Michael Garrick

A New Serious Music

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Pianist Michael Garrick was among the most boldly ambitious British jazz figures of the late-1960s, tirelessly pioneering various new fusions uniting his first love – straight-ahead jazz – with Indian music, liturgy and poetry. Featuring two previously unreleased sessions taped in 1967 and 1969, this album charts the course of his music from post-bop convention towards an indisputably ‘English’ jazz sound. Containing provocative live versions of several well-known Garrick compositions and an all-star cast, it truly captures the era in which UK jazz began to loosen its collar and let down its hair.


1. Good Times
2. Rustat's Gravesong
3. Rest
4. Beautiful Thing
5. Anthem (1-5 BBC Paris Studios, July 17th 1967)
6. Cascade
7. Face In A Crowd
8. On Track
9. You Are Winter
10. Childrens' Chorus
11. Thanksgiving Dance

(6-11 BBC Radio One 19th October 1969) Michael Garrick, p; Henry Lowther (1-5), cor, vn; Jim Philip (1-5), ts, cl, fl; Ian Carr (6-11), tp, fh; Don Rendell (6-11), ts, ss, a-fl; Art Themen, ts, cl, fl;  Coleridge Goode, bs; Trevor Tomkins, d; Norma Winstone (6-11), v.