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Seamen's Mission Box set

4.8 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD (15 Aug. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Proper Box
  • ASIN: B005BY8N3Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 203,305 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Jack Parnell And His Orchestra - The Champ
  2. Jack Parnell And His Orchestra - Kick Off
  3. Jimmy Deuchar Showcase - Spain
  4. Jimmy Deuchar Ensemble - Treble Gold
  5. Jimmy Deuchar Ensemble - I. P.A Special
  6. Jimmy Deuchar Ensemble - Opus De Funk
  7. Jimmy Deuchar Sextet - Lullaby In Rhythm
  8. Jimmy Deuchar Sextet - Milestones
  9. Jimmy Deuchar Sextet - Swingin' In Studio Two
  10. Jimmy Deuchar - I Could Write A Book
  11. Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists - Jump For Joe
  12. Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists - Haitian Ritual
  13. Kenny Graham And His Satellites - One Four
  14. Kenny Graham And His Satellites - Five Four
  15. Kenny Graham And His Afro Cubists - Bongo Chant
  16. Joe Harriott Quartet - Cherokee
  17. Joe Harriott Quartet - Out Of Nowhere

Disc: 2

  1. Joe Harriott Quartet - Just Goofin'
  2. Joe Harriott Quartet - Blues Original
  3. Joe Harriott Quartet - My Heart Belongs To Daddy
  4. Joe Harriott Quintet - Formation
  5. Joe Harriott Quintet - Abstract
  6. Ronnie Scott Orchestra - Seamen's Mission
  7. Ronnie Scott Orchestra - S'il Vous Plait
  8. Ronnie Scott Orchestra - Jordu
  9. Ronnie Scott Orchestra - Bang
  10. Ronnie Scott Orchestra - A Night In Tunisia
  11. Ronnie Scott Orchestra - The Big Fist
  12. Victor Feldman Modern Jazz Quartet - What Goes?
  13. Victor Feldman Modern Jazz Quartet - Monsoon
  14. Victor Feldman Jazz Quintet - Bird's Last Flight
  15. Victor Feldman Big Band Big Top
  16. Victor Feldman Big Band Maenya
  17. Victor Feldman Big Band Blues In Two Modes

Disc: 3

  1. Victor Feldman Quartet - Jackpot
  2. Victor Feldman Quartet - You Are My Heart's Delight
  3. Victor Feldman Quartet - The Minor And The Major
  4. Victor Feldman Quartet - Wilbert's Tune
  5. Victor Feldman/Jimmy Deuchar Quintet - Wail
  6. Victor Feldman/Jimmy Deuchar Quintet - Wailing Wall
  7. Dizzy Reece Quintet - Butch
  8. Dizzy Reece Quintet - Yardbird Suite
  9. Dizzy Reece Quintet - Scrapple From The Apple
  10. Dizzy Reece Quartet - Bluebird
  11. Dizzy Reece Quartet - Get Up

Disc: 4

  1. Dizzy Reece Quartet - Main Title (Nowhere To Go)
  2. Dizzy Reece Quartet - The Escape And Chase
  3. Stan Tracey Trio - Free
  4. Stan Tracey Trio - Boo Bah
  5. The Jazz Couriers - If This Isn't Love
  6. The Jazz Couriers - Easy To Love
  7. The Jazz Couriers - Whisper Not
  8. The Jazz Couriers - Autumn Leaves
  9. The Jazz Couriers - Too Close For Comfort
  10. The Jazz Couriers - Yesterdays
  11. The Jazz Couriers - Love Walked In
  12. Tubby Hayes Quartet - Like Someone In Love
  13. Tubby Hayes Quartet - The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
  14. Tubby Hayes Quartet - Sunny Monday
  15. Tubby Hayes Quartet - Unidentified 32-Bar Theme

Product Description

Product Description

Few, if any, British jazz musicians gained the legendary status that Phil Seamen gained. Certain aspects of the make-up of Phil Seamen contributed strongly to this exalted position. First of all there was his great talent as a drummer. During the 1950's and 60's, Phil Seamen was generally regarded as the greatest European Jazz Drummer. Phil arrived on the British jazz scene with the advant of the bebop movement , although his abilities transcended this music. He was equally at home in the very first European free-jazz combo of Joe Harriott, the traditional jazz groups of Nat Gonella, on The Rhythm And Blues of Alexis Korner or the heavy rock of Ginger Baker's Air Force. Seamen's personality also contributed to his elevated status. He was a unique character with a great gift of humour and sharp wit. He also played the star with conviction with a larger than life personality that allowed him to get away with it. Another aspect that added fame as well as notoriety to the Phil Seamen phenomenon was his well known drug addiction. Seamen could handle large amounts of drugs, washing them down with a large intake of alcohol. There are countless anecdotes still told about Phil Seamen, some comic, some tragic and some apocryphal, most of them a mixture of all three. He was a born raver.

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Phil will never be forgotten by those who saw and heard him (I was lucky enough to many times). Everything is otherwise available on this set, except for three pieces by the Victor FReldman Modern Jazz Quartet (What Goes/Monsoon/Birds Last Flight). these pieces are making their fiorst appearance on CD so the 4 CD set is worth buying for these three tracks alone. Obviously inspired by the MJQ Vic's group swings more than Mr Lewis's ensemble ever did. On Birds Last Flight, the little heard Derek Humble on alto and Tommy Pollard, an early casualty of the British Modern jazz lifestyle, a fantastic pianist.

I have to point out that (just in case you missed them on Properboxes Ronnie Scott and Joe Harriott sets) three of the only four tracks recorded by the 1955 Scott Big Band make yet another appearance.

Great music, but you always feel Proper produce 4 star rather than 5 star sets because of the sometimes haphazard production and missed tracks (the fourth Ronnie Scott title, a ballad feature for Ronnie called "With Every Breath I Take") isn't even included on Ronnie's Properbox.
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An excellent trawl through the cream of British Jazz in the 1950s.Tubby, Ronnie, Victor Feldman, Jimmy Deuchar and Joe Harriott are all here. Generous playing time on each of the 4 cds and good sound quality.If you buy the other Proper Boxes for Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes and Joe Harriott there is quite a bit of overlap of the tracks,but considering the price of each box set it's not a big grumble.
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By Susan C on 24 April 2013
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Already have some of these tracks but wonderful to hear Phil again with a variety of musicians, like going back in time for me.
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Was for a Xmas present,the recipient was delighted,was a friend of his and been after the album for a long time
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Great bands being driven by one the best drummers the UK has ever produced!
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