Bill LeSage New Directions In Jazz

Bill LeSage New Directions In Jazz

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Disc One Hamburg February 28th 1964


1.      Night Talk

2.      Monkey Business

3.      Caber Dance

4.      Lady Day

5.      Wigmore Walk

6.      Honky Tonk

7.      Morning Theories

8.      Yardsticks

9.      Blue Trident

10.  Times Two-and-a-Half

11.  Come Rain or Come Shine

12.  So What

13.  Pastorale d’Hiver

14.  Where’s the Fire?

15.  Rustic Gait



Disc Two BBC Sessions 1963-64


1.      Night Talk

2.      It Don’t Mean A Thing

3.      Times Two-and-a-Half

4.      Come Rain Or Come Shine

5.      Progressive Gavotte

6.      Rustic Gait

7.      Times Two-and-a-Half

8.      Night Talk

9.      New Orleans*

10.  Improvisation on a Twelve Tone Scale*

11.  Milestones*

12.  Interview*

13.  Honky Tonk*

14.  Three

15.  Clarion

16.  Minky


*tracks 9 – 13 low fidelity recording


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Bill LeSage’s Directions In Jazz Unit cut some dynamic radio and TV sessions between 1963 and 1964 in Hamburg and London. This 2CD set also features the Ronnie Ross Quartet and Sax Section. Sleeve notes by Duncan Heining


‘The music here is easily among the most inventive jazz being recorded in the U.K. at the time. Compositions and arrangements are breezy and complex, with gorgeous woodwind and cello textures. And all of the songs swing. This double album is a must own… a terrific two-CD set’ Marc Myers Jazz Wax

‘This highly attractive compilation…contains nothing to frighten the horses and there are several examples that really do convey a singular beauty.’ Russell Newmark – The Beat

‘Overall, this is a wonderful time capsule of the early days of modern British Jazz, which is a delightful trip down the memory lane, and quite an educational perspective of the history of the British Jazz chronology. Kudos to the Rhythm And Blues label for digging this material from the depths of the vaults and releasing it, keeping the memories alive.’ Adam Baruch