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I Had the Craziest Dream: Modern Jazz & Hard Bop in Post War London, 1955-1964

London, 28.03.22

A survey of the modern jazz & post-bop scene in post war London. The mix features representations from players whose roots lay in the East-End's jewish community, such as Ronnie Scott, Vic Ash & Harry Klein, alongside a wealth of talent of Caribbean and African descent playing and recording in post war London during this period, incl. Dizzy Reece, Wilton Gaynair, Joe Harriott, Shake Keane & Ginger Johnson. Commissioned by Barbican to coincide with their current exhibition Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain 1945-1965

Tracklist

  • Ginger Mofolunsho Johnson & His Afro-Cuban Band 
    Egyptian Bint Al Cha Cha
  • Tony Hall's Hall Stars 
    Hi-Ya Mr Jackson
  • Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair 
    Wilton's Mood
  • Don Rendell 
    You Stepped Out Of A Dream
  • Tony Kinsey Trio With Joe Harriott
    It Don't Mean A Thing
  • Victor Feldmann Modern Jazz Quartet
    Minore
  • Eddie Thompson
    Nelson's Column
  • Shake Keane & His Highlifers 
    Mambo Indio
  • Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
    Treasure Drive
  • Joe Harriott
    Spiritual Blues
  • The Jazz Five, Vic Ash, Harry Klein 
    Hootin'
  • Victor Feldman Septet
    When?
  • Ronnie Scott
    52nd Street Theme
  • Joe Harriott Quintet 
    Abstract
  • Dizzy Reece 
    I Had The Craziest Dream
  • Eddie Thompson
    I've Got A Pocketful Of Dreams