06 gennaio 2015


Circolate per anni in via non ufficiale tra cultori e appassionati (anche dello Yodel) escono allo scoperto le registrazioni del concerto del cantante statunitense Leon Thomas con i britannici Nucleusil sestetto degli esordi, a cavallo temporale tra Elastic Rock e We'll Talk About It Later - tenuto al Montreux Jazz Festival del 1970. Se ne incarica la Gearbox Records, specializzata in lussuose edizioni in vinile: Live 1970.

The first official release of the June 1970 Montreux Jazz Festival concert featuring trumpeter Ian Carr’s pioneering Nucleus performing with US vocalist Leon Thomas on a set of Thomas’ repertoire. The collaboration with Thomas is (in Ian Carr's words) a combination of the “rock thing... with the roots of the music”. Leon Thomas, vocals; Ian Carr, trumpet & flugelhorn; Karl Jenkins, oboe & piano; Brian Smith, soprano & tenor sax, flute; Chris Spedding, guitar; Jeff Clyne, bass; John Marshall, drums.

http://gearboxrecords.wazala.com/products/nucleus-with-leon-thomas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moRNfaqfrfI
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/live-1970-nucleus-gearbox-records-review-by-bruce-lindsay.php
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/live-1970-nucleus-and-leon-thomas-gearbox-records-review-by-roger-farbey.php