Joy - Joy vinyl lp (expanded) (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 21-SGCLP 022
Chris Francis – alto sax
James Dvorak - trumpet
Frank Roberts - piano
Ernest Mothle - bass
Keith Bailey – drums

Very good, Afro-jazz styled sounds from some names that Brit-jazz fans will recognize. Until this new reissue, I had never heard this cooker! You like Harry Miller’s Isipingo or Dudu Pukwana’s In The Townships? You will like this one!

“Super rare 1970s British jazz from Joy: Chris Francis, James Dvorak, Frank Roberts, Ernest Mothle, Keith Bailey reflecting the young, multicultural, vibrant flavours of mid-70s London. Funky, hip, committed, Joy is one of the forgotten gems of London jazz.
Originally released in 1976, Cadillac and Joy are delighted to offer the first CD reissue of this great album - remastered by Keith Bailey and including extra, previously unissued, material. The album has been remixed and remastered from the original tapes with the help of the members of the band, and includes a new assessment of their importance, recollections of the band, and new photos and material.
The mid-70s should be seen as a vibrant and fecund period for British jazz including Spear, Molongo, The Brotherhood of Breath, Keith Tippett and Elton Dean’s groups and and others were bands such as The Quintet (Joy's direct precursor), Keith Bailey’s Orbit, Chris Francis’ Naima, Maggie Nichols’ Voice, Dave Defries’ Lemonspiel, Gary Windo’s I Dogu featuring Frank Roberts, Quincicasm, Landscape, Harry Becket’s Joy Unlimited, Isotope - all working with the punk ethic and generating a special scene.
Joy were part of this: there was undoubtedly a buzz around this hip young multi-cultural band featuring London musicians from South Africa, The Caribbean, The US and UK. The LP that came out in 1976 only increased the buzz: one of the best of the bands playing in the contemporary post-bop style but with their own material.”
  • LabelCadillac
  • UPC5020675000360
Your Price $35.00

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