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Gearbox Records 2013
2 LP (vinyl) box set
Fr. 85.00

The Live New Departures Jazz Poetry Septet

Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead

The Live New Departures
Jazz Poetry Septet

Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead
(Jazz Poetry SuperJam #1)

The historic 1962 experimental jazz and poetry event featuring some of the UK’s finest modern jazz musicians – Stan Tracey, Jeff Clyne, Laurie Morgan, John Mumford and Bobby Wellins – together with poets Pete Brown (co-writer/Cream) and Michael Horovitz (Britain’s Beat Laureate).

The magical events of that night were captured on a reel-to-reel tape recorder by the artists’ friend Victor Schonfield. To celebrate Record Store Day they are now released for the first time as a double 180gm vinyl individually numbered box set with a deluxe full size booklet containing photos, reminiscences, essays and memorabilia.

Artists:
Stan Tracey – piano, Jeff Clyne – double bass, Laurie Morgan – drums, John Mumford – trombone, Bobby Wellins – tenor saxophone, Pete Brown & Michael Horovitz – poetry performances

Side A

McTaggart’s Blues 14:51

Flying Home 4:13

 Side B

Night 3:56

Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead (Pt 1) 15:33

 Side C

Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead (Pt 2) 18:12

 Side D

Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead (Pt 3) 20:13

Afro Charlie 1:43

Limited to 500 copies only.