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For Future Reference

by Trevor Tomkins' Sextant

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Der Ohlsen "a sound palette which sits in a place between amplified Fusion, grand big band sound, yet also sweaty improvisational club atmosphere, without ever clearly committing to one of these aspects for long. This music, which is presented in an easily digestable average song length of seven minutes, flows between styles very subtly without you even actively noticing it during casual listening."

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John Ferguson I make no apologies for the fact that I tend to prefer contemporary jazz being produced by some fantastic young musicians we currently have on 'the scene' at the mo (eg Alfa Mist, Rob Luft, Alice Zawadzki, Emma Rawicz & many more), but releases like this serve as a fabulous reminder of the superb legacy some of these great artists have left us over the last 50+years or so. This is simply great music - full stop!
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    Limited edition double compact disc, in a gatefold digipack, of never-before-released early 1980s sessions by a band of top British players and composers, led by drummer Trevor Tomkins, and who never released an album. This is, in effect, the late Trevor Tomkins debut album release as leader, as well as his memorial. Includes a 32 page booklet with an essay written by Simon Spillett and many previously unseen photographs from Trevor’s archive. Only 500 copies available worldwide.

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1.
Chapter One 06:18
2.
GRS 07:12
3.
Celeste 07:30
4.
Ugetsu 06:34
5.
'Smatter 07:30
6.
Early Spring 06:02
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9.
Zemlja 07:59
10.
Summer Night 06:35
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12.
Evansong 06:55
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15.
Ballad No. 1 08:34

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Never-before-released early 1980s sessions by a band of top British players and composers which never released an album, led by drummer Trevor Tomkins. This is, in effect, the late Trevor Tomkins debut album release as leader, as well as his memorial. We were working on this with Trevor when he died last last year and it's now released with the help and support of his family.

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released March 1, 2023

CD1
Recorded May 1980

1. Chapter One (Phil Lee) 6.18
2. GRS (Stan Sulzmann) 7.12
3. Celeste (Ralph Towner) 7.29
4. Ugetsu (Cedar Walton) 6.36

Jimmy Hastings – soprano & tenor sax
Chris Pyne – trombone & valve trombone
Phil Lee – electric guitar
John Horler – piano & electric piano
Paul Bridge - bass
Trevor Tomkins - drums

Recorded May 1981

5. ‘Smatter (Kenny Wheeler) 7.30
6. Early Spring (Phil Lee) 6.02
7. Your Eyes Are Love (Phil Lee) 6.20
8. The Right Moment (Phil Lee) 7.08

Jimmy Hastings – soprano & tenor sax, flute & bass flute
Chris Pyne - trombone & valve trombone
Phil Lee – electric guitar, 12 string guitar
John Horler - piano
Paul Bridge - bass
Trevor Tomkins - drums

CD2
Recorded May 1982

1. Zemlja (Henry Lowther) 7.59
2. Summer Night (Harry Warren) 6.35
3. Three Four Peace (John Horler) 7.01
4. Evansong (John Horler) 7.31

Brian Smith – soprano & tenor sax, flute
Chris Pyne – trombone & valve trombone
Phil Lee - electric guitar
John Horler - piano
Paul Bridge - bass
Trevor Tomkins - drums

Recorded May 1983

5. Your Dancing Toes (Phil Lee) 5.49
6. For Future Reference (Phil Lee) 5.17
7. Ballad No. 1 (John Horler) 8.34

Jimmy Hastings – soprano & tenor sax, flute
Chris Pyne - trombone
Phil Lee - electric guitar, 12 string guitar
John Horler - piano
Paul Bridge - bass
Trevor Tomkins - drums

All recordings from Trevor Tomkins’ personal archive

Audio restoration - Chris Martyn
Design – Pete Woodman & Richard Moore
Produced by John Thurlow

Special thanks to: The Tomkins Family, Chris Clyne, Simon Spillett,
Dave Green, Jimmy Hastings, John Horler, Henry Lowther and Brian Smith

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Jazz In Britain Holmfirth, UK

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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