An unreleased live album of four tracks from 1971 by John Taylor's sextet is quite a revelation and to be released by the British Progressive Jazz label on 2 February.
The band is similar to the Pause and Think Again album line-up released that same year and shares some material in common. (But there's no John Surman or Norma Winstone on these newly unveiled tracks.)
The horn interplay between Kenny Wheeler, Chris Pyne and Stan Sulzmann is really dynamic and sparkling and you get a sense of turbulent momentum on all the tracks. The band is completed by JT, bassist Chris Laurence and drummer Tony Levin whose thundering solo on the title track is a big highlight of these tracks greeted by shell shocked audience applause. A must for UK jazz fans of the period. The tracks in no way sound dated and share an adventurousness that chimes with today's most progressively-inclined UK new bands.