Remastered edition with one bonus track of the 1977 Ogun LP, bringing trumpeter Mark Charig together with Keith Tippett on organ & keys, and Ann Winter on voice & bell.
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Catalog ID: OGCD033
Squidco Product Code: 12810
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded on January 14-15, 1977 at St. Stephen's Chruch, Southmead, Bristol by Keith Beal. Mixed and edited in Hastings by Keith Beal & Mark Charig. Digital mastering by Martin Davidson. Originally released in 1977 as an LP OG710, this edition includes one bonus track ("The Trio Gets Lost in the Magic Forest").
Mark Charig-cornet, tenor horn
Keith Tippett-organ, zither, piano, voice, bell
Ann Winter-voice, bell
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1. Belllaphon 15:55
2. Ghostly Chances 7:13
3. Vega 0:59
4. Ode to the Ghost of an Improvised Past 7:22
5. Pavanne 7:23
6. Pipedream 7:19
7. The Trio Gets Lost in the Magic Forest 7:50
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Remastered edition of this 1977 Ogun LP, augmented by one bonus track. The recordings were made in St. Stephen's Church in Bristol, adding a beautiful resonance to these impressive improvisations. Tippett spends much of his time on the church's organ, an incredible contrast in sounds that adds massive depth to Charig's virtuoso playing. Ann Winter sings wordless vocals on several of the tracks, bridging jazz and rock with a passionate approach, alternating lovely and offbeat vocalizations perfect for the unusual orchestration of the album. This new edition includes the almost 8 minute "The Trio Gets Lost In The Magic Forest", a dark journey more sound oriented than the rest of the release, an epic work happily rescued from obscurity.
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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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