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.
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.