Nucleus – Solar Plexus/Belladonna

Double CD Set – £9.99
Catalog No. BGOCD566
Solar Plexus/Belladonna by Nucleus (1971/72)
  • With Ian's full endorsement, BGO are proud to be continuing their series of Ian Carr/Nucleus releases over the next few months, of which this is the first.
  • Originally released in 1971 and 1972 respectively on the Vertigo label, these albums now command prices of between ?30 and ?50 each on the vinyl collectors market
? On ?Solar Plexus? the all-star lineup (which reads like a who?s who of British jazz) includes Kenny Wheeler, Harry Beckett, Brian Smith, Tony Roberts, Karl Jenkins and Chris Spedding. ?Belladonna? features Brian Smith, Dave Macrae, Alan Holdsworth and Roy Babbington among others, and was produced by John Hiseman ? Trumpeter, composer, author, educator and broadcaster Ian Carr is a major force in British jazz and since 1970 has been one of Europe?s leading musicians. In 1969 he formed Nucleus, one of the earliest pioneers of electronic jazz-rock fusion, and their early albums had a wide seminal influence in Europe. Nucleus won first prize at the 1970 Montreaux International Jazz Festival and appeared that summer at the USA Newport Festival and the Village Gate, New York. In 1982, Ian received the Calabria (Southern Italy) award for outstanding contribution in the field of jazz, and in 1987 he was given Wire magazine?s special award for services to British Jazz. In recent years, Ian has become almost as well known as an author; his 1982 book on Miles Davis remains the standard biography. He is now an associate Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he gives weekly lectures on jazz history

Tracklist

  1. Solar Plexus: 1. Elements I & II 2. Changing Times 3. Bedrock Deadlock 4. Spirit Level 5. Torso 6. Snakehips? Dream

    Belladonna: 7. Belladonna 8. Summer Rain 9. Remadione 10. Mayday 11. Suspension 12. Hector's House

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