a compendium of rare british jazz recordings from the sixties and seventies: trad dads, dirty boppers and free fusioneers, featuring john stevens, elton dean, robert wyatt, ian carr, john surman, gary windo, john marshall, kenny wheeler, lyn dobson, and even derek bailey

the first wave of the british free improvised music scene of the seventies and eighties of the last century was not just a handful of funny people playing plingplong brötztröt squeak boing dadadum to fool and disturb the audience, but their quest for an agrammatistic terminology and their perpetual piercing of conventional listening habits was deeply rooted in modern classical music and in the european reception and interpretation of american free jazz.

the album trad dads, dirty boppers and free fusioneers was the last great work michael king compiled and created for reel recordings in 2012 before his untimely death. and though it deals with semi-traditional music it is not an easy listening affair. for your pleasure i added a coeval and apposite track by derek bailey to make it even more disturbing. this is what you want, this is what you get.
01 - mike taylor quintet - phrygie 1961
02 - henry lowther-lyn dobson quintet - scarpo 1964
03 - john stevens seven - number three 1965
04 - mike osborne / john surman quartet - an idea 1966 (listen directly)
05 - joe harriott quintet - shadow 1968
06 - amancio d'silva with the don rendell / ian carr quintet - joyce county 1969
07 - gary windo's symbiosis - standfast 1971
08 - elton dean's just us - beer garden 1972 (listen directly)
09 - lol coxhill & steve miller - for those who prefer it mid tempo 1974
10 - graham collier music - singing for the small change 1975
and one more track added on as an extra encore:

11 - derek bailey (uncredited bonustrack from incus taps, probably 1973) (listen directly)
download the traddadadadads:



Anonymous said...

Derek Bailey has been "disturbing" me for years! He may not be beyond criticism (maybe... The Sign of Four with Pat Metheny is not to my taste at all, but then play Limescale and oh...) but he's as close as you get... thanks for this!

rev.b said...

*eyes bulging* Whoa! Thank you for this collection of rarity, very much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

This looks interesting... many of my favourites of the era. Looking forward to listening to it. Many thanks!


parmalee said...

Damn, Kevin Ayers demos! I feel like I've been waiting a lifetime for this moment.

Anonymous said...

Mike Osborne und John Surman müssen in ihrer Zeit ja wohl recht populär gewesen sein. Indiziell für die Annahme ist der Umstand, dass die Hälfte meiner Lehrer in den TTT TTTTs und ganz frühen TTTT TTTTs ihren Look kopiert zu haben scheint. Diese Pädagogen haben aber mehr ECM-Records gehört (, die gar nicht sooooooo schlimmmmm waren wie ich damals immmer - und zwar recht apodiktisch - behauptet habe) und vermutlich James Last.

Obgleich mir Elton Deans Nummer noch was besser gefällt.

Muss wohl mal was tiefer in die Materie einsteigen

anonymus no. 2