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People Band: 69/70 (Emanem)

Two hours of unreleased material from this under-documented seminal London free jazz unit, recorded at four locations including live and studio sessions, essential additions!

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product information:

UPC: 5030243520121

Label: Emanem
Catalog ID: 5201
Squidco Product Code: 11563

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: 2 CDs in gatefold cardstock foldover
Recordings made between 1969 and 1970.


Mel Davis-piano, organ, trombone

Terry Day-drums, alto saxophone, bamboo flute

Lynn Dobson-flute (B3 only)

Eddie Edem-trumpet, congas

Tony Edwards-drums, percussion

Mike Figgis-trumpet, flugel horn

Russell Hardy-flute, penny whistly, bamboo reed pipe (B3 only)

Adam Hart-piano, organ, trombone

Charlie Hart-doublebass

Terry Holman-baritone saxophone

Iain Jacobs-alto saxophone(B3 only)

Paul Jolly-tenor, alto, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet

George Khan-baritone, tenor saxophone, flute, electric guitar

Albert Kovitz-clarinet, bass clarinet

Michael O'Dwyer (Spoon)-tenor saxophone

Davey Payne-tenor, alto, soprano saxophone, flute

Butch Potter-electric guitar, bass

Geoffrey Prowse-one string Thing-a-Phone with extended horn (B3 only)

Rose Widdison-clarinet

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track listing:

Disc 1

1. SOHO Studio 1 10:41

2. SOHO Studio 2 5:41

3. SOHO Studio 3 10:55

4. SOHO Studio 4 14:09

5. SOHO Studio 5 4:49

6. SOHO Studio 6 2:28

7. SOHO Studio 7 4:05

8. SOHO Studio 8 4:06

9. SOHO Studio 8 8:06

Disc 2

1. Paradiso 23:50

2. In the Woods 23:22

3. In The Woods Again 15:58

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Following on from their only prior published recording ('1968' reissued on Emanem 4102), here are over two hours of previously unissued recordings from 1969 and 1970.

Very different musics recorded in four very different locations:

(1) a studio session in a central London studio;
(2) an indoor jam at Mel DaviesÕ house in north London;
(3) a quintet club gig at the Paradiso in Amsterdam; &
(4) two outdoor jams in Trent Park woods near London.

This was around the time the People Band was ejected from the Anarchists Annual Ball for being too musically anarchic.

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