Johnny Burch Octet - Jazzbeat (CD, Album, RM) Mint (M)

Rhythm & Blues Records


  • Johnny Burch Octet : Jazzbeat  (CD, Album, RM)
  • Johnny Burch Octet : Jazzbeat  (CD, Album, RM)
  • Johnny Burch Octet : Jazzbeat  (CD, Album, RM)

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Media Condition:  Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
Country:    UK  
13 Apr 2019
Genre:       Jazz
Style:         Soul-Jazz, Post Bop

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Johnny Burch is probably best-known for songs he wrote in 1963 for Georgie Fame such as “In The Meantime” and “Preach and Teach”. This was at a time when the boundaries between modern jazz, rhythm and blues and beat music were being broken down at such places as the Flamingo and the Marquee. For a few months, Burch was leader of a group that included several musicians who found fame in the blues and rock scene of the late 60s such as Graham Bond, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. Tracks 1 to 3 and 15 to 18 of this CD features the earliest-known recordings of Bruce and Baker together in a live broadcast for the BBC from March 1963. Tracks 4 to 14 contains tracks from a session that Burch’s 1965 lineup recorded for Band Beat. Burch was never a major figure in the London jazz scene but this collection highlights his group’s unique role which acted as a bridge between modern jazz and the nascent British R&B movement.

Tracks 1-3 15-18; March 1963
Mike Falana tp; John Mumford tb; Graham Bond as; Stan Robinson ts; Miff Moule bs; John Burch p; Jack Bruce b; Ginger Baker d.

Tracks 4-14; November 1965
Hank Shaw tp; Ken Wray tb; Ray Swinfield as; Peter King ts; Harry Klein bs; John Burch p; Jeff Clyne b; Mike Scott d.


1. Moanin’
2. Early In The Morning
3. All Members
4. The Champ (Take 3)
5. Ritual (Take 2)
6. Oleo (Take 2)
7. Stolen Moments (Take 2)
8. Milestones
9. Ritual (Take 1)
10. The Champ (Take 1)
11. Stolen Moments (Take 1)
12. Oleo (Take 1)
13. The Champ (Outtakes)
14. Oleo (Outtakes)
15. I Remember Clifford
16. Going Up North
17. Nightwalk
18. Del Sasser


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Barcode 5 060331 751618
Barcode 5060331751618


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