Monday, 29 June 2015

Keith Tippett Group

Dedicated To You but You Weren't Listening (1971) ...

Keith Tippett's second album, channelling  George Russell and Gil Evans ...

This Is What Happend ...

The nod to Mingus on "Green and Orange Night Park" is more than formal; it's an engagement with some of the same melodic constructs Mingus was working out in New Tijuana Moods. In sum, this is an adventurous kind of jazz that still swings very hard despite its dissonance and regards a written chart as something more than a constraint to creative expression. Brilliant...

Norma Winstone : voice
Mike Osborne : alto saxophone
Art Themen : tenor saxophone
Henry Lowther : flugelhorn
Kenny Wheeler : trumpet
Chris Pyne : trombone
Malcolm Griffiths : trombone
Paul Rutherford : euphonium
John Taylor : piano
Chris Laurence : bass
Tony Levin : drums

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