Home Brewed w/ Steve Miller & Pip Pyle
British Progressive Jazz
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A fantastic session from the 70s UK jazz scene, and one that's maybe as important to fans of the Canterbury scene as well – given the unusual legacies of the three players involved!
The music is definitely jazz, though – fairly improvised, and recorded live with work from Elton Dean on saxes, Steve Miller on piano, and Pip Pyle on drums – at many points much more unbridled and outside than some of their work on more famous studio albums, no matter how wild that work might be!
The performance is issued here for the first time, and is quite revelatory – especially in the way the players can swing between spiritual and more avant currents, on titles that include Molly's Mild, Pilgrim's Hope, Crack Le Whip, and Tea Kettle Stout.
Recorded in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, UK, December 1976