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5.0 out of 5 stars Rare British Jazz What A Selection!!, 23 Sept. 2002
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Mr. G. D. Simmons (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Impressed With Gilles Peterson (Audio CD)
Nice One Gilles!. Returning to the routes of his Jazz FM & Radio London days Gilles picks out some stunning British Jazz tracks. All of which are current vinyl collectors rareities. The outstanding one for me being "Black Marigolds" from the rare Carr/Rendell Phase 3 LP. This track written by Michael Garrick is worth the purchase price alone.
treat Yourself to this Ltd edition CD. The Vinyl edition has a bonus track by the Mike Westbrook concert band "Original Peter" another corker of a track. Thanks Gilles
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surrender Now, 23 Feb. 2004
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P. Currion (Everywhere) - See all my reviews
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It's a crime that this music has been out of circulation for so long. Gilles shows his commitment to the music by putting his celebrity clout behind an album that wouldn't normally register on the attention-deficit disordered cultural radar of the media. "A personal selection of obscure 60s and 70s jazz by British artists that I've ever heard of? Please, pass me that new Strokes 10"...."
This could easily have been one of those worthy but unpleasant exercises in unearthing unlistenable jazz. It could equally easily have been one of those identikit compilations offering a random DJ the chance to show you how much cooler his record collection is than yours. It's neither. This is a quality album of music that still sounds fresh today, dug up from the vaults and given a spin. There's fast and slow, soft and hard, black and white - something for everybody.
As well as the more well-known names - such as Tubby Hayes and Joe Harriot, whose albums are available on CD - there are some interesting rarities here that really make you wonder why British jazz still sits in the shadow of the states. Let's see Black Marigolds ripping up the stereo...
Hopefully there'll be another album in this series, and hopefully more of the original albums will see the light of day. Support your local jazzer - buy this album now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz is the way, 11 Oct. 2002
This review is from: Impressed With Gilles Peterson (Audio CD)
GILLES PETERSON “IMPRESSED” (UNIVERSAL JAZZ), CD AND DOUBLE VINYL
1. First born - Garrick, Michael
2. Jaipor - Harriott, Joe & Amancio D'Silva
3. Cleopatra's needle - Ross, Ronnie
4. Rolli's tune - Beckett, Harry
5. Down in the Village - Hayes, Tubby
6. Black marigolds - Rendell, Don & Ian Carr Quintet
7. Lullaby for a lonely child - Collier, Graham
8. Dusk fire - Rendell, Don & Ian Carr Quintet
9. Original Peter - Mike Westbrook Concert Band
Think of the Sixties. Mods, rockers, 'swinging', psychedelia, hippies, decadence; all images I’m sure that are conjured up ....... but there is more. The flipside to all that was prevalent in that decade is
hidden away  in an underground club in a less desirable area of town, where music seeps out of a dark, hot and smoky basement. Here, musicians 'lock together' playing 'jazz with attitude', hard drums converse with delicate piano runs and the bassist throws in  ‘mad  walking basslines’ to show the others how it's done. The musical language is warmth and the sound is of dark, spacious, ‘moody’ twilight hours jazz.
The sounds you hear are“First Born”pianist’s Michael Garrick ‘gentle stroll’ into a fresh onward breeze of soothing piano and the ‘pitter patter’ of drums. The track glows with feeling. Michael Garrick, who wrote the liner notes to this album, held court in the Sixties, cutting many fine and much in demand tunes (which still attract very high prices). A pianist and composer of some repute, he was a regular at the then newly opened Ronnie Scott’s (given carte blanche to play what he wanted) and he also played with the Don Rendell and Ian Carr Quintet.
Gilles Peterson, who compiled the album, made his name in the early Eighties as a jazz DJ, and two staple diets from his early shows are featured next. Saxophonists Don Rendall and Ian Carr’s“Dusk Fire” is a haunting rhapsody, lightly touched by a morning call of a spiritual saxophone.The rhythm accentuates the mood with lots of space, allowing the music to breathe. Also by the same artists is the much sought after and vaunted “Black Marigolds”. The distant, soft whistling saxophone and roll of faintly middle Eastern drums evoke thoughts of a dusty Moroccan souk. The drums, piano and bass on both are tough. This is the original street music.
Less well known even to seasoned jazz heads is “Jaipor” by Joe Harriot and Amancio D’Silva. Harriot was a Jamaican emigrant who settled in London in the early fifties. Fascinated by the similarities between traditional Indian music and jazz, Joe recorded with much success, fusing the two genres. Before Miles (Davis) or The Beatles ‘got busy’ with all things Indian, Harriot recorded this with Indian guitarist Amancio D’Silva. Its light, lifting saxophone glides over the ruby red Indian strings of D’Silva which dance on a low sunset. Ronnie Ross’s “Cleopatra’s Needle” and Harry Beckett’s “Rolli’s Tune” offer similar esoteric touches; the former hardcore power jazz and the latter delighting in a band playing ‘in control’. Also featured on the album are “Down in the Village” by Tubby Hayes, “Lullaby for a Lonely Child” by Graham collier and a bonus track on vinyl “Original Peter” by Michael Westbrook. The album from beginning to end is nothing short of outstanding and is simply one of the best compilations ever.
You’re now standing outside the club, straining to hear the sweet sound of unrefined jazz. The bouncer, standing in front of the unmarked entrance, stares impassively. You start to move your head........and he smiles. He walks over and gives you a soundtrack to the music in the club.............to your thoughts, to the warm, positive feeling in your stomach, and to the ‘other side’ of Sixties music. You spy the title - it says “Impressed”.
written by Sanjiv Ahluwalia
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outrageous, 4 May 2003
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C. Herbert "mooseblaster" (Robin Hoods Bay UK) - See all my reviews
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I simply did not know that the home grown 'British' jazz of the 60's was so damned good. Every track is a real treat, I simply cannot understand why the original albums haven't been reisuued yet.
Anyway, the killer track has to be Black Marigolds where Trevor Tomkins plays like his life depends on it.
As Gilles Peterson says in his sleeve notes, roll on volume 2!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely top quality, beautiful, stimulating and amazing British Jazz., 9 Jun. 2014
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Even though my history goes back as far as listening to Joe Harriott, Tubby Hayes, Don Rendell, Michael Garrick, Norma Winstone LIVE in London clubs circa 1960, and having some albums from the period when I was given a copy of this CD by my daughter some ten years ago I was GOBSMACKED! What a collection, much of which I have subsequently purchased on re-released albums on CD. I play this CD regularly, have it on my i-tunes etc.

I had missed out on Amancio D'Silva all together (no longer)..."Jaipur" is a marvellous track. Amancio was an Indian guitarist who emigrated here. This track also features "goddess" Norma Winstone. Several tracks feature Michael Garrick ( at the peak of his creativity?), also Don Rendell, Ian Carr and Harry Beckett. Mainstay of Sunday evenings at "The Flamingo" Ronnie Ross also has a track. There is a couple of tracks on which Graham Collier plays (before he embarked on his magnificent "free form" enterprises such as "Mosaics").

This is an example of British Jazz at its very best. It is "uniquely British" and is making no attempt to emulate the jazz stars of that time across the pond. It is a equal or of a higher standard than much American jazz of that time. Gilles Peterson must be congratulated in firstly persuading Fontana to release this brilliant music and subsequently set about a re-issue of so much marvellous, uniquely British modern jazz from that period.

I am a universal jazz fan, but have no hesitation in waving the British flag very high. We had some marvellously inventive and skilful musicians around, several of whom perished or were lost from the world of music.

Although every track has merit, the three standout tracks are "Black Marigolds" (13.27), "Down In The Village" (11.00) and "Dusk Fire" (12.17). Utterly superb album; five stars are insufficient!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the man does it again and again! nice, very nice!, 25 Feb. 2004
This review is from: Impressed With Gilles Peterson (Audio CD)
just as i get round to collect this lot on vinyl vis a vis ebay etc, gilles does the business on cd, and why not a true democratisation of taste and rewriting of history, gilles has the knowledge and now the power and glory ! can't wait to see your australian jazz journies.
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