Nucleus

Live at The BBC (REPUK1410)

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Live at The BBC

Nucleus

Repertoire

4009910141021

GEN 167701

REPUK1410

JAZZ

13

CD 70,23 €

13-CD BOX SET

NEARLY 14 HOURS OF MATERIAL SPANNING 1979-91

A decades' spanning 13CD set comprising music and interviews drawn from BBC radio programmes broadcast between 1970 and 1991. Over 13 hours of music expertly remastered and restored by Eroc, collated from such seminal shows as Top Gear, Sounds of the 70s and Jazz in Britain. Disc 10 comprises an exciting collection of entirely improvised works, never released on CD.

Formed by trumpeter and future Miles Davis biographer Ian Carr, Nucleus were a distinctly British jazz-rock group forged in the musical village-like cauldron of London at the end of the 60s. Within it's first year alone (1970), Nucleus had caused a sensation at both the Montreux and Newport jazz festivals, and had recorded two albums (the first of nine for progressive-rock label Vertigo) and a torrent of sessions and concerts for the BBC, from John Peel's Top Gear and Sounds of the 70s on Radio 1 to Jazz in Britain on Radio 3.

Curated by John McLaughlin biographer Colin Harper and mastered by the mighty Eroc - the same team responsible for Repertoire's acclaimed Colosseum and Pretty Things BBC sets - Nucleus Live At The BBC boasts nearly 14 hours of material spanning 1970-91. Almost four hours of that content documents the legendary founding line-up, featuring Chris Spedding (guitar), Karl Jenkins (keys, oboe), Brian Smith (saxes), Jeff Clyne (bass) and John Marshall (drums).

The set is annotated by Ian Carr discographer/All About Jazz contributor Roger Farbey. Aside from The Pretty Redhead (Hux, 2003), this is the first collection of BBC Nucleus and is assembled from numerous private collections and the BBC itself.

TRACKS:

  • CD ONE:
  • Top Gear; Presented by John Peel, Produced by John Walters, 7 March 1970 • Jazz Club, with Stan Tracey Big Band, Presented by Ray Harvey, Produced by Ray Harvey, 6 May 1970 • Sounds of the 70s, Presented by Alan Black, Produced by John F. Muir; 24 July 1970 • Jazz In Britain, Presented by Brian Priestley, Pro-duced by John F. Muir; 27 July 1970, Part 1
  • 01. Introduction: John Peel
  • 02. Elastic Rock
  • 03. 1916 (The Battle Of Boogaloo)
  • 04. Orpheus
  • 05. Persephone’s Jive
  • 06. Twisted Track
  • BBC Radio 2 Jazz Club, 6 May 1970
  • 07. Song For The Bearded Lady
  • 08. Elastic Rock
  • 09. Stonescape
  • 10. Single Line
  • 11. Twisted Track
  • 12. 1916 (The Battle Of Boogaloo)
  • 13. Persephone’s Jive
  • BBC Radio 1 Sounds Of The 70s, 24 July 1970
  • 14. Never Carry Any More Than You Can Eat
  • 15. Ballad Of Joe Pimp
  • 16. 1916 (The Battle Of Boogaloo)
  • BBC Radio 3 Jazz In Britain, 27 July 1970
  • 17. Sun Child
  • 18. Introduction: Brian Priestley
  • 19. Freudian Saturday
  • 20. Outro: Brian Priestley
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  • CD TWO:
  • Jazz In Britain, Presented by Brian Priestley, Produced by John F. Muir, 27 July 1970, Part 2 • Jazz Club, with The Bill Evans Trio, Dexter Gordon, Yusef Lateef, Gerry Mulligan, Nucleus, Presented by Humphrey Lyttelton, Produced by Ray Harvey, 11 October 1970 • Jazz Club, The Be-Bop Preservation Society, Prent.ed by Humphrey Lyttelton, Produced by Jimmy Grant, 1 March 1971 • Jazz London, 9 March 1971
  • 01. Oasis
  • 02. Introduction: Brian Priestley
  • 03. Jam
  • BBC Radio 2 Jazz Club, 11 October 1970
  • 04. 1916 (Battle Of Boogaloo)
  • BBC Radio 2 Jazz Club, 11 October 1970
  • 05. Song For The Bearded Lady
  • 06. We’ll Talk About It Later
  • 07. Snakehips’ Dream
  • BBC Transcription Service Jazz London, 9 March 1971
  • 08. Song For The Bearded Lady
  • 09. Elastic
  • 10. Snakehips’ Dream
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  • CD THREE:
  • Top Gear, Presented by John Peel, Produced by John Walters, 27 March 1971 • Sunday Concert, Aubrey Small and Nucleus in concert with John Peel, Produced by Jeff Griffin, 18 April 1971
  • 01. Snakehips’ Dream
  • 02. Introduction: John Peel
  • 03. Song For The Bearded Lady
  • 04. Morning Call
  • BBC Radio 1 John Peel Sunday Concert, 18 April 1971
  • 05. Introduction: John Peel
  • 06. Song For The Bearded Lady
  • 07. Snakehips’ Dream
  • 08. Crude Blues Part Two
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  • CD FOUR: Jazz In Britain, Presented by Don Locke, Produced by John F. Muir, 19 April 1971• Sounds of the 70s, Presented by John Peel, Produced by John Walters, 10 October 1972
  • 01. Introduction: Don Locke
  • 02. The Dream
  • BBC Radio 1 Top Gear, 10 October 1972
  • 03. Mayday
  • 04. Belladonna
  • 05. Suspension
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  • CD FIVE
  • Jazz: In Britain, Part of a Concert Recorded on St. David's Day, Cardiff, Ian Carr's Nucleus, Presented by Miles Kington, Produced by John F. Muir; 11 March 1974 • Jazz In Britain, Nucleus with Ian Carr, Presented by Charles Alexander; Produced by Lawrie Monk, 28 August 1975 • Sounds OfJazz, Peter Clayton, and Ian Carr's Nucleus, Produced by Lawrie Monk and Keith Stewart, 26 June 1977, Part 1
  • 01. New Life
  • 02. Introduction: Peter Clayton
  • 03. Sarsaparilla
  • 04. Introduction: Peter Clayton
  • 05. Pastoral Graffiti
  • 06. Introduction: Peter Clayton
  • 07. Theme 3: Rites Of Man
  • BBC Radio 3 Jazz In Britain, 28 August 1975
  • 08. Snakehips Etcetera
  • 09. Introduction: Charles Alexander
  • 10. Alive and Kicking
  • 11. Rat’s Bag
  • 12. Outro: Charles Alexander
  • BBC Radio 2 Sounds Of Jazz, 26 June 1977
  • 13. Introduction: Peter Clayton
  • 14. Splat
  • 15. Introduction: Peter Clayton
  • 16. Brain Child
  • 17. Introduction: Peter Clayton
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  • CD SIX
  • Sounds OfJazz, Peter Clayton, and lan Carr's Nucleus, Produced by Lawrie Monk and Keith Stewart, 26 June 1977, Part 2 • Jazz In Britain, Presented by Charles Fox, Produced by Pete Ritzemma, 17 March 1980 • Jazz In Britain, The Ian Carr Band, Presented by Charles Fox, 16 February 1981 • Jazz In Britain, with Ian Carr's Nucleus, Presented by Charles Fox, 8 November 1982, Part 1
  • 01. In Flagrante Delicto
  • BBC Radio 3 Jazz In Britain, 17 March 1980
  • 02. Introduction: Charles Fox
  • 03. Sassy (American Girl)
  • 04. Black Ballad (Ecce Domina)
  • 05. Simply This (The Human Condition)
  • 06. Outro: Charles Fox
  • BBC Radio 3 Jazz In Britain, 16 February 1981
  • 07. Conversation With The Blues Part 1
  • 08. Conversation With The Blues Part 2
  • 09. Sidewalk
  • BBC Radio 3 Jazz In Britain, 8 November 1982
  • 10. Introduction: Charles Fox
  • 11. Easy Does It Now
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  • CD SEVEN
  • Jazz In Britain, Nucleus with Ian Carr, Presented by Charles Fox, 8 November 1982, Part 2 • Sounds Of Jazz, Ian Carr's Nucleus and The Ronnie Scott Quintet, Presented by Peter Clayton, Produced by Keith Stewart, 12 December 1982 •Jazz Today, Presented by Charles Fox, 6 April 1983
  • 01. Introduction: Charles Fox
  • 02. The Pretty Redhead
  • 03. For Miles And Miles
  • BBC Radio 1 Sounds Of Jazz, 12 December 1982
  • 04. Dawn Choruses
  • 05. Introduction: Peter Clayton
  • 06. After The Rain
  • 07. Introduction: Peter Clayton
  • 08. You Can’t Be Serious You Must Be Joking
  • 09. Outro: Peter Clayton
  • BBC Radio 3 Jazz Today, 6 April 1983
  • 10. Introduction: Charles Fox
  • 11. Symptoms Of Love
  • 12. She Tells Her Love
  • 13. Introduction: Charles Fox
  • 14. Love In Barrenness
  • 15. Remorse Code
  • 16. Outro: Charles Fox
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  • CD EIGHT
  • Sounds Of jazz, Ian Carr's Nucleus and the Mike Mower Sextet, Presented by Peter Clayton, Produced by Lawrie Monk, 22 April 1984 • Jazz Today, Featuring Ian Carr's Nucleus, Presented by Charles Fox, 12 February 1985 • Sounds OfJazz, with Bob Downes, and Ian Carr's Jazz Nucleus, Presented by Peter Clayton, Produced by Keith Stewart, 14 April 1985
  • 01. Something For Mister Jelly Lord
  • 02. Introduction: Ian Carr
  • 03. She Tells Her Love
  • 04. Introduction: Ian Carr
  • 05. Bouquets Pour Ma Belle
  • BBC Radio 3 Jazz Today, 12 February 1985
  • 06. Introduction: Charles Fox
  • 07. Chiaroscuro
  • 08. Introduction: Charles Fox
  • 09. Midnight Oil
  • 10. Introduction: Charles Fox
  • 11. Awakening
  • 12. Outro: Charles Fox
  • BBC Radio 2 Sounds Of Jazz, 14 April 1985
  • 13. Dawn Choruses
  • 14. Introduction: Peter Clayton
  • 15. For Miles And Miles
  • 16. Introduction: Peter Clayton
  • 17. Easy Does It Now
  • 18. Outro: Peter Clayton
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  • CD NINE
  • Sounds Of Jazz, Ian Carr's Nucleus, Recorded at the 1987 Kristianstad Jazz Festival, Presented by Peter Clayton, Produced by Keith Stewart and Terry Black, 31 January 1988
  • 01. Introduction: Peter Clayton
  • 02. Dawn Choruses
  • 03. Introduction: Ian Carr
  • 04. For Miles And Miles
  • 05. Open Country
  • 06. Outro: Peter Clayton
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  • CD TEN
  • Music In Our Time, An Improvised Series by Ian Carr and his Band, 7 March 1991
  • 01. Introduction: Ian Carr
  • 02. Trio For Open Trumpet, EWI and Drums
  • 03. Duo In B Minor For Harmon-Muted Trumpet And Bass Guitar
  • 04. Quintet In A
  • 05. Introduction: Ian Carr
  • 06. Duo For Trumpet And Soprano Saxophone
  • 07. Trio In D For Flugelhorn, Guitar And Bass Guitar
  • 08. Introduction: Ian Carr
  • 09. Duo In Fast Tempo For Cup-Muted Trumpet And Drums
  • 10. Duo For Straight Muted Trumpet And Guitar
  • 11. Duo For Open Trumpet And Tenor Saxophone
  • 12. Introduction: Ian Carr
  • 13. Old Heartland
  • 14. Outro: Unknown Announcer
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  • CD ELEVEN
  • Jazz Parade, The Ian Carr Group, Presented by Digby Fairweather, Produced by Terry Carter, 7 November 1991
  • 01. Introduction: Digby Fairweather
  • 02. Uncertain Seduction
  • 03. Introduction: Digby Fairweather
  • 04. Full Fathom Five
  • 05. Introduction: Digby Fairweather
  • 06. Pandemonium
  • 07. Outro: Digby Fairweather
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  • CD TWELVE
  • Sounds OfJazz, Ian Carr's Nucleus, Live At The Bass Clef Jazz Club, Presented by Tony Russell, Produced by Keith Stewart, 22 February 1987
  • 01. Dawn Choruses
  • 02. Introduction: Ian Carr
  • 03. For Miles And Miles
  • 04. You Can’t Be Serious You Must Be Joking
  • 05. Easy Does It Now
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  • CD THIRTEEN
  • Sounds OfJazz, Ian Carr's Nucleus, Presented by Peter Clayton, Produced by Keith Stewart, 7 January 1979 • Sounds Of Jazz, Ian Carr's Nucleus, Presented by Peter Clayton, Produced by Keith Stewart, 7 December 1980
  • 01. Gone With The Weed
  • 02. Introduction: Peter Clayton
  • 03. Out Of The Long Dark
  • 04. Introduction: Peter Clayton
  • 05. Lady Bountiful
  • 06. Outro: Peter Clayton
  • BBC Radio 2 Sounds Of Jazz, 7 December 1980
  • 07. Mutatis Mutandis
  • 08. Introduction: Peter Clayton
  • 09. Things Past
  • 10. Introduction: Peter Clayton
  • 11. You Can’t Be Serious, You Must Be Joking
  • 12. Outro: Peter Clayton