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Michael Garrick with Joe Harriott & Shake KeanePoetry & Jazz In Concert – Record 2 ... LP
Argo (UK), 1964. Very Good ... $36.99
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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Michael Garrick with Joe Harriott & Shake KeanePoetry & Jazz In Concert 1 & 2/Before Night Day ... CD
Argo/Vocalion (UK), 1964/1966. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A seminal session of modern jazz and poetry – very similar to American experiments of the type from the 1950s, but recorded in mid 60s London with a group that includes pianist Michael Garrick, trumpeter Shake Keane, and alto saxophonist Joe Harriott! The double-length recording features both instrumental jazz and recitations by poets Adrian Mitchell, Dannie Abse, and Jeremy Robson – all presenting their own work, sometimes with musical backing from the Garrick group, sometimes without. The albums are almost worth it alone for the instrumental tracks by the Garrick Quintet – "Salvation March", "Vishnu", "Wedding Hymn", and "She's Like A Swallow" – all of which have the same dynamic changes and modern edges of Garrick's best work on other Argo albums of the time. But the poetic work is pretty good too – especially on the few sections that feature jazz backing, used in a way that draws from some of the beat-era albums from the US. Poetic titles include "Odd", "Pals", "First Love", "Stork In Jerez", "Apples", "The Long War", "SOS The Poets", and "A Face In The Crowd". CD also features bonus material from the Before Night/Day EP – 6 more tracks with readings by poet Jeremy Robson – with backing by a Garrick group with Joe Harriott on alto and Ian Carr on trumpet. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Michael Garrick & Shake KeaneRising Stars (Case Of Jazz plus rare tracks) ... CD
Trunk (UK), 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from two of the hippest jazz talents in England during the 60s – trumpeter Shake Keane and pianist Michael Garrick! Keane's a hell of a trumpeter – one with West Indian roots, but an undeniable impact on the London scene – both through his work with Joe Harriott, and alongside Harriott in Garrick's seminal 60s combo. Here, Keane and Garrick work in a few different settings to explore music otherwise unheard from the pair! The core of the set features the completely obscure Case Of Jazz EP – a set of four tracks that have all the angular, exploratory elements of the Garrick Sextet material, but which also swing with a bit straighter soul too – really a wonderful showcase for Shake's trumpet work – blown tightly, and with a real sort of sparkle – easily a sound that should have gotten him the same sort of attention as some of his American contemporaries. Garrick adds in some nice notes on piano, too – sometimes with Monkish tendencies, sometimes with this flowing, open quality that's especially magnetic. Titles from the EP include "Fish Babies", "Regrets", "Sun Maiden", and "Watershute". Next are two rare cuts from a 7" single – the sublime "Bossa Nova Trieste", a killer of a bossa jazz number – and Keane's own "Troubles". The set's completed by two cuts with a moody, exotic feel – "Rising Star" and "Song Of Romance" – both of which feature haunting wordless female vocals! CD

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