Ronnie Scott Quartet - BBC Jazz Club Sessions 1964-1966 - New CD
Format: New CD Label: Rhythm & Blues Cat. No. RANDB063 Barcode: 5060331752219 Released: 27/11/2020
The 1960s was the Golden Era of Ronnie Scott’s club, the tiny bolthole of a basement that had swiftly gone from a strictly parochial phenomenon to an international marker on the jazz map.What’s less well-known, largely thanks to his own diffidence about recording, is that this was also the time in which Scott the player hit his peak. These previously unreleased sessions from 1964-66 find him helming his own quartet - a band praised by critics of the time asa ‘powerful combo’ creating ‘full-blooded, exciting’ jazz - in three distinct t settings; live in Manchester (supporting jazz superstars the Dave Brubeck Quartet); in the studio; and accompanying a very special guest, the iconic American jazz vocalist Mark Murphy. Rarely has Scott been heard to better advantage, his playing throughout these sets bringing his legend back to vivid, hard-swinging and passionately communicative life.
Tracks: 1. Sweet and Lovely 2. Sweet Lotus Blossom 3. You Are My Heart’s Delight 4. Close Your Eyes 5.Waltz for Debby* 6. Music That Makes Me Dance/When She Makes Music* 7. The Night Is Young 8. I’ll Be Seeing You 9. Close Your Eyes 10. What’s New? 11. Avalon... Recorded in London & Manchester * Mark Murphy vocals