Joe goes public turning Japanese

Boom. Bass power and then some on 'Terror' from Seven Japanese Tales by bassist Joe Downard. Talk about impact. A complete unknown, for now, the album is a 7-piece suite inspired by the writer Junichiro Tanizaki.

Published: 22 Apr 2020. Updated: 9 months.

Boom. Bass power and then some on 'Terror' from Seven Japanese Tales by bassist Joe Downard. Talk about impact. A complete unknown, for now, the album is a 7-piece suite inspired by the writer Junichiro Tanizaki.

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Ray sheds some much needed light on newly Russelled-up 1967-69 tapes

This has whetted my appetite. A lot. However it is the prospect of the Dave Holland featured tracks that up the anticipation level a few notches even more although these are not streaming so far. Nonetheless pick of the hoarded air shot tracks …

Published: 21 Apr 2020. Updated: 9 months.

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This has whetted my appetite. A lot. However it is the prospect of the Dave Holland featured tracks that up the anticipation level a few notches even more although these are not streaming so far.

Nonetheless pick of the hoarded air shot tracks here, in knock you ears out sound quality too incidentally, such fantastic sound detail is a pleasure to hear, is the mesmerising 'Bonita' one of 3 tracks streaming so far. Rejoice? Erm… oh go on then.

'Bonita' was on the Ray Russell quartet album Turn Circle released by CBS in 1968 and on which the guitarist was joined by bassist Ron Mathewson and drummer Alan Rushton plus pianist Roy Fry (nb not ''Ron'' as listed on Bandcamp) also among the personnel on these Spontaneous Event tapes that Jazz in Britain are putting out. The bluesy composition 'Dragon Hill' then taken out also gave its name to the 1969 CBS album of the same name and where the amusingly titled 'Can I Have My Paperback Back?' also streaming from these newly issued tapes is also to be found. SG