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ARTIST
TITLE
Jazz At The Flamingo
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
FVCD 125CD FVCD 125CD
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RELEASE DATE
11/8/2011

First released in May 1961 as a (slightly premature) 10th Anniversary celebration of the famous Soho jazz venue, Jazz At The Flamingo now serves as an ideal introduction to Fantastic Voyage's new series of competitively-priced Ember Jazz Originals. Founded in 1952, the Flamingo on Wardour Street played host to both the cream of visiting U.S. jazz musicians and also the emerging British talent. It is the latter on which Ember Jazz Originals will focus primarily. During the 1950s, Flamingo founder Jeffrey Kruger built up his interests in music publishing and also facilitated recordings of some of his favorite artists, initially placing them with established outlets including the Tempo label. Then in 1960, the first British jazz releases appeared on his own Ember label, both reissues of material previously placed elsewhere, and releases of entirely new repertoire. Jazz At The Flamingo was a collection of personal favorites, some previously released on Tempo, Decca, Parlophone and the nascent Ember itself, others new to vinyl. As such, it is a perfect primer for the Ember Jazz Originals series, which will reissue entire albums by many of the feature artists and others besides. To maximize the nostalgia of this reissue, Fantastic Voyage has faithfully retained the original album's artwork, and the CD booklet reproduces the album's original labels and sleeve notes (penned by Kruger himself). To increase the desirability of this release, Fantastic Voyage has added bonus tracks including all four tracks from The British Jazz Trio EP of September 1962 (again reproducing all original artwork) and two previously-unissued, longer outtakes from sessions for the Tommy Whittle Quintet album of 1959. Other artists include: Flamingo All Stars, London Jazz Quartet, Ronnie Ross Quintet, Eddie Thompson Trio, Tony Crombie Orchestra, Derek Smith Trio With Harry Klein, Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes And The Jazz Couriers.