29 March 2013


Here is music from three BBC Sounds of Jazz broadcasts by heroes of British jazz taken from cassettes.  I haven't separated the presenter's introductions so they are included with the music here and there.  I'm afraid I do not have a record of the dates of recordings or broadcasts, presumably some time in the 1970/80s.  Any help would be gratefully received.

Harry Beckett Quintet +1

Harry Beckett,  trumpet, flugelhorn
Elton Dean,  alto sax, saxello
Pete Lemer,  piano, synth
Paul Rogers,  bass
Tony Marsh,  drums
Courtney Pine,  soprano sax, tenor sax, bass clarinet

1. Wind of change  10:43
2. Time of day  13:35

Alan Skidmore / Malcolm Griffiths Quintet

Alan Skidmore,  tenor sax
Malcolm Griffiths,  trombone
John Taylor,  piano
Ron Matthewson,  bass
Tony Levin,  drums

3. Silver sliver  8:43
4. Das ist Alice  14:37

John Taylor Sextet

John Taylor,  piano
Stan Stulzmann,  tenor sax
Kenny Wheeler,  flugelhorn
Chris Pyne,  trombone
Chris Laurence,  bass
Tony Levin,  drums

5. Cameo  5:24
6. Lao  8:46
7. Silver  5:53
8. O  5:54

BBC Radio 2.  Sounds of Jazz.  Presenter: Peter Clayton.  Dates unknown.


Andy said...






wightdj said...

Good batch, thanks.

softnucleus said...

Wonderful Andy! Is it real or am I dreaming?!!!

bventure said...

A fabulous selection, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Andy!!

bventure said...

A fabulous selection, thanks!

Wallofsound said...

Many, many thanks for these, Andy. As to date, I haven't any exact details, but:

Pine was playing with Beckett in the early 1990s (not sure if he was doing so before).

Tony Levin played with John Taylor on a series of LPs in the early 1970s, with similar band members. It's Chris Payne, I believe. Levin played with Alan Skidmore and Malcolm Griffiths just before that on TCB. I'm using my Levin discography for this http://wallofsound.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/tony-levin-discography-1970s/

Wallofsound said...

If you're interested in this period of British jazz you may also like my tribute to Tony Levin at http://tonylevin.org

Andy said...

Hello Wallofsound. Thanks for your comments. Actually it's Chris Pyne, brother of pianist Mick Pyne. They both died in 1995. Thanks for the links to your Levin site. Over a year ago I sent you a lot of cd cover scans to use (which don't appear to have made it). I wonder if we have met. I live near Warwick.

slovenlyeric said...

Thanks. This look facinating. I am very exited to hear this material.

Wallofsound said...

You're right, Andy. That 'a' slipped in by mistake. Thank you for sending the CD cover scans. I'm not sure why they didn't get to us. And now I learn we are near neighbours. You've shared some really great music here recently. It' strange when this site draws people from across the world that we should live so close. It would be good to converse more off the site. Email me if you'd like to do the same.

Andy said...

@Wallofsound. Here are those scans if you need them.
I also sent a message to your Tony Levin site.

Wallofsound said...

Andy, that's great. Many thanks.

amnesia said...

Thanks for this. Does anyone have any news on Malcolm Griffiths' activities these days? Great trombonist.

miloo2 said...

Thanks Andy! Lovely stuff. BTW, while exploring Beckett's discography, I found this one with Rutherford and Oxley http://www.discogs.com/Giorgio-Gaslini-Giorgio-Gaslini-Meets-Jean-Luc-Ponty-Steve-Lacy-Harry-Becket-Tony-Oxley-Gianni-Bedor/release/1960539 -- anybody heard it?

fent99 said...

I have one of these shows from a different source. The Taylor is either 76 or 79 but I'll need to check.

I have a Courney Pine/Harry Beckett show (or half of one on a West Wind CD, don't have the other volume), Any interest in that?

miloo2 said...

fent99, I am certainly interested in Beckett & Pine Live, as it is currently not available as cd nor download on eMusic.com, where number of other Beckett albums (including those on ITM and Spotlite labels) is possible to find. I would also like to get his Passion and Possession with Joachim Kühn, Django Bates and Keith Tippett.

Andy said...

New link

Jorge Alberto Mussuto said...

Andy TYSM Again my dear friend:)))))