MOONSCAPE by MICHAEL GARRICK
|Catalog #||JBHLP 022|
|Release||W 26 - 2007|
|Format||Vinyl - UKLP|
|€ 18,90||incl. VAT, excl. shipping|
Recorded in London in 1964, ‘Moonscape’ is pianist Michael Garrick's first album. Musically the album is quite superb, with a slightly floaty, drifting sound to the music. The album represents an early British foray into "The New Thing" - the free jazz sound, but the steps here are tentative and a touch naive. Check 'Sketches Of Israel', and the complex 6/8 trip 'Man Have You Ever Heard'. Originally privately pressed in 1964 in an edition of just 99 copies, ‘Moonscape’ is possibly the rarest, most desirable and certainly most valuable modern British jazz record ever made. One of the super-scarce ten inch originals could cost you £1500 - £2000 in mint condition. This is the first time ‘Moonscape’ has had a proper release. (Gilles Peterson liscenced a track for his 'Impressed' compilation for Universal). 500 copies pressed.