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on 23 February 2004
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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