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Jazzman | Columbia | EMI

Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet – Shades Of Blue

$48.00

Jazzman | Columbia | EMI

Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet – Shades Of Blue

$48.00

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'Shades of Blue was the first Lansdowne outing of the Rendell Carr Quintet, and is an interesting contrast to the increasingly idiosyncratic and complex later works. If those later ’60s albums were landmarks in truly British modern jazz, this first 1964 recording reflects more American influence: one track with an easy latin groove (Blue Mosque), another a late-night bluesy swinger (Latin Blue), then a classic triple-speed chase (Blue Doom), usually a winning formula, and this one has a secret up its sleeve...'

'...Rendell delivers solid solos with an authoritative tenor voice, shades of Rollins and Zoot Sims , but it is when he switches to soprano that the music takes on a life of its own, laced with contrapuntal snake-charmer lines, rapid-fire ascending and descending arpeggios .  His straight horn contrasts with Carr’s sour rasping brass, lurking  in the bottom register. Colin Purbrook has a delicate, almost ethereal touch on piano, Trevor Tomkins is always on point with perfectly-judged textures and accents, Dave Green’s firm bass holds the ground...'

'...The cover says mono but the vinyl plays stereo, perfect reproduction Columbia “Magic Notes”  labels,  but most importantly, mastered from original tapes, at Abbey Road Studios, and decently pressed 180 gram virgin vinyl. In the absence of a time machine and unlimited funds, this is as good a reissue as it is possible to get of this legendary British jazz classic...' London Jazz Collector

Label: Jazzman ‎– JMANLP 107X, Columbia ‎– 33SX 1733, EMI ‎– 33SX 1733

Series: Lansdowne Series –

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo

Country: UK

Released: 2019

Genre: Jazz

Style: Post BopModal