Elton Dean's Ninesense band (with Harry Beckett, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, &c) mirrored the 1970s London scene in all its vitality.
Dean, Elton's Ninesense
Happy Daze + Oh! For The Edge
Released in: UK
"We all know by now (because Elton keeps on saying it) that Ninesense is the spiritual heir of the 1969/70 Keith Tippett Group, but it's also rather more than that. As far as I am concerned, this band is the first that gets close to mirroring the totality of the London jazz scene in all its diversity, vitality and strength of character. [...]"-Steve Lake, from the liner notes.
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Catalog ID: OGCD 032
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Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve 3 panels
Happy Daze recorded at Redan Recorders, London W2 on 26th July 1977. Previously released on LP as OG 910 in 1977. Oh! For The Edge Recorded live at Grass Roots Jazz Club at the 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, London W.1. on Monday, March 22, 1976 by Keith Beal. Album mixed and edited in Hastings by Keith Beal and Elton Dean. Previously released on LP as OG 900 in 1976.
Elton Dean-alto sax, saxello
Alan Skidmore-tenor sax
Harry Beckett-trumpet, flugelhorn
Mark Charig-trumpet, tenor horn
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