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Various Artists
ReleaseProduct
I Had the Craziest Dream: Modern Jazz and Hard-Bop in Post War London, Vol. 1
Label
Death Is Not The End
Catalogue Number
DEATH056
Release Date
May 6, 2022

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Press Release

A survey of the modern jazz & hard-bop scenes that emerged in the new cultural melting pot of post war London, with recordings from the end of the 1940s through to the early 1960s.

Featuring representations from players whose roots lay in the East-End's jewish community, such as Ronnie Scott, Vic Ash & Harry Klein, alongside a wealth of talent of Caribbean and African descent playing and recording in post war London during this period, incl. Dizzy Reece, Wilton Gaynair, Joe Harriott, Shake Keane & Ginger Johnson.

Made in partnership with the Barbican to coincide with the exhibition Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain 1945-1965.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Hi-Ya Mr. Jackson Tony Hall's "Hallstars" 3:12 Buy

    Hi-Ya Mr. Jackson

  2. 2 Wilton's Mood Wilton Gaynair 6:05 Buy
  3. 3 Out of Nowhere (You Came Along From) Ronnie Scott & Dizzy Reece Quartet 6:36 Buy

    Out of Nowhere (You Came Along From)

  4. 4 You Stepped out of a Dream Don Rendell 2:49 Buy

    You Stepped out of a Dream

  5. 5 It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Tony Kinsey Trio & Joe Harriott 6:01 Buy

    It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

  6. 6 Nelson's Column Eddie Thompson 3:40 Buy

    Nelson's Column

  7. 7 Egyptian Bint Al Cha Cha Ginger Mofolunsho Johnson & His Afro-Cuban Band 3:29 Buy

    Egyptian Bint Al Cha Cha

  8. 8 Treasure Drive Johnny Dankworth 2:42 Buy

    Treasure Drive

  9. 9 Spiritual Blues The Joe Harriott Quintet 3:39 Buy

    Spiritual Blues

  10. 10 Hootin' The Jazz Five, Vic Ash & Harry Klein 6:11 Buy
  11. 11 Morning Blue Shake Keane Quintet 4:40 Buy
  12. 12 I Had the Craziest Dream Dizzy Reece 3:02 Buy

    I Had the Craziest Dream

Death Is Not The End

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