Beck, Gordon - When Sunny Gets Blue: Spring '68 Session CD (Mega Blowout Sale)

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Gordon Beck (piano)
John McLaughlin (guitar)
Jeff Clyne (bass)
Tony Oxley (drums)
Joy Marshall (vocals)
This is very nice, lightly swinging jazz standards. John gets one solo. Don't buy this expecting Extrapolation or Bitches Brew, but still, LOOK AT THIS BAND!

"Gordon Beck, English jazz pianist and composer, broke onto the London scene in the early 1960s joining the Tubby Hayes group in 1962. Forming his own succession of groups from 1965 onwards. A subsequent 26 album career established him as one of the most important musicians in British Jazz before passing away in 2011.
The estate of Gordon Beck granted access to his archive of analogue tape recordings which recorded various live performances over a 20 year period. None had been released before. In amongst these were two main sessions from 1968 of his Quartet and featuring the American singer Joy Marshall. The Quartet are Gordon Beck (piano) , John McLaughlin (guitar), Jeff Clyne (bass), Tony Oxley (drums). Joy Marshall had recorded only a handful of singles and one LP by the time of her death in 1968, though she was very well known in British Jazz circles, which makes the release of these recordings especially rewarding. She was a very accomplished and versatile vocalist, akin to contemporaries Nancy Wilson and Carmen McRae.
As a bonus we have a 1966 session of a Gordon Beck Trio at Ronnie Scotts which also featured Joy Marshall on vocals.
Simon Spillett, the biographer of Tubby Hayes, to whom Joy Marshall was married, has penned the definitive essay on these recordings with Joy and her background. Presented in a digpak, with booklet insert."
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