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"The Real Swinging London: The Legacy Of Brit Jazz"

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Some very good material on those samples. That Neil Ardley ‘Olympic Studio’ material recently put out by the excellent ‘Jazz In Britain’ operation is a real find - early NJO demo and a prototype run of ‘Greek Variations’. Also some fine and rare stuff put out by Gearbox. Really like That 2LP Alan Wakeman Octet set that they have put out.

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Great selections but too much hyperbole. Also, Moholo is only on one additional track of the Elton Dean; Phil Howard was the group's drummer and plays on the rest of the album. Bandcamp Daily writing has, in my experience, left quite a bit to be desired.

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It does seem like a misleading title for the article, "The Real Swinging London: The Legacy of Brit Jazz". Other than the first three tracks by Harriot, Tubs, and the Neil Ardley cut, there's very little 'swinging' going on.

A better title might be "The Roots of Progressive Jazz in London: The legacy of Brit Progressive Jazz and Jazz-Rock". It was interesting hearing Jon Hiseman trying to swing a big band.

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