Disc One British Jazz

  1. Eddie Thompson Trio Eddification
  2. Don Rendell Jazz Six Johnny Comes Lately
  3. The Jazz Couriers Mirage
  4. Tony Crombie Ninth Man
  5. Alan Clare Trio Morning Fun
  6. Melody Maker All Stars Hark Dog
  7. Ronnie Ross Quintet The Serpent
  8. Jimmy Deuchar Sextet Jak-Jak
  9. Vic Ash Sextet Just For The Boys
  10. Don Rendell Jazz Six Tickletoe
  11. Dizzy Reece Quintet Close Up
  12. Ronnie Ross Quintet Slidin’
  13. Ken Moule’s Music Fishin’ The Blues
  14. Johnny Dankworth Jim and Andy’s
  15. The Jazz Couriers The Serpent
  16. Jimmy Deuchar Sextet Heather Mist
  17. Tony Kinsey Quintet Autumn In Cuba

Disc Two Jazz U.S.A

  1. Eddie Costa Quartet Guys and Dolls
  2. Art Blakey Jazz Messengers Moanin’ (45rpm)
  3. Hampton Hawes There Will Never Be Another You
  4. Harold Land Quintet You Don’t Know What Love Is
  5. Kenny Burrell Septet The Man I Love
  6. Mose Allison Trio The Seventh Son
  7. Lou Donaldson Quintet Blues Walk
  8. Bill Evans Trio Tenderly
  9. Cannonball Adderley Autumn Leaves
  10. Ahmad Jamal Trio Poinciana (45rpm)
  11. Miles Davis Milestones
  12. John Coltrane/Kenny Burrell Freight Trane
  13. Horace Silver Quintet Pyramid
  14. Count Basie Orchestra Lil’ Darlin’ (45rpm)
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In a nation said to have ‘never had it so good’, Britain’s jazzmen were certainly proving this to be so during 1958. Not yet drowned by rock and roll, jazz was the youth culture music of the cognoscenti, those who, digging both modern American records and Continental fashion, were laying the groundwork of the first phase of ‘Mod.’ But there was more to 1958 than aping the mannerisms of others. London had its own scene and its own style – a Soho kind of sound – centred around clubs like the Flamingo and bands like the Jazz Couriers and there was seemingly no shortage of visiting US jazz giants, from Dizzy Gillespie to Dave Brubeck, queing up to give their approval for music they thought world class. Soho Scene ‘58 tells the story of this heady time; a Year Zero for Modernism in which London began to swing its way towards the 1960s, jazz setting the pace as never before.
12 page booklet and liner notes by Simon Spillett.


Consider this an invaluable way to recall a prime time when these players on both sides of the pond were busily creating jazz music of enduring quality. Recommended. Peter Vacher Jazzwise