Soho Scene 66-67 (Jazz Goes Mod)


1966-1967. Two years of seismic change in UK history, a time of World Cup wins, of psychedelic "happenings" and Sgt. Pepper, when London's streets rocked to the sight of mini skirts and Mini Coopers and home-made British pop culture -- drawing in everything from satire to sitars -- really did look likely to change the world. British jazz was growing too. Having defined itself through the razor-sharp cool of "modernism", by '66 it was ready to loosen its collar and let its hair down, feeding directly from an anarchic new breed of young musicians able to move between styles as never before, allowing everything from the avant-garde to R&B color their work. London was now swinging in every direction, like some vast kaleidoscopic merry-go-round. This, then, is the story of those British jazzmen who came along for the ride, some clinging on with white-knuckles and gritted teeth, others enjoying the trip of their lives.

Features Humphrey Lyttelton, Ian Hamer Sextet, Mike Carr Trio, Tubby Hayes Quartet, Gordon Beck Trio, Rendell/Carr Quintet, Ronnie Scott, Stan Tracey Quartet, Michael Garrick Sextet, The Les Condon Quartet, John Surman Quartet, Alex Welsh & His Band, Johnny Scott & Orchestra, Danny Moss, Ronnie Ross, Kenny Clare & Ronnie Stephenson, Neil Ardley New Jazz, Rollins, Tracey, Goldberg, Laird, Seamen, Freddie McCoy, Jimmy Coe, Charlie Earland, Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers, Jimmy Tillman Quartet, Les McCann Ltd, Gabor Szabo, Milt Jackson, Merle Saunders, Prince Lasha Ensemble, Hugh Masekela, Richard "Groove" Holmes, The Three Sounds, Birds Of Paradise, Freddie Roach, Jimmy McGriff, Sarah Cantine & Her Trio, Eric Kloss Ken Jensen Quartet, Gene Ludwig, Milt Sealey Trio, Kenny Rankin, Harry South Big Band, Carmen McRae w. Johnny Keating, Mike Carr Quartet, Tubby Hayes Quartet, Joe Harriot Quintet, Tony Coe, Stan Tracey Big Band, Johnny Scott Quintet, Dave Lee Quintet, Dudley Moore Trio, Dick Morrissey Quartet, Georgie Fame Quartet, Ike Isaacs, Eric Delaney & Louie Bellson, Humphrey Lyttelton Big Band, Johnny Hawksworth, Stan Tracey Quartet, Curtis Amy Septet, The Young-Holt Unlimited, Johnny Lytle Quartet, Fred Ramirez, Jerome Richardson, Les McCann, Jimmy Owens/Kenny Barron, The Lightmen, Chico O'Farrill Orchestra, Byrdie Green, Cash McCall, Hank Jacobs, Johnny Hammond Smith Septet, The Latin Jazz Quintet, Freddie McCoy, Lionel Hampton, Harold Johnson Sextet, Ray Pettis, Odell Brown & The Organ-Izers, and The Soul Society.