Live At BBC 14CD Box
- Order number: 32631
- Band/Artist: THOMPSON, BARBARA
- Format: Boxset, CD
- Genre: PROGRESSIVE
- Erscheinungsdatum: 26.02.2021
Limited 14 CD set containing 27 complete radio programs constituting 14 hours of music.
Over 100 remastered and restored tracks from 1969-1990 together for the first time on one release. Featuring contributions from many legends of British jazz including Jack Bruce, Jon Hiseman, Don Rendell, Harry Beckett, Kenny Wheeler, Henry Lowther, Ian Carr, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Gary Husband, Frank Ricotti and Chris Spedding.
Liner notes by celebrated jazz critic, broadcaster and saxophonist Dave Gelly MBE.
Barbara Thompson MBE is a virtuoso saxophonist, composer and bandleader whose career has spanned five decades. She is considered a pioneering composer for the saxophone and was part of a luxuriant crop of new jazz composers in the 1960s: Mike Westbrook, Neil Ardley, Graham Collier, Mike Taylor, Michael Garrick and several more. This previously hidden treasure trove of Barbara Thompson recordings amounts to 14 CDs containing complete radio programmes recorded and broadcast by the BBC over a period of 21 years. Many come from Barbara‘s own tapes, preserved by her husband, legendary drummer Jon Hiseman, in their archive at Temple Music, while others have been gathered from private collections across Britain and Europe.