored to present legendary British saxophonist Trevor Watts with his recording of the all-star collective SPLINTERS. Assembled by drummers John Stevens and Phil Seamen in 1972, SPLINTERS united Stevens and Seamen with tenor giant Tubby Hayes, altoist Trevor Watts, trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, pianist Stan Tracey, and bassist Jeff Clyne. Here is ...


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