11 November, 2010

Ronnie Scott & The Band - Live At Ronnie Scott's (1969) (eac-log-cover)

Ronnie Scott  & The Band - Live At Ronnie Scott's (1969)
jazz | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 295MB
Columbia | 20-bit SBM
Ronnie Scott's recorded output is notoriously scanty. Despite having played almost nightly at times at the club, he doesn't have too many discs to his name. This fact alone should be enough to inspire you to pick up one of the few records from such a celebrated British saxophonist.
The sessions were recorded over two nights in October 1968 with the likes of John Surman, Kenny Wheeler (trumpet), Gordon Beck (piano) and Ron Mathewson (bass). Most of Ronnie's music has a real energy and drive, presumably derived from his love of bop, which can be heard on the first two, and the last track. Ronnie was always overshadowed to a certain extent, while playing alongside Tubby Hayes in the Jazz Couriers, but his flowing and lyrical style shines well here.
Ronnie was also very fond of slower numbers, and his style of playing is incredibley well suited to them. Highlights include the Mike Westbrook tune 'Too late, Too late' and 'Lord of...' which also features some great jazz flute from Ray Warleigh.
All in all, a very good jazz set with ups and downs in tempo but consistantly great musicianship. Well worth the price and go and hunt 'Night is Scott (And You're So Swingable)' which is even better.

-1. Recorda Me (Remember Me) 4:33
-2. King Pete 6:46
-3. Second Question 7:22
-4. Marmacita 6:30
-5. Too Late, Too Late 6:13
-6. Lord Of The Reedy River 5:07
-7. Macumba 10:33


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