Saturday, 9 July 2011

Don Rendell Five



Don Rendell Five : SET 2
Recorded live at the Woolwich Public Hall, 18th June 1979 Greenwich Festival.

This was a complete surprise to me. The cover art, the year, the location all seem to suggest a fairly safe, straight maybe even mediocre live set. How wrong i was!. This one's right up there with Space Walk imo, and could pass for an early 70's west coast session. Assisted by Alan Wakeman on tenor, Pete Saberton keys, Paul Bridge bass and Trevor Tomkins on drums.

Picked this one up in the record store formerly known as Berigans in Berkeley CA and owned by the very knowledgeable Rick Ballard. Be warned, if you decide to drop by, there's some seriously tempting big ticket items hidden away in there.

Becclesology.
To appease any irate Beccles citizens, any connection between the Suffolk town and the music is unintended bar the fact that it was there that the piece was written - in 1976. Alan Wakeman solos first.

11 comments:

katonah said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?h9ytx5oxibtsy64

Simon666 said...

Wow gorgeous track Katonah, love it, thanks :)

wightdj said...

Cool, thanks.

Ravenscaur said...

Ran across your blog searching for something... would you happen to have the Howard Hanger Trio's first (afaik) self-titled album, RSR 610, from 1976?

... for this, I would write someone into my will.

taro nombei said...

Looks like you scored!
Many thanks katonah!

Andy said...

Excellent as usual,thanks

b2v said...

I guess after Hutcherson, Rendell & Carr are probably on my top five, you just bless me each time ! thanks

verge said...

Very very nice friend. Thanks!

sunbop said...

thankyou

Bhowani said...

thanks a lot, Katonah, I've been first initiated to the Mysteries of Rendell thanks the High Priest of BritJazz Temple. And Nucleus came...Couldn't believe it was the same Rendell. Ilove that track ! Thank you again !

hooks said...

you know, i live in hope that one day some body in blog world will post the whole Space Walk album, i'm quite sure that many people besides yourself Katonah own it, i have seen it on cd and am not willing to pay the prices i've seen as i collect vinyl, as for the vinyl...... much like Michael Garrick's "Troppo" lp if you are lucky enough to find one, the price is prohibitive to say the least! Don Rendell in progressive mood is hard to beat and i'd dearly love to have Space Walk to listen to on the train as i watch the country side fly by...... any way thanks for this track Katonah, listening now, great!