07 novembre 2012

Ad accompagnare il testo di Duncan Heining Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers, importante affresco degli anni ruggenti del jazz britannico dal dopoguerra fino alla metà degli anni settanta appena uscito per i tipi della Equinox Publishing di Sheffield, c'è un eccellente cd prodotto in Canada dall'indomita Reel Recordings di Michael King. Scrive King: "When Duncan enthusiastically embraced Reel Recordings’ proposal to produce a collection of rare recordings as a musical companion for his book illuminating the classic period of British Jazz, 1960-1975, it was clear that the endeavor would uncover pure musical gold. The finding of these recordings was met with generosity by the musicians and their respective estates, and they, along with Reel Recordings, are donating all proceeds from the purchase of this CD to the Musicians Benevolent Fund, U.K. The musicians represented here rank highly among the many talented musicians from this especially creative period of British Jazz as it developed on stages and in studios across London. For some, their reputations precede them, while others have perhaps receded into anonymity. All, however, are unified through a common love for the colours and sounds of vanguardist jazz composition and performance. Today, in 2012, this compendium reveals recordings, which will touch listeners, both those who remember the times and those who are just discovering its music, with its beauty, excitement, and imagination. Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers: British Jazz 1961-1975 is a veritable treasure trove of musical brilliance, made personal and distinctive by individual improvisers and accompanists of extraordinary ability, and comes exclusively in a Compact Disc Edition that will delight jazz fans everywhere."