JOHNNY BURCH OCTET – JAZZBEAT LP

JOHNNY BURCH OCTET – JAZZBEAT LP

£18.00

Side ONE
1. Moanin’ Timmons
2. Early In The Morning Trad. arr Baker
3. All Members Heath

Side TWO
1. The Champ Gillespie
2. Ritual Burch
3. Oleo Rollins
4. Stolen Moments Nelson
5. Milestones Davis

R&B39

Description

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. We also include here 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.

Additional information

Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 35 × 35 × 0.4 cm