There was a request for this one, necessitating another dip into the mp3 archives. We do pride ourselves on providing a good and rapid service around here, don't we?
This is a good collection of five tracks, partly studio, partly live.
These are excerts from the early phases of SME which would go on in a variety in formats, sometimes down to a duo with John Stevens and Trevor Watts (which also ran their fusion-oriented bands in the 70s - Away and Amalgam - to be documented in due course).
Info on the individual tracks:
Juicy (from the unreleased Cul-de-Sac soundtrack)(K. Komeda/2:14/completed track)Kenny Wheeler (tp), Paul Rutherford (tb), Trevor Watts (as/breathing**), Jeff Clyne (b), John Stevens (d/perc). Rec. by Eddie Kramer, prob. at Olympic Sound Studios, London, April 1966. The Ensemble was apparently commissioned via Eddie Kramer to record compositions by Krzysztof Komeda for the soundtrack of Roman Polanski’s 1966 film Cul-de-Sac, an offbeat black-comedy set on the island of Lindisfarne.
Springboard (and radio announcement)(Stevens/3:29)Kenny Wheeler (tp/fh), Paul Rutherford (tb), Evan Parker (ss/ts), Trevor Watts (as/fl/oboe), Derek Bailey (g), Barry Guy (b), John Stevens (d). Rec. live by BBC Radio at the Paris cinema, London, Mon March 20, 1967; tr: BBC Radio Light Programme The Jazz Scene (Jazz Club slot), March 26, 1967.
Willow Trio - Part 2(extract 8:03)Evan Parker (ss), Barre Phillips (b), John Stevens (perc). Rec. by Eddie Kramer at Olympic Sound Studios, London, October 6, 1967. Willow Trio sessions.
Double Trio - Part 1Evan Parker (ss), Trevor Watts (as), Dave Holland (b), Peter Kowald (b), Rashied Ali (d/perc), John Stevens (d/perc). Rec. by Eddie Kramer at Olympic Sound Studios, London, March 10, 1968. Unreleased studio session.
Originally posted by "not really", and reposted by BigO, from where this came.
The radio announcer I would guess is Humphrey Lyttelton (back on the BBC Light Programme in 1967 - before it came Radio 2).