"Here's a post for the blog. My favourite British tenor player:- Alan Skidmore Quintet - TCB 1970 Alan Skidmore: tenorMalcolm Griffiths: tromboneMartin Taylor: pianoChris Laurence: bassTony Levin: drumsMike Osborne (alto) and John Surman (soprano) guest on the last three tunes Vinyl ripped at 256
http://rapidshare.com/files/42732686/TCB.rar.html Scans are attached.
Alan has played with all sorts of people in his career, including Stan Tracey, John Mayall, Mike Gibbs, Georgie Fame and Van Morrison. He was a member of the much-acclaimed saxophone trio SOS, along with Surman and Osborne.Sadly, I don't think he has recorded as much as leader as his rich talents deserve. I'd rate him as up there on a level with the top American tenor giants.Nowadays, I suspect being semi-retired, he plays occasional Coltrane tribute gigs, and in the company of veteran British altoist Pete King, Charlie Parker tributes. I was lucky enough to catch one of his Trane gigs a couple of years ago, which was tremendous. I recall a particularly beautiful rendition of Naima.
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15 July 2007