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The London Concert Volumes 1 + 2
George Russell
The London Concert Volumes 1 + 2
Genres: Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (4) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (3) - Disc #2


CD Details

All Artists: George Russell
Title: The London Concert Volumes 1 + 2
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Label Bleu Records
Release Date: 3/11/1997
Album Type: Live, Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 3149025044075, 723723021823

CD Reviews

Jazz-rock big band music
N. Dorward | Toronto, ON Canada | 11/14/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This set documents the latterday work of George Russell, conducting a set of jazz-rock charts performed by a large, mostly British band with fine players like Andy Sheppard & Ian Carr. (It also features the notable guitarist Dave "The Fuse" Fiucynski, one of the best players here.) It's very much of a piece with Russell's Blue Note discs of the period (which seem now to be out of print--_The African Game_ & _So What_). Sad to say, despite the talent on display, I find this music only mildly engaging. I respect Russell for his exploration since the mid-1960s of jazz-rock, which parallels the developments in the oeuvres of Miles Davis, Carla Bley & Gil Evans, but I don't think he has ever made an essential album in the idiom. This is worth a listen, but hardly displaces the memory of Russell's classic Riverside & Decca dates."