A landmark in British jazz – one of the first albums from Michael Garrick
's famous ensemble that also included Joe Harriott on alto sax and Shake Keane
on trumpet! The group was one of the hippest of the time – and worked in a blend of modal, tonal, and modern jazz – with Garrick
's piano, the bass of Coleridge Goode, and drums of Colin Barnes supporting the core of the group – and the horns of Keane
and Harriott coming together in evocative snaking lines. The sound is great – with the trio carrying the set on a few of the tracks, and the full quintet on most of the others – and titles include "Sweet & Sugary Candy", "Anthem", "Blue Scene", "Faries Of Oneiros", "Seven Pillars", "Return Of An Angel", and "Sketches Of Israel". Added to the original album is work from the Wedding Hymn EP – a rare 45 that featured the same group working alongside added church organ and choir – on the tunes "Wedding Hymn" and "Anthem".