Sunday, 1 December 2013

New Jazz Orchestra

One of the best nights at the Lanchester Arts Festival in 1970 was booked and arranged by Bron Music Agent and Colosseum manager - Colin Richardson. The three acts on that night were Jack Bruce and Friends / Colosseum and the New jazz Orchestra. A jazz super band, if you look at the names -

Album 1969 Verve SVLP9236.
2nd track on B Side of this 1969 Verve LP release by The New Jazz Orchestra.
Arranged By [Arr.] -- Neil Ardley
Written-By -- Miles Davis
Bass -- Jack Bruce
Directed By -- Neil Ardley
Drums -- Jon Hiseman
Producer -- Tony Reeves
Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet -- Dave Gelly
Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet -- Jim Philip
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone -- Dick Heckstall-Smith
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute -- Barbara Thompson
Trombone -- Derek Wadsworth, John Mumford, Michael Gibbs, Tony Russell
Trumpet -- Derek Watkins, Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther
Trumpet, Flugelhorn -- Ian Carr
Tuba -- George Smith
Vibraphone, Marimba -- Frank Ricotti

You can read more about the NJO and Colosseum etc here - in the interviews with Colin Richardson
Colin Richardson with Paul McCartney
Check out the the interviews with  -Colin Richardson

Colin's own musically interesting blog is here

A good read on Colosseum, New Jazz Orchestra and all the background is also Jon Hiseman's biography Playing the Band

Available on Jon Hiseman's website here

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