Black & White Raga

by Group Sounds Four & Five

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Two sessions previously assumed either lost or unrecorded, by Henry Lowther’s and Lyn Dobson’s mid-sixties groups. Considered one of the missing links in the development of British free-form jazz.

The Group Sounds Four session includes Jack Bruce, who contributes an original composition never otherwise recorded. Also features Ron Rubin, Ken McCarthy and Jon Hiseman. With comprehensive notes by Duncan Heining concerning the historical significance of these recordings.

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released December 29, 2020

Tracks 1-3:
Group Sounds Four
BBC Jazz Club, pre-recorded live on 13th June 1966, broadcast 19th June 1966.
Henry Lowther – trumpet
Lyn Dobson – tenor sax
Jack Bruce – bass
Jon Hiseman - drums

Tracks 4-7:
Group Sounds Five
BBC Jazz Club, recorded live at the Paris Theatre, London on 15th November 1965.
Henry Lowther – trumpet
Lyn Dobson – tenor sax
Ken McCarthy – piano
Ron Rubin – bass
Jon Hiseman - drums

From the Jon Hiseman tape archive.
Liner notes by Duncan Heining.

Produced by Matt Parker for Jazz in Britain Ltd.
© 2020 Jazz In Britain Ltd.

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A not-for-profit organisation, whose aim is to collect, curate, preserve, celebrate and promote the legacy of British jazz musicians. The archive collects, curates and preserves off-air and other recordings of British jazz performances.
The organisation will publish books, release vinyl, CDs and downloads, working in partnership with musicians and their families.
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