- Artist: Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet
- A Side: Phase III
- B Side: 1968 British original
- Label: Columbia
- Format: LP
Ion Breach the Guardian music critic described this album THE MOST IMPORTANT release of month. Declaring Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet have immeasurably moved British jazz forward in a matter of just a few years. Rightly claiming the gathering, have developed into a self-assured unit to match any America Jazz small band.
Springboarding from that legendary night of "Dusk Free" two years earlier, headlong into PHASE III. Cementing this innovative Jazz gathering's growing reputation set in stone, as the composing collaboration of Don Rendell, Ian Carr and Michael Garrick Quintet created another formidable journey into British Jazz.
As with "DUSK FIRE" Every Jazz collector is aware of the serious significance and desirability of another acclaimed album, which most never have owned THE FIRST PRESS. This copy is a fabulous Mint minus throughout and includes an original newspaper new release review from the time.
Like all this Jazz team's work, It is of course a listening experience that simmers, percolates and bubbles with extreme musicianship.
The standout track for me, is the last track side two; "Black Marigolds" heavily features composer Michael Garrick on the piano at his free-style best!.
The participants are now firmly cast in Jazz fans minds as one of the most revered British Jazz groupings of all time. One listen will convince you that this album is right up there with the finest, one of the greatest Jazz platters of all time.
A-SIDE deadwax machine stamped matrix X A X 3549 - 1U moving round the deadwax clockwise, 1 is in the 9 o'clock position, with G in the 3 o'clock position. B-SIDE deadwax machine stamped matrix X A X 3550 - 1 J U moving round the deadwax clockwise, 1 is in the 9 o'clock position, with R in the 3 o'clock
To own the original 1968 press in fine clean mint minus condition is a privilege every vinyl collector should afford himself at sometime during his lifetime.
Condition ReportCOVER Check out the quality of this non-laminated fragile cover, notoriously vulnerable to wear and tear if not had the luxury of a lifetime polythene protective sleeve. This listing has a solid black front cover NO RING WEAR which is most-unusual. soft corner tip rub, soft spine rub, all text legible, no stains, creases or other devaluing flaws. Back cover is squeaky clean, no writing stains, no storage rub.
VINYL. Is housed in the original poly-lined inner-sleeve, giving up the original 1968 album review by The Guardian's Ion Breach. See images. The playing surface is a cherished full gloss mintn minus, play tested, emitting total clarity throughout.
- Title: Phase III
- Title: 1968 British original
- Year: 1968
- City: United Kingdom