Monday 18 January 2010

Another obscure Incus LP

Garry Todd & Roger Turner: Sunday Best (Incus 32, 1979)

I like Turners drumming a lot, so I've been looking for this (his first recording) for some time, and finally got it last week. This turned out to be a curious little record, not highly original, reminding me a lot of other British improv acts, not entirely essential either, but still a very nice and intimate feeling set, and it does warrant repeated hearings. So get it here, and enjoy.

Roger Turner -percussion, trombone
Garry Todd - tenor saxophone

Nicolette Amette - cover design
David Maclagan - cover drawing
Anthony David - engineer
James Lauritz - photography
Evan Parker - producer

Friday 8 January 2010

London Musicians Collective - MAY DAY (LMC2)

A rare case, rather unknown players, but some nice music. Released on their own short lived label, London Musicians Collective Records (LMC2). The first release on this label was Roger Smith's first solo album, Spanish Guitar, now reissued on Emanem. This is the second (or actually the first?), and last, release on the label.

Here are the players and tunes:

A1 - Sinan Savaskan, Graham Bradshaw & Graham Tattersall - untitled
A2 - PIPE Percussion Duo (Tim Dennis & Dick Beard) - untitled
B1 - London Musicians Collective - heuristic music
B2 - London Musicians Collective - heuristic music
B3 - Stuart Boardman, Dave Draper & Michael Williams - untitled
B4 - Stuart Boardman, Dave Draper & Michael Williams - untitled

Get it here and enjoy, and do please comment as well.