BOP-IN’ BRITAIN Volume 1 on CD
BOP IN BRITAIN VOL. 1: THE LEARNING CURVE
25 TRACKS ON 1 CD
Featuring Ralph Sharon Sextet, Johnny Dankworth Seven, Steve Race Bop Group, Tommy Whittle Quartet & Septet – boppin’ fantastic! The new changes in jazz improvisation in America, coming under the somewhat unedifying nomenclature of bebop, permeated rather slowly into the British jazz scene during the mid 1940s, partly because most of the more jazz-influenced big bands of the time were wary of its potential and longevity. Equally though was the telling fact that in those days American jazz groups working in Britain and vice-versa, was unheard of, due to the counter-productive blockage on the exchange of British and American musicians by their respective Unions.
BOSWORTH MODERN JAZZ GROUP: Rebop Rebels / Quintessence / Boppin’ The Boogie / Baltimore Bop.
STEVE RACE BOP GROUP: Vertigo / Marzipan / Bugle Call Bop / Microcosmo
ALAN DEAN’S BEBOPPERS: Gone With The Windmill (take 1) / Gone With The Windmill (take 2) / Barbados / Elevenses / Ool-Ya-Koo
JOHNNY DANKWORTH SEVEN: Lightly Politely / Strike Up The Band / Marmaduke / Little Benny
RALPH SHARON SEXTET: Burman’s Bauble / Boptical Illusion
TOMMY WHITTLE QUARTET: All The Things You Are / Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
TOMMY WHITTLE SEPTET: Wit’s End / Portland Place / Sam’s Say / Night And Day