Quantity:1
£7.58 + £1.26 UK delivery
In stock. Sold by tunesonline
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: UK SELLER & Shipped from the UK within two working days. In stock and ready to post from Vinyl Exchange in Manchester.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £5.49

The Jazz Couriers - Some Of My Best Friends

3.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

Price: £7.58
Only 10 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by tunesonline.
3 new from £6.14 2 used from £4.66
£7.58 Only 10 left in stock. Dispatched from and sold by tunesonline.

Amazon's Jazz Couriers Store


Product details

  • Audio CD (26 Nov. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Acrobat
  • ASIN: B000XRNIDQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 603,310 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
6:36
Play in Library Buy: £0.79
 
2
30
5:26
Play in Library Buy: £0.79
 
3
30
5:07
Play in Library Buy: £0.79
 
4
30
4:20
Play in Library Buy: £0.79
 
5
30
4:46
Play in Library Buy: £0.79
 
6
30
5:25
Play in Library Buy: £0.79
 
7
30
4:57
Play in Library Buy: £0.79
 
8
30
7:21
Play in Library Buy: £0.79
 
9
30
5:52
Play in Library Buy: £0.79
 
10
30
5:21
Play in Library Buy: £0.79
 
11
30
5:54
Play in Library Buy: £0.79
 
12
30
8:38
Play in Library Buy: £0.79
 
13
30
2:54
Play in Library Buy: £0.79
 
14
30
3:24
Play in Library Buy: £0.79
 
15
30
3:46
Play in Library Buy: £0.79
 

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
I totally agree with the two previous reviews. Just a word about the Tempo catalogue in general: unforgiveably, Decca destroyed the masters of all the Tempo recordings, so all CD reissues are made from dubbings from LP's. Sadly Ember, now Acrobat chose to use a far from perfect copy of TAP 15 to dub the 1957 tracks. Jasmine reissued some of the 1957 tracks on a disc called "The First And Last Words" (JASCD 626) The tracks on that CD were The Theme/Through The Night Roared The Overland Express/Royal Ascot/On A Misty Night (two takes) and Cheek to Cjeek. the balance of TAP 15 appeared as part of one of the Tubby Hayes Jasmine reissues, but I don't have it to hand at the moment and can give no details: they dubbed from a better, though still not perfect LP.

TAP 22 containing the live material was reissued over 40 years ago on the budget Music For Pleasure label, also minus the announcements from Ron, and I would assume that it was a copy of that LP that was used in the dubbing Ember made. A pity the announcements were not included: "Elvis Presley sings Theolnious Monk" was used to introduce one number, and in announcing the names of the band members, Ron told the audience that "Terry Shannon was tied for fourteenth place with Winifred Attwell in a recent jazz poll".

I suspect this is the only reissue that we will get of TAP 22, but there is a better source for the contents of TAP 15. Given the price, though, 4 stars.
Comment 11 of 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on 15 Feb. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Two excellent Albums previously only available on vinyl at very high prices. The first session comes from a studio set and is the couriers at their full throttle best, The second set is where Ronnie liked to play at his best ie "Live" in front of a London audience. By this and enjoy!
Comment 8 of 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is music that seems somehow oddly never destined to receive the reissue it truly deserves.

The Jazz Couriers first two albums, the eponymous debut and the live set recorded opposite Dave Brubeck's quartet, "The Jazz Couriers In Concert", have long been rightly regarded as British jazz classics, especially the latter with its jingoistic echoes of the "Never Had It So Good" Britain of the late 1950s. The music does indeed fizz with infectious confidence. It's just a case of wishing a little more of that fizz could actually be heard.

This issue places for the first time those two Couriers albums on one disc in complete sequence. A previous issue, reviewed elsewhere on this site, was nothing short of a travesty with shoddy remastering, dodgy edits, one track missing and the sonic qualities of an empty oil can.
Now we have something a little better in that it provides a well written (anonymous) booklet note and restores the missing title "Guys and Dolls". However it repeats the previous CD's unforgivable goof of editing out much of Ronnie Scott's compereing, for so long a vital part of the subconcious memory of this music.

That said for under a tenner this is an ideal place to start exploring Tubby Hayes early work and to gain an understanding of the player who lay beneath the public veneer of Ronnie Scott. Both men are in devastating form and the music throughout spills over both decades and national boundaries in a gush of youthful enthusiasm. The closing live version of "Cheek To Cheek" takes the bands approach to the nth degree and deserves a place in any jazz fans collection.
Comment 12 of 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Customer Discussions



Look for similar items by category


Feedback