Driscoll, Julie - 1969 CD

SKU 23-ECLEC 2815
A reissue of Julie's first solo album, before she became Julie Tippetts, but still in a proto-version of the style that she would develop to a peak on Sunset Glow. This has a great band: Julie's voice and acoustic guitar with : Jeff Clyne, Mark Charig, Jim Creegan, Elton Dean, Nick Evans, Brian Godding, Karl Jenkins,Stan Saltzman, Trevor Tompkins & Keith Tippett, among others. A classic of 1969 art/progressive/song and unavailable for a long time on CD!

“Recorded in 1969, but not released until 1971 on Polydor, this album was Julie Driscoll's first solo excursion after spending several years with and recording a number of albums with Brian Auger.
Driscoll, later known as Julie Tippett, has been described as having one of the most powerful voices to come out of Britain in the 2oth Century. The album features several players from the British jazz scene from the time and incorporates many of the jazz/rock elements she explored with Auger. But it also exudes a folk influence reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, but several years before Mitchell began including jazz in her music. So think: a Joni Mitchell sensibility with Aretha Franklin's voice.
The album features piano work and horn arrangements by her future husband, the avant-guardist and brief King Crimson member, Keith Tippett which gives many of the tracks a decidedly edgy feel.”
  • LabelEsoteric
  • UPC5013929481596
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