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✨✧ Michael GarrickMoonscape ... CD
Trunk (UK), 1964. Used ... $4.99
One of the earliest albums as a leader from British pianist Michael Garrick – a set that pre-dates his amazing Argo albums of the 60s, and which was originally issued on 10" vinyl, in a limited pressing of 99 copies! The sound here is no less radical than Garrick's better-known albums of the decade – a mixture of angular edges and more open, free-flowing lines that soar out beautifully with a great sense of joy and life! Although a trio album, the record has all of the same imagination as Garrick's sextet dates – a sense of space and creative energy that's simply breathtaking – supported by some excellent original compositions by Garrick, and played by a trio that includes Dave Green on bass and Colin Barnes on drums. Titles include "Sketches Of Israel", "Moonscape", "Music For Shattering Supermarkets", "Take Off", and "Man Have You Ever Heard". CD

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✨✧ Michael Garrick Piano & OrchestraMeteors Close At Hand ... CD
Jazz Academy (UK), 1994. Used 2CD ... $11.99
Recent stuff – but a record that crackles with all the intensity of Garrick's best sessions from the 60s! The famous British modernist fronts a large group that includes largely unknown but excellent players – and the resultant mix of swinging big band and fresh solos reminds us of some of our favorite work by the Clarke-Boland ensemble during the late 60s. The set's filled with great original compositions – many based around literary works, but don't hold that against them! Titles include "Never Mind Your Breeches", "Laughed Out Of Court", "Princess Blue", "Dizzymetrics", "Cuban Missle", "Good Times", and "River Running". CD
(Out of print.)

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Michael Garrick Quartet with Jacqui DankworthFor Love Of Duke and Ronnie ... CD
Jazz Academy (UK), 1996. Used ... $8.99
Surprisingly great work from British pianist Michael Garrick! Garrick was one of the best UK jazz talents of the 60s – working with players like Joe Harriott and Shake Keane on records that have become some of our favorite from the period. On this set of recent recordings, Garrick pays tribute to both Duke Ellington and the late Ronnie Scott – shifting through some tightly arranged group material that recalls all the soul and warmth of Ellington, yet which also touches on the wonderful edginess of Ronnie Scott's best recordings! The bulk of the material is original – written in that angular style that made Garrick's best 60s work so good – and a few tracks have vocals by singer Jaqui Dankworth. Titles include "Two Trumpets", "Samba Changes", "Swallows On The Water", "The Storm", and "Salvation March". CD
(Out of print.)

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Michael Garrick with Don Rendell & Ian CarrPrelude To Heart Is A Lotus (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $26.99
A real lost treasure from the legendary Michael Garrick – a set that stands strongly with all of his classic albums of the late 60s, but which is issued here for the first time ever! As the title implies, the recording is a bit of a prelude to the Heart Is A Lotus album – as it shares a few compositions and a few group members with that wonderful set – but the overall feel is different, too – in that the album's all instrumental, and stretches out with really wonderful solos over modal rhythms – a bit more like some of Garrick's mid 60s recordings! Michael himself plays piano, harpsichord, and celeste – and the album features sublime solos from Don Rendell on soprano sax, alto, and flute, plus trumpet from Ian Carr – over wonderful rhythms from Coleridge Goode on bass and Trevor Tomkins on drums and percussion. This is hardly demo material at all – as the recording quality is totally top-shelf – and beautifully remastered here. Titles include "Song By The Sea", "Temple Dancer", "Sweet & Sugary Candy", "Heart Is A Lotus", and "Little Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael Garrick with Nette RobinsonRemembered Time – Songs By & For Bill Evans ... CD
Jazz Academy (UK), 2010. Used ... $8.99
A really unique little record – and one of the coolest tributes to Bill Evans we've ever heard! The session's an all-vocal one – put together by pianist Michael Garrick, who'd already written most of the lyrics, and singer Nette Robinson – a subtle sort of vocalist with an approach that really works for Evans' music! Not all tunes are Bill Evans numbers – a few are very Evans-like compositions by Garrick, who's really absorbed some of Bill's best elements in his later years – with a sense of space and perfect timing of tone that really makes the record sparkle, even in its most subtle moments. Instrumentation shifts a bit – sometimes just bass next to the piano – and a few points a bit of sax or flugelhorn – but even when it's just voice and piano, the sound is wonderful – with a hip approach to jazz vocals that takes us back to 70s experiments by singers like Sheila Jordan or Monica Zetterlund. Titles include "In April", "Soft Awakening", "Galilee", "Shining Light", "Swallows On The Water", "September Reflection", and "Time Remembered". CD

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Dick Morrisey & The Michael Garrick TrioGirl With The Brown Hair ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1964. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Searing 60s work from Dick Morrissey – a UK tenor player who only ever recorded a handful of dates as a leader! This smoking material features Dick at the top of his game – right up there at the same level as his classic early 60s sides, like Here & Now – blowing tight and soulfully, but also with this really dark edge in his horn – a perfect accompaniment for the piano of Michael Garrick, caught here at an early point in his career, but already with a voice on his instrument that's bold and righteous. The setting is simple – none of the higher concepts in some of Garrick's later work – but the power of the record is undeniable, even over the course of its short 20 minutes of music. Titles include "The Girl With The Brown Hair", "The Gypsy", "Blues", and "Autumn Leaves". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Michael Garrick TrioCold Mountain (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Extremely beautiful work from the trio of British pianist Michael Garrick – recorded in the years after Garrick's better-known quintet and sextet recordings with Joe Harriott, but done with an equally inventive sound! The pianist is nicely unfettered here – working alongside bassist Dave Green and drummer Trevor Tomkins – in a session of all original material that sparkles with lyrical beauty and nice undercurrents of soul. Despite the relative freedoms of the time, Garrick holds things nicely inside throughout – avoiding the overdone modes of some of his British contemporaries, and echoing out with a mode that's full of color and light! Most tunes have some strongly rhythmic undercurrents, as in the best work of Steve Kuhn – and titles include "Thanksgiving Dance", "Proclamation", "First Born", "Prayer", "Annunciation", and "Miranda Sleeping". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Michael Garrick with Joe Harriott & Shake KeanePoetry & Jazz In Concert – Record 2 ... LP
Argo (UK), 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic album of British jazz! The core of the record is two poetry recitations – one by Jeremy Robson and one by Laurie Lee – but in two separate instances, the Michael Garrick trio plays some fantastic hard bop material with guest appearances by Shake Keane and Joe Harriott! The instrumental passages are quite long, and although they don't make up the whole album, they feature some of the best recorded work by Keane, Harriott, and Garrick, whose still in a strong jazz vein here. The poetry stuff isn't that bad, either – and at a few points, the band adds some instrumental accompaniment, although most of the reading is purely vocal. Instrumental titles are "Vishnu" and "She's Like a Shadow". Great stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Joe Harriott/Amancio D'Silva QuartetHum Dono ... CD
EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by British alto genius Joe Harriott – a very unusual record that has him working with guitarist Amanico D'Silva, in a style that's got some wonderful modal undertones! The feel here is a bit like Harriott's work with Michael Garrick – minus piano, of course – as he and D'Silva work through some tunes that are long, filled with complicated rhythms, yet still have a magically dancing sound. The mood shifts a bit from track to track – as Norma Winstone comes in for wordless vocals on two numbers, and Ian Carr blows a bit on one tune – and there's one short track on the record that only features Harriott's alto next to a bit of drums. Great stuff all around – with titles that include "NNNT", "Hum Donon", "Jaipur", "Stephano's Dance", and "Ballad For Goa". CD

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✨✧ Joe Harriott/Amancio D'Silva QuartetHum Dono ... LP
EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by British alto genius Joe Harriott – a very unusual record that has him working with guitarist Amanico D'Silva, in a style that's got some wonderful modal undertones! The feel here is a bit like Harriott's work with Michael Garrick – minus piano, of course – as he and D'Silva work through some tunes that are long, filled with complicated rhythms, yet still have a magically dancing sound. The mood shifts a bit from track to track – as Norma Winstone comes in for wordless vocals on two numbers, and Ian Carr blows a bit on one tune – and there's one short track on the record that only features Harriott's alto next to a bit of drums. Great stuff all around – with titles that include "NNNT", "Hum Donon", "Jaipur", "Stephano's Dance", and "Ballad For Goa". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hum Dono ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Don Rendell/Ian Carr QuintetLive At The Union 1966 ... CD
Reel Recordings, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare slice of work from the quintet of reedman Don Rendell and trumpeter Ian Carr – a mid-60s live performance that's released here for the first time ever! The group was one of the most important in England at the time, and hardly recorded many studio records, so a live date like this is a crucial opportunity to hear their amazingly influential sound! Plus, the recording here is a lot more unbridled than most other material we've heard from the combo – a really far-reaching blend of Carr's trumpet with Rendell's flute, tenor, and soprano sax – blowing out in these complex lines on some tracks, showing a bit of influence from Ornette Coleman at points, while heading in warmer, more lyrical directions at others. The rest of the group is great too – the legendary Michael Garrick on piano, adding some nice modal touches – plus Dave Green or Tony Reeves on bass, and Trevor Tompkins on drums. Titles include "On", "Ursula", "Trane's Mood", "Webster's Mood", "Carolling", and "Hot Rod". CD

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✨✧ Joe Harriott/Amancio D'Silva QuartetHum Dono ... CD
EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by British alto genius Joe Harriott – a very unusual record that has him working with guitarist Amanico D'Silva, in a style that's got some wonderful modal undertones! The feel here is a bit like Harriott's work with Michael Garrick – minus piano, of course – as he and D'Silva work through some tunes that are long, filled with complicated rhythms, yet still have a magically dancing sound. The mood shifts a bit from track to track – as Norma Winstone comes in for wordless vocals on two numbers, and Ian Carr blows a bit on one tune – and there's one short track on the record that only features Harriott's alto next to a bit of drums. Great stuff all around – with titles that include "NNNT", "Hum Donon", "Jaipur", "Stephano's Dance", and "Ballad For Goa". CD
Also available Hum Dono ... CD 16.99
 
 
 



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