Dreamtime - Cathanger '86
Dreamtime is the band of the great British trombonist Nick Evans, who has been heard from too little since the 70's. This was recorded in 1986, so it is chronologically their 2nd album, although it remained unreleased until 2004. A shame, as it's a good quality sounding studio session of exciting composed and free Brit-jazz featuring Nick + Roberto Bellatalla-double bass, Jim Dvorak-trumpet, Jim Lebaigue-drums and Keith Tippett-piano.
"Dreamtime was formed in 1982 as a jazz trio featuring Nick Evans, Gary Curson and Jim LeBaigue. However in the same year it augmented to a quintet with the addition of Jim Dvorak and Roberto Bellatalla. It was under this quintet format that they released their first album, 'Bunny Up' in 1983. A couple of years later this sextet was born, when the band augmented yet again with the addition of Keith Tippett on piano. This album was recorded in 1986 at Cathanger Studios, a large estate house and music studio set in the Somerset countryside. 'Cathanger '86' is chronologically speaking Dreamtime's second album although it is the third to be released, coming after 'Zen Fish' in 1998. The accompanying 8 page booklet features photographs from the band's own archive and liner notes by trombonist, Nick Evans."