Bebop from the East Coast 1960/1962

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Birdland
ALBUM TITLE: Mike Carr/The Emcee Five
PERFORMER: Ian Carr (tpt); Gary Cox (ts); Mike Carr (p); John O’Carroll, Spike Heatley, Midge Pike, Malcolm Cecil (b); Ronnie Stephenson, Johnny Butts, Jackie Denton (d); John McLaughlin (g)
CATALOGUE NO: MC 596

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First issued in 1961, these vibrant recordings demonstrate just how thoroughly bop and its progeny, hard bop, had been assimilated in the late Fifties by these Newcastle-based musicians, many of whom became stalwarts of the UK jazz scene. CP