In memory of Johnny Peret

In memory of Johnny Peret
In memory of my friend Johnny Peret, vibist, drummer, accordeonist extraordinaire

Friday, July 1, 2011

RARITY # 8

VIC ASH PLUS FOUR
(Nixa Jazz Today Series 45 rpm EP, UK, 1956)



Another one from Paul D.'s treasure chest. This time  a rare British EP from 1956 under the name of VIC ASH PLUS FOUR.


Personnel: 
Vic ASH    clarinet
Keith CHRISTIE   trombone
Derek SMITH   piano
Sammy STOKES  bass
Phil SEAMEN   drums


Amateurs of trivia will note that the recording engineer was Joe Meek.


On Vic Ash, the BritJazz blog says:  a British Jazz veteran, still playing.  Vic first recorded with the Kenny Baker group which included Tubby Hayes. 


He recorded little as a leader - less than a dozen sessions stretching back over a 60 years career in music so it is quite a rare treat to hear him in this role.




Tracks: 
Side A

  • Cinders (Ash)
  • You took advantage of me
Side B
  • Ash felt (Smith)
  • With the wind and the rain in your hair



To the best of my knowledge, this session is not available on any CD re-issue.  Link in comments as usual.


8 comments:

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  2. Many thanks to Paul D, and yourself for posting this.

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  3. Hello,
    I am working on a jazz documentary and I would like to contact you by email. Could you send it to me at: rios.orangethenblue@gmail.com

    Thank you,
    Valeria Rios

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  4. Many thanks to all for this Vic Ash ep.
    An elusive rarity indeed and very welcome too.
    Great sound is a bonus.

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  5. thank you Paul D great surprise, i'm sooo happy to hear this Vic Ash.

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  6. What I particularly like about being able to hear this recording is the Vic Ash sound that I remember from many years ago. Fully agree with bluebird about the sound quality. Thank you Paul and BM.

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  7. My eyes light up when I see the name Derek Smith. Thank you.

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  8. For a new link, see Rarity Series RE-Post (Feb 2012)

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