Tthere may be nothing like chaos to make issues occur, and the artistic convulsions that engulfed British jazz within the mid-Nineteen Sixties created a number of nice bands. You could not have heard of Group Sounds 5, as a result of they had been fairly short-lived and did not make any data, however they had been among the many better of them. They weren’t as revolutionary because the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, however the members did not simply imitate Coltrane and Miles Davis as a lot as they admired them.
There was a daring individualism in the entire method of the group and a floating optimism typical of these years. The main gentle of the group was the trumpeter Henry Lauter, nonetheless the most effective in Britain. Others whose names can ring bells are bassist Jack Bruce (earlier than Cream) and drummer John Hiseman (earlier than the Colosseum). There aren’t any recordings, however they did two BBC reveals, in 1965 and 1966, and that is what we’ve right here.
The seven songs reveal the smoothness, creativeness and pure unification of Group Sounds 5 (and later 4) at their finest. They’ve labored arduous and this may be seen in advanced items corresponding to Superstar Stomp, by pianist Ken McCarthy and the exceptional semi-abstract snow by Jack Bruce.
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