Ian Carr

Belladonna (Gatefold - Colored Vinyl) (TIME735)

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Belladonna (Gatefold - Colored Vinyl)

Ian Carr



LPS 165680




LP 20,64 €


One of the heaviest electric sets from UK trumpeter Ian Carr – and that's really saying a lot, given how much heavy work he cut with his group Nucleus! The sound here is a groundbreaking mix of acoustic horns and keyboards – trumpet from Carr, and a mix of tenor, soprano, alto, and flute from Brian Smith – coming into contact with the Fender Rhodes of Dave MacRae and the Hohner electric of Gordon Beck! The pairing of keys is wonderful – and the whole thing is sewn together by the guitar of a young Allan Holdsworth, who's very much in the sway of Carr's sound here, instead of the later directions he'd take as a leader


  • Ian Carr - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Brian Smith - tenor & soprano sax
  • Dave MacRae - electric piano
  • Gordon Beck - electric piano on A1, B2 to B4
  • Alan Holdsworth - guitar
  • Roy Babbington - bass guitar
  • Clive Thacker - drums
  • Trevor Tomkins - percussion on A1, B1, B2

Phonogram Studios, London, July 1972


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Belladonna
  • A2. Summer Rain
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Remadione
  • B2. Mayday
  • B3. Suspension
  • B4. Hector's House