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Keep It Light: A Panorama Of British Jazz – The Modernists

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Keep It Light: A Panorama Of British Jazz – The Modernists

Various Artists

£12.99

Released May 26, 2017. Add to wishlist

Keep It Light is an anthology of British modern jazz spanning the decade from the mid-fifties until eclipsed by the advent of The Beatles, R&B and Beat.

Catalog ID: ACME327BOX.

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Keep It Light is an anthology of British modern jazz spanning the decade from the mid-fifties until eclipsed by the advent of The Beatles, R&B and Beat. The early British modernists were influenced by such black American masters as Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie, and they based their lives and art on similar premises as their heroes, affecting dark glasses and a hip stance. In contrast to the beer-swilling revivalists, pot and pep-pills were their chosen stimulants though such were the physical and psychological demands of touring, some suffered damaging encounters with hard drugs.

The rise of the modernists marked an extraordinary era which saw the opening of the original Ronnie Scott’s club in Gerrard Street, Soho, and the emergence of a golden generation of exceptional musicians who would create a musical identity for British jazz. Prominent among them, two prodigies, multi-instrumentalists, composers and school chums, Tubby Hayes, (who with Ronnie Scott would create the finest British be-bop group of all, The Jazz Couriers) and Victor Feldman, described by Benny Green as “the most gifted jazz musician Britain has ever produced”. Stan Tracey (another authentic jazz composer who was resident pianist at Ronnie Scott’s for seven years), also emerged along with the brilliant and much in demand Scottish arranger and trumpeter Jimmy Deuchar, the Jamaica-born saxophonist Joe Harriott, who abandoned the security of a successful quintet to devote himself to his revolutionary new “abstract” music, Cleo Laine and Annie Ross, simply two of the greatest post-war female jazz vocalists in the world, and Johnny Dankworth and Dudley Moore, both leading composers of film music.

Keep It Light captures the atmosphere of the late 50s, early 60s British jazz scene; a time of creativity, style and excitement. The sound is not American. It’s not East Coast, or West Coast, but unmistakably, London.

DISC ONE:
DON RENDELL JAZZ SIX
1. HIT THE ROAD TO DREAMLAND
2. IGNIS FATUUS

ANNIE ROSS WITH THE TONY KINSEY QUINTET
3. BELLINI

RONNIE SCOTT / JIMMY DEUCHAR QUINTET
4. THE HAUNTED JAZZ CLUB

JIMMY DEUCHAR ENSEMBLE
5. TREBLE GOLD

THE JAZZ COURIERS
6. TIME WAS
7. ROYAL ASCOT

TUBBY HAYES QUARTET
8. YOUNG AND FOOLISH TUBBY HAYES QUINTET
9. IN THE NIGHT

VICTOR FELDMAN QUARTET
10. KAREN

VICTOR FELDMAN TRIO
11. SERPENT'S TOOTH
12. SATIN DOLL

VICTOR FELDMAN QUARTET
13. LISA
14. COME SUNDAY

DUDLEY MOORE TRIO
15. STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS 16. DUDDLY DELL

DISC TWO:
JOE HARRIOTT QUINTET
1. STRAIGHT LINES
2. ABSTRACT
3. PICTURES
4. TONAL

STAN TRACEY TRIO
5. BABY BLUE

TONY CROMBIE ORCHESTRA
6. LULLABY
7. KEEP IT LIGHT
8. JUST LIKE OLD TIMES

CLEO LAINE
9. IT WAS A LOVER AND HIS LASS
10. SIGH NO MORE LADIES
11. OH MISTRESS MINE
12. BLOW BLOW THOU WINTER WIND KEN MOULE / THE LONDON JAZZ CHAMBER GROUP
13. CLEO LAINE
14. ZSA ZSA GABOR

GEORGE SHEARING QUINTET
15. THE OUTLAW
16. I'LL BE AROUND
17. MY NEW MAMBO

JOHNNY HAWKSWORTH (SELECTIONS FROM THE FILM, 'THE PENTHOUSE')
18. THE WORLD IS FULL OF LONELY MEN
19. DANCE
20. LISTEN TO MUSIC

RONNIE ROSS QUINTET
21. THE SERPENT

EDDIE THOMPSON QUINTET
22. A FOGGY DAY

DISC THREE:
THE JOHNNY DANKWORTH ORCHESTRA
1. MOANIN'

CLEO LAINE
2. THIEVING BOY (FROM THE FILM, 'THE CRIMINAL')
3. LET'S SLIP AWAY (FROM THE FILM, 'SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING')

JACK PARNELL AND HIS ORCHESTRA
4. THE GOLDEN STRIKER

HUMPHREY LYTTELTON AND HIS BAND
5. BAD PENNY BLUES
6. BLUES IN THE NIGHT

DIZZY REECE QUINTET
7. CHORUS
8. BASIE LINE

TONY KINSEY QUINTET
9. PORTRAIT
10.GIRL IN BLUE
11.RUNNYMEDE GROOVE

THE JAZZ MAKERS
12.COUNTRY SQUIRE
13.THE MOONBATHER

THE JAZZ FIVE
14.THE FIVE OF US

GEORGIA BROWN WITH TED HEATH
15.THE HONEYSUCKLE & THE BEE LONDON JAZZ QUARTET
16.THE BARON'S BLUES
17.MIRAGE
18.BIG BEN BOUNCE

TOMMY WATT AND HIS ORCHESTRA
19.GRASSHOPPER JUMP

JERRY ALLEN AND HIS TRIO 20.FRIGID MIDGET
21.LUNCHBOXER

GEORGE MELLY
22.THE MONKEY AND THE BABOON BRITISH JAZZ TRIO
23.LONDON PRIDE

ANNIE ROSS
24.BYE BYE BLUES
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