''Previously unreleased'' Michael Garrick sessions set to be issued

A very interesting archival release is in prospect from a label I for one haven't come across before, as Rhythm and Blues Records are currently advertising ''previously unreleased'' Michael Garrick sessions taped in 1967 and 1969 that whets the …

Published: 6 Aug 2021. Updated: 42 days.

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A very interesting archival release is in prospect from a label I for one haven't come across before, as Rhythm and Blues Records are currently advertising ''previously unreleased'' Michael Garrick sessions taped in 1967 and 1969 that whets the appetite. There is a lot of UK record collector interest in the English pianist and composer Michael Garrick (1933-2011) and understandably so and that was the case well before Garrick's death a decade ago partially sated by the Impressed compilations and 2005's Jazz Britannia surge of interest. Here's what information the label have made available about A New Serious Music plus look at the cover above:

The tracks:

Good Times

Rustat’s Gravesong

Rest

Beautiful Thing

Anthem

These were recorded at the BBC Paris Studios [in Lower Regent Street, London] on 17 July 1967.

Cascade

Face In A Crowd

On Track

You Are Winter

Childrens’ Chorus

Thanksgiving Dance

These were recorded at BBC Radio One on 19 October 1969.

Listed as with Garrick are Henry Lowther (1-5), cor, vn; Jim Philip (1-5), ts, cl, fl; Ian Carr (6-11), tp, fh; Don Rendell (6-11), ts, ss, a-fl; Art Themen, ts, cl, fl; Coleridge Goode, bs; Trevor Tomkins, d and Norma Winstone (6-11), v.

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Among the tracks Garrick composition 'Good Times' can be heard on Black Marigolds (1966, Argo).

And 'Rustat's Gravesong' appeared on The Heart is a Lotus (1970, also Argo). The release date of A New Serious Music is 27 August. Michael Garrick, top

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Ribera del Duero from Hiromi's Silver Lining Suite is now streaming

Hiromi who opened the Tokyo Olympics participating in the first day ceremony has Silver Lining Suite out from Telarc on 8 October with the pianist joined by a string quartet. Classically tilted with the emphasis on dazzling virtuosity and …

Published: 6 Aug 2021. Updated: 41 days.

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Hiromi who opened the Tokyo Olympics participating in the first day ceremony has Silver Lining Suite out from Telarc on 8 October with the pianist joined by a string quartet. Classically tilted with the emphasis on dazzling virtuosity and lightness of touch the tango-inspired 'Ribera del Duero,' named apparently for the pianist-composer-bandleader's favourite type of wine (a Spanish red that can be a varietal of Tinto Fino, cabernet sauvignon and other grapes) is streaming. Hiromi's rapport with violinist Tatsuo Nishie, spectacular on the piece, is strikingly easy to discern.