A New Life Vol 2
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This brilliant compilation documents Jazz music recorded by artists in the UK from outside London from the period 1968 to 1988. There are some real gems including the Headhunters-ish ‘Sunspots’ by RedBrass and the tribute ‘Pharoah Sanders’ by Billy Jenkins. The Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra contributes the superbly arranged and performed jazzy ‘Down In The Hollow’ and the progressive/ Spiritual Jazz of Music Explosion’s ‘Bending Over Backwards’. But these four are just asters for an excellent set.