New compilation chronicles rare British jazz gems

Jazzman Records are to release 'A New Life', a compilation of brilliant, wild and obscure gems from world of the private pressing, independent and youth jazz in Britain from 1966 - 1990.

Had you knew about British jazz? Think again. Jazzman Records are to release a new compilation chronicling brilliant, wild and obscure gems from world of the private pressing, independent and youth jazz in Britain from 1966 - 1990. This is some of the rarest British jazz ever recorded. Compiled by Francis Gooding and Duncan Brooker with extensive sleeve notes based on interviews with the musicians, ‘A New Life’ is the first ever collection to shed light on the forgotten legacy of independent, regional and experimental Brit jazz.

The compilation draws from British jazz labels and musicians that went their own way in the 1970s. Included is the time-bending spirit music of London's Lori Vambe to the super rare psych-jazz of Birmingham's Poliphony, Spot the Zebra's jazz dedication to wild life broadcaster David Attenborough and Indiana Highway's modal Christmas carolling. Jazzman have produced a compelling selection of lost and obscure jewels of the British jazz underground, released June 1st.

Tracklisting:

  • Joy - Martini Sweet
  • Nottingham Jazz Orchestra - Sixes and Severns
  • Billy Jenkins & The Voice of God Collective - High Street / Saturday
  • London Jazz IV - Death Is Near
  • Graham Collier - Darius
  • Spot the Zebra - Living Planet
  • Quincicasm - Trent Park Song
  • Poliphony - Cameo
  • Lori Vambe - Drumsong (One)
  • Frank Evans - The Bistro Kid
  • Edge - Danielle and the Holly Tree
  • Indiana Highway - We Three Kings
  • Walsall Youth Jazz - The Dragon

 

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