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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Y15W27 .INDIANA HIGHWAY - We Three Kings.

Jazzman Records strikes again!
What might be - at least for us - the very best label from last decade keeps on digging and on offering us the very best of their discoveries.
This time, archivist and music historians Francis Gooding and Duncan Brooker has been diving into the unknown world of British Jazz private pressing. Result of this deep dive is the compilation “A New Life”, freshly released on Jazzman Records and presenting us some of the rarest and wildest British Jazz ever recorded.

Jazzman Records strikes again!
What might be - at least for us - the best label from last decade keeps on digging and on offering us the very best of their discoveries.
This time, archivist and music historians Francis Gooding (once more!) and Duncan Brooker has been diving into the unknown world of British Jazz private pressing. Result of this deep dive is the compilation “A New Life”, freshly released on Jazzman Records and presenting us some of the rarest and wildest British Jazz ever recorded.

Here are the words chosen by the team to explain the history of the compilation:
“The major stars of British jazz such as Stan Tracey, Michael Garrick and Joe Harriott are now rightly recognised as the giants they were, and the legendary Brit jazz recordings of the 1960s are amongst the most highly prized of all collectable records. But what happened to jazz in the UK when the recording industry lost faith in it? A New Life is the first survey of British jazz labels and musicians that went their own way in the 1970s, bringing to the light the unknown indie gems and outsider private pressings that let jazz musicians keep the faith into the 1980s. From the time-bending spirit music of London’s Lori Vambe to the psych-jazz of Birmingham’s Poliphony, via Spot The Zebra’s jazz dedication to David Attenborough and Indiana Highway’s modal Christmas carolling, A New Life chronicles a compelling selection of lost and obscure jewels of the British jazz underground.”

Check ‘We Three Kings’ by INDIANA HIGHWAY

INDIANA HIGHWAY ‘We Three Kings’
Recorded in 1970 at West of England Sound, Torquay
From the Various Artists 7” EP “Good Tidings Of Great Joy” (RA 5002)

Dave Clinkenberg - drums; Dave Mumford - Bass; Barry Privett - keyboards; Bob Pring - guitar; Norman Linden - tenor sax; John Snell - flute; Steve Culverhouse - trumpet.

According to the liner notes, Tony Waldron and Elizabeth Usher’s Torquay-based RA Records was founded in 1969 to provide an outlet for musicians in the West Country.
“The original concept was designed to give local and West Country artists the ability to have a record published” explains Waldron today. “This was at a time when it was nearly impossible to get an established record company to even listen to a demo recording!” Between 1969 and 1975, RA released over 40 titles on 45, EP and LP.
Waldron recalls that the Good Tidings Of Great Joy EP was Elizabeth Usher’s idea. “She wanted a locally produced Christmas record to sell in local record shops and at gigs […]”



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