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Johnny Burch is probably best-known for songs he wrote in 1963 for Georgie Fame such as “In The Meantime” and “Preach and Teach”. This was at a time when the boundaries between modern jazz, rhythm and blues and beat music were being broken down at such places as the Flamingo and the Marquee. For a few months, Burch was leader of a group that included several musicians who found fame in the blues and rock scene of the late 60s such as Graham Bond, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. This CD features the earliest-known recordings of Bruce and Baker together in a live broadcast for the BBC from March 1963. It also contains five tracks from a session that Burch’s 1965 line-up recorded for BBC’s Band Beat. Burch was never a major figure in the London jazz scene but this collection highlights his group’s unique role which acted as a bridge between modern jazz and the nascent British R&B movement.


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1. Moanin’ (Timmons)
2. Early In The Morning (Trad. arr. Baker)
3. All Members (Heath)
4. The Champ take 3 (Gillespie)
5. Ritual take 2 (Burch)
6. Oleo take 2 (Rollins)
7. Stolen Moments take 2
8. Milestones (Nelson)
9. Ritual take 1 (Burch)
10. The Champ take 1 (Gillespie)
11. Stolen Moments take 1 (Nelson)
12. Oleo take 1 (Rollins)
13. The Champ outtakes (Gillespie)
14. Oleo outtakes (Rollins)
15. I Remember Clifford (Golson)
16. Going Up North (Nelson)
17. Nightwalk (Burch)
18. Del Sasser (Jones)

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Weight 0.125 kg