Jazz Praises at St Paul's
Michael Garrick sextet and choir. October 1968. The legendary concert at St Paul's. Featuring Art Theman and Jim Phillip (saxes), Ian Carr (tpt), Coleridge Goode (bass), John Marshall (drums), Michael Garrick (organ) and Peter Mound (choirmaster)
The first appearance on CD of this ground-breaking 1968 recording by composer, pianist Michael Garrick, includes two extra tracks which were not included on the original LP issue. Recorded in St Paul's Cathedral, Garrick plays the organ, as his highly original sacred music is performed by various combinations of choir and jazz sextet. The sextet features the cream of the British jazz scene with Art Themen and Jim Philip on saxophones, Ian Carr on trumpet, Coleridge Goode on bass and John Marshall on drums. The Penguin Guide To Jazz On CD says of Garrick: "Garrick has taken Duke's sacred music on a step, using jazz as a basis for a body of liturgical music which swings with the gift of tongues".
Personnel: Michael Garrick (organ), Art Themen (saxophones, clarinet, flute), Jim Philip (tenor sax, clarinet, flute), Ian Carr (trumpet, flugelhorn), Coleridge Goode (bass), John Marshall (drums), Choir conducted by Peter Mound
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