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.
Catalog ID: OGCD 032
Squidco Product Code: 12191
Country: Great Britain
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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1. Nicrotto 12:00
2. Seven For Lee 8:41
3. Sweet F. A. 11:03
4. Three For All 10:50
5. Dance 9:12
6. Fall In Free 4:37
7. Forsoothe 9:09
8. M. T. 1:54
9. Friday Night Blues 5:03
10. Prayer For Jesus 3:26
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European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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London & UK Free Improvisation Scene
sample the album:
"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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"Radu Malfatti is an Austrian trombone player and composer. He was born in Innsbruck, in the province of Tyrol, on December 16, 1943. He has been described as "among the leaders in redefining the avant-garde as truly on-the-edge art." His work "since the early nineties... has been investigating the edges of ultraminimalism in both his composed and improvised work." He also operates B-Boim, a CD-R only record label focusing on improvised and composed music, much of it his own."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radu_Malfatti)
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"Keith Tippett (born Keith Graham Tippetts; 25 August 1947) is a British jazz pianist and composer.
Tippett was born in Southmead, Bristol. The son of an English father who was a policeman and an Irish mother name of Kitty. Keith wrote music dedicated to her after she died. Keith was the oldest of three siblings and had Clive and Thomas as brothers. Tippett went to Greenway Secondary Modern school in Southmead, Bristol. He formed his first band when he was fourteen with school friends, such as Richard Murch, Mike Milton, Terry Pratt and Bob Chard. They were called the KT Trad Lads performing Traditional jazz. Later Keith formed a modern jazz trio in Bristol and played regularly at the Dugout Club in Park Row, Bristol. He studied Piano and Church Organ, was a chorister and played with the school and Bristol youth brass bands. He moved to London in 1967, to pursue a musical life.
In the late 1960s, Tippett led a sextet featuring Elton Dean on saxophone, Mark Charig on trumpet and Nick Evans on trombone. Tippett married singer Julie Driscoll and wrote scores for TV.
In the early 1970s, his big band Centipede brought together much of a generation of young British jazz and rock musicians. As well as performing some concerts (limited economically by the size of the band), they recorded one double-album, Septober Energy.
He formed, with Harry Miller and Louis Moholo a formidable rhythm section at the centre of some the most exciting combinations in the country, including the Elton Dean quartet, and Elton Dean's Ninesense. Around the same time, he was also in the vicinity of King Crimson, contributing piano to several of their records including "Cat Food" (and even appearing with them on Top of the Pops). His own groups, such as Ovary Lodge tended towards a more contemplative form of European free improvisation. He continues to perform with the improvising ensemble Mujician and more recently (2006) Work in Progress.
Tippett has appeared and recorded in a wide variety of settings, including a duet with Stan Tracey, duets with his wife Julie Tippetts, solo performances, and appeared on three King Crimson albums."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Tippett)
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