THE RONNIE SCOTT QUARTET – BBC JAZZ CLUB SESSIONS 1964-1966 CD

THE RONNIE SCOTT QUARTET – BBC JAZZ CLUB SESSIONS 1964-1966 CD

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  1. Sweet and Lovely
  2. Sweet Lotus Blossom
  3. You Are My Heart’s Delight

Ronnie Scott (ts); Stan Tracey (p); Rick Laird (b); Ronnie Stephenson (d)

BBC Jazz Club, London, February 8th 1965

 

  1. Close Your Eyes
  2. Waltz for Debby*
  3. Music That Makes Me Dance/When She Makes Music*
  4. The Night Is Young
  5. I’ll Be Seeing You

Ronnie Scott (ts); Stan Tracey (p); Freddy Logan (b); Bill Eyden (d);

Mark Murphy (vocal*)

BBC Jazz Club, London, April 17th 1966

 

  1. Close Your Eyes
  2. What’s New?
  3. Avalon

Ronnie Scott (ts); Stan Tracey (p); Malcolm Cecil (b); Jackie Dougan (d)

Free Trade Hall, Manchester, June 6th 1964

 

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Description

Everyone knows that the 1960s, the decade in which London swung as never before, were the Golden Era of Ronnie Scott’s club, the tiny bolthole of a basement that had swiftly gone from a strictly parochial phenomenon to an international marker on the jazz map.  What’s less well-known, largely thanks to his own diffidence about recording, is that this was also the time in which Scott the player hit his peak.

These previously unreleased sessions from 1964-66 find him helming his own quartet – a band praised by critics of the time as a ‘powerful combo’ creating ‘full-blooded, exciting’ jazz – in three distinct t settings; live in Manchester (supporting jazz superstars the Dave Brubeck Quartet); in the studio; and accompanying a very special guest, the iconic American jazz vocalist Mark Murphy. Rarely has Scott been heard to better advantage, his playing throughout these sets bringing his legend back to vivid, hard-swinging and passionately communicative life.

Notes by Simon Spillett

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Weight 0.125 kg