First Ever Official Individual Reissue!
Mastered From The Original Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!
Due to overwhelming demand for Jazzman Records' five-LP boxset, here are the first ever official individual reissues of all five of the iconic Lansdowne recording sessions by the legendary UK jazz combo, the Don Rendell-Ian Carr Quintet.
The five albums - 1965's Shades Of Blue, 1966's Dusk Fire, 1968's Phase III, 1969's Change Is, and 1969's Live - have reached almost mythical status in the collector's world. Regarded as holy grail artifacts for even the seasoned aficionado, the collective second-hand market value comes to an astonishing £6000. Jazzman Records located and acquired the original analog master tapes from the Universal vaults and created masters at Abbey Road Studios to produce audiophile quality 180 gram pressings replete with replica artwork -- shape, design, and even paper stock. No stone has been left unturned to deliver this absolute labor of love to the highest possible standard. Inside is a link to a printable online pdf which contains never before seen photographs, interviews with the remaining living band members and liner notes from BBC Radio 3 presenter, and award-winning jazz writer Alyn Shipton.
The band played together for seven years and during this fruitful time they made a plethora of deeply melodic, post-bop British jazz compositions that later on took influences from Indo and more spiritually guided jazz. Produced by the influential Denis Preston and recorded at his Lansdowne Studios in London, the band was primarily made up of saxophonist Don Rendell, trumpeter/composer Ian Carr, and pianist/composer Michael Garrick. This is UK jazz at its absolute finest and is a treasure not to be missed.
"UK-based Jazzman Records has delivered one of the most important and substantial troves." - Downbeat
"Musically, British Jazz was in a good place at this time, and even today the Rendell/Carr Quintet is referenced as the best small group in British Jazz. Credit to Jazzman for this impressive reissue package." - Jazzwise
"British jazz would never again witness a group quite as consistently, effervescently brilliant." - Record Collector
"This collection is a fascinating document of a band's evolution in real time. Each record builds on its predecessor and the members take inspiration from a wide variety of sources, but manage to do their own thing at the same time. This is a catalogue worthy of (re)discovery." - NYC Jazz Record
• 180g Vinyl
• First ever official individual reissue
• Fully licensed reissue
• Mastered at Abbey Road from original analogue master tapes
• Authentic custom flipback sleeve with original artwork
• Poly-lined and printed individual inner sleeve
• Includes link to online PDF with printable liner notes, interviews and never-before-seen photos
• Made in the EU
Don Rendell, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Ian Carr, trumpet, flugelhorn
Colin Purbrook, piano
Dave Green, bass
Trevor Tomkins, drums
1. Blue Mosque
2. Latin Blue
3. Just Blue
1. Garrison '64
2. Blue Doom
3. Shades Of Blue
4. Big City Strut