Keith Tippett

Dedicated to You, But You Weren't Listening (AK227)

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Dedicated to You, But You Weren't Listening

Keith Tippett

Akarma

8026575227118

LPS 163503

AK227

JAZZ

1

LP 20,64 €

180 GRAM VIRGIN VINYL PRESSING

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4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader Keith Tippett's first album, You Are Here...I Am There, was issued in 1969, and received some notice as the work of an ambitious composer looking for a voice. Apparently, by the time he recorded Dedicated to You, But You Weren't Listening, which was released in 1971, he'd found it in spades. Tippett has become one of the great lights of the British free jazz movement, and for more than 30 years he has led groups of improvising musicians, from two to 40 in number, on some of the most exploratory and revelatory harmonic adventures in musical history -- whether those in America know it or not. The band here is comprised of 11 pieces, including Elton Dean, Robert Wyatt, Nick Evans, Roy Babbington, Gary Boyle, Neville Whitehead, and others. The commitment to jazz here is total, as Tippett grafts the dynamic sensibilities of George Russell, the textural and chromatic palettes of Gil Evans, and the sheer force of Oliver Nelson onto his own palette.

PERSONNEL:

  • Keith Tippet - piano, Hohner electric piano
  • Nick Evans - trombone
  • Mark Charig - cornet
  • Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
  • With:
  • Gary Boyle - guitar
  • Neville Whitehead - bass
  • Roy Babbington - bass, bass guitar
  • Bryan Spring - drums
  • Phil Howard - drums
  • Robert Wyatt - drums
  • Tony Uter - congas, cowbell

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. This Is What Happens
  • A2. Thoughts To Geoff
  • A3. Green And Orange Night Park
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Gridal Suite
  • B2. Five After Dawn
  • B3. Dedicated To You, But You Weren’t Listening
  • B4. Black Horse