14 April 2013

THE NEW JAZZ ORCHESTRA - LE DEJEUNER SUR L'HERBE


























The New Jazz Orchestra for Verve UK  from 1969.


Directed By – Neil Ardley ; Bass – Jack Bruce ; Drums – Jon Hiseman ; Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Dave Gelly ; Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet – Jim Philip ; Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Dick Heckstall-Smith ; Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Barbara Thompson ; Trombone – Derek Wadsworth, John Mumford, Michael Gibbs, Tony Russell ; Trumpet – Derek Watkins, Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther ; Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Ian Carr ; Tuba – George Smith ; Vibraphone, Marimba – Frank Ricott ; Producer – Tony Reeves

An absolute monster of an album and an expensive rarity with no reissues in any format.It really does deserve the epithet   All Killer No Filler !
Back in 2008 I posted a (now long gone) low quality rip from a mashed vinyl copy of this at OIR Contributions which was donated by a reader.This time I've used my own clean copy and ripped it to both FLAC and MP3 formats.It's highly unlikely the album will ever see the light of day again due to legal reasons so I thought it worthwhile providing both.

The New Jazz Orchestra, which Neil Ardley directed, was a meeting place for many talented young jazz musicians and composers in Britain in the 1960s. Inspired to some extent by the great American jazz arranger Gil Evans, it consciously styled itself a jazz orchestra, rather than a big band. The NJO had been going for four years when this album was recorded in 1968 and these pieces, the cream of its repertoire, exemplify the maturing craft of its composers and arrangers in developing not only tone colour but also ways of integrating improvisation and composition. They are well served by the orchestra's spirited soloists and spring-heeled rhythm section.

45 comments:

Bacoso said...

FLAC:
http://www.adrive.com/public/sTas4E/The New Jazz Orchestra-Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe FLAC.rar

Bacoso said...

MP3:
http://www.adrive.com/public/YmyzAJ/The New Jazz Orchestra -Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe.rar

wightdj said...

Thank you for this upgrade.

charlie said...

Thanks lots. Could you explain the 'legal reasons' comment?

LYSERGICFUNK said...

Many Thanks for this Gem

DJ Idol said...

Thanks! Will definitely check this out.

BobSanders said...

Thanks. Haven't heard this before so I am looking forward to it.

Bob

Jazzjet said...

Great to have an improved version of this landmark album. Many thanks.

boogieman said...

Many thanks for this improved version. I've been looking for a copy of the LP for a long time now.
I keep hoping.
Cheers

chano said...

Thanks Bacoso.

bongohito said...

So it's come to this. You're ruining the interwebs for, well, the rest of eternity. Thanks for this gem.

Simon666 said...

Wow, one of my favourite ever posts of yours upgraded, BIG thanks. love this album to bits ...

jbl said...

Wonderful album which I got while working for Polygram in N-Z in the 70's and it still gives me great memories. Worth checking out is the the album "Camden '70" which has the line-up minus Jack Bruce who was substituted by Tony Reeves (Colesseum's bass player at the time). Another album of my wish list! Thanks a lot.

grumpy said...

I made a copy of this on reel to reel tape years ago, wonderful to be reunited! many thanks.

Mike in Focus said...

Been looking for this for years! What a wonderful, wholly unexpected, surprise. You deserve - but won't get - a knighthood! Many thanks.

g.raf said...

Big favourite of mine Bacoso ( not that I actually own a copy of the vinyl! )

The upgrade is much appreciated.

MrBill said...

Thanks so much for this rarity!

Doktor Alphonzo said...

what a fantastic album - a great find and post. Cheers!

saomusubi said...

Thanks a lot!

Running, Reading, Rambling said...

Superb, thank you

Andy said...

Lots of wise jazzheads like this one.Many thanks

Newlyner said...

It does't get much better than this :)

brothertee said...

Fantastic! Thanks for the FLAC upgrade. Keep it strong Bacoso

taro nombei said...

Even that first post of yours was a pleasure…
To receive a lossless upgrade — well, that is a supreme gift.
much appreciated indeed, bacoso!!

Miles said...

I've heard about this LP, but have never seen or heard it (obviously). Thanks for finally giving me the opportunity. Appreciated.

agmosk said...

Its a great album! Thanks for sharing your copy.

neil said...

Magic! Many thanks...

Thad said...

Bruce and Hiseman rhythm section? I'll have to check this one out. Thanks for sharing!

lindo0107 said...

Good morning, Bacoso.

A very close friend of mine needs this OST:

http://orgyinrhythm.blogspot.com.br/2007/05/david-shire-farewell-my-lovely.html

Would you consider to re-up it?

Thanks in advance

Sergio (from Brasil)

PS. And if you want some music from Brazil, please just let me know.

lindo0107 said...

Good morning, Bacoso.

A very close friend of mine needs this OST:

http://orgyinrhythm.blogspot.com.br/2007/05/david-shire-farewell-my-lovely.html

Would you consider to re-up it?

Thanks in advance

Sergio (from Brasil)

PS. And if you want some music from Brazil, please just let me know.

bluebird said...

Wow - the Holy Grail.
Many thanks Bacoso - there was that tempting track in 'Impressed' some time ago and then a big nothing.
It's all I expected and more.

Franco said...

Thqanks For This !

Re-Up of Chico Hamilton - Reaching For The Top.(Wav)
Rare Lp only rip in Blogland.

http://cosmicechoesechoes.blogspot.co.uk/

Paul Brigg said...

Excellent album & superb-sounding rip -- many thanks.

Hanimex 3000 said...

thanks and thanks.
N

john said...

thank you; I knew nothing about this but it's a great line-up. Looking forward to it.

Benjamin Herman said...

thank you once again!

Benjamin Herman said...

Thanks mate!

colin richardson said...

The first album by the NJO - "Western Reunion", on Decca, though very different (mainly because Neil Ardley hadn't been the musical director for very long) also deserves a mention. Much of the story of the New Jazz Orchestra's formation and ongoing story can be read about in "Playing the Band": The musical Life of Jon Hiseman (who was a founder member). ISBN: 9780956686305. Available from Amazon ( including Kindle version).

Zoot said...

These are nice ,close , and interesting voicings in this recording . I saw someone thanked you for upgrading to flac but I want to thank you for including Mp3s while we are still globally in touch. The minutes are speeding by..another gone . All the best where ever you're at with it all . The illusion is as if we are all listening to the turntable together once again.

balkanjeff said...

Thanks for this, good to explore another side of a great time for UK jazz.

JJ

Prof. Yaffle said...

Wonderful. Thank you.

Calisan said...

What a big surprise! Thanks bacoso for the upgrade.
Just amazing!

cvllos said...

Thank you, Bacoso!
Link still good on March/2014!

Facultad de Bellas Artes said...

Thanks men

Paul Allard said...

Any chance of posting the link to the NJO album again? It's no longer available at the original link