Rare material by one of the hippest British jazz ensembles of the 60s! The first 13 tracks on the CD feature a rare 1964 studio performance by a quintet that includes Don Rendell on tenor and soprano saxes, plus trumpet and flugelhorn work by Ian Carr. The mode is mostly hardbop – taking off from the Tubby Hayes/
Ronnie Scott styles of the late 50s – and tracks include "Peace Talk", "Blues By Five", "Downbeat After Dark", and "Waltz For Swingers". Even better, though, are the last 3 tracks on the set – all long numbers recorded live in 1968 at the Antibes Jazz Festival, but a Carr/
Rendell quintet that includes the great Michael Garrick
on piano. These tracks are more complicated, a bit modal, with some wonderful changes that are a perfect summation of the Brit modern sound of the 60s. Titles include "Pavane", "Hot Rod", and "Voices".
(Out of print.)