Bird Curtis Quintet
“Another great release from Jazzaggression… London 1969” Gilles Peterson (BBC6)
“At turns melancholy and exhilarating, the rediscovery of this lost gem of quintessentially British Jazz is a triumph of the cratedigging art” – John Stapleton
The critically acclaimed quintet is back with their second album! Finally available for the first time after it was recorded 50 years ago. ‘Needs B’ is a beautifully crafted set with one traditional and 9 original songs, filed under the classic British jazz sound blending modernism and bop with a strong focus on melody. With a top line-up of London musicians Ian Bird on tenor and alto-sax, John Curtis on trumpet, Ray Shea on piano, Daryl Runswick on bass and Tim Wooley on drums. Comes with new CD inside sleeve and new liner-notes by Daryl Runswick.