ALAN SKIDMORE

Avant-Garde Jazz / World Fusion / Post-Fusion Contemporary / Post Bop / Hard Bop • United Kingdom
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Alan Skidmore was born in London in 1942. He received his musical education at the London Conservatory. When but a young man he already played with John Mayall, Alexis Korner, Georgie Fame, the Johnny Dankworth Orchestra, the Stan Tracy Band and Ronnie Scott. Then in later years with Tubby Hayes, John Surman, Chris MacGregor's "Brotherhood of Breath", the George Grunz "Concert Band", Eberhard Weber, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen, Weather Report, Dave Holland and the BBC Big Band in London. He made recordings with Herbie Hancock, Mike Gibbs, Mike Westbrook and founded SOS with John Surman. As a guest soloist he played in Hamburg with the NDR Big Band and from 1981 to 1984 with the WDR Big Band. Tours with Charlie Watts took in the US and Europe. He has performed with Colin Towns Mask Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. When he represented England in 1969 with read more...
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ALAN SKIDMORE Once Upon a Time... album cover 3.00 | 3 ratings
Once Upon a Time...
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
ALAN SKIDMORE TCB album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
TCB
World Fusion 1970
ALAN SKIDMORE European Jazz Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
European Jazz Quintet
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
ALAN SKIDMORE Tribute to 'Trane album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tribute to 'Trane
Avant-Garde Jazz 1988
ALAN SKIDMORE After the Rain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
After the Rain
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1998
ALAN SKIDMORE The Call album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Call
World Fusion 1999
ALAN SKIDMORE Ubizo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ubizo
World Fusion 2003
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50 Journeys
World Fusion 2008

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ALAN SKIDMORE SOH album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
SOH
Avant-Garde Jazz 1981
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East to West
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
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S.O.H. Live In London
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
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Impressions Of John Coltrane
Post Bop 2007
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The Alan Skidmore Quartet : Naima
Hard Bop 2017

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ALAN SKIDMORE Once Upon a Time...

Album · 1970 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Skidmore was a usual fixture on the London jazz scene, having played with almost everyone more or less involved in the late-60’s cauldron, and for a while he even fronted his own quintet that featured some rather heavy names, like Wheeler (trumpet) and Taylor (piano). To my knowledge, this AS Quintet only recorded this one album in 70, but then again, looking at the composition dept, Alan was apparently not much of a songwriter as one of six tracks is his own, and it’s more of a free-jazz non-tune. Indeed buddy John Surman, the group catalyser (but not member) wrote two tracks, while pianist Taylor and drummer Oxley signed another each.

Opening on the Surman-penned 7-mins title track, the album is off to a cool standard-y start written for and about Skidmore’s baby daughter (featured on artwork) Alice, but Taylor’s piano is giving the track a little extra flavour. The following Majaera is a discordant non-tune, which would’ve best been thrown at the end of the album. The atypical (for then) Taylor piece The Yolk is a fast and furious standard-y jazz piece, where Wheeler Skids-more all over the track at 100MPH.

The highlight of the album is the almost 12-mins Old San Juan, written by a young Canadian composer (as is Kenny Wheeler), an epic track with plenty of tempo change and a tad of Spanish influence, where Taylor’s piano is simply astounding (sometimes reminiscent of Tyner), while Wheeler finds his ease in Aranjuez or in a Spaghetti-Western movie. While Skidmore’s Free For All is self-explanatory and segues directly from the Juan piece, the closing Surman piece Image is much slower, but just as dissonant or free (at least in its start), but finishes in an accessible manner…

A relatively uneven album, which is kind of saved by the 12-mins epic opening the flipside, because if it wasn’t for that and the title-track, we’d be tempted to add to the album’s title: “… there was nothing”. Reissued on the Vocalion CD batch of 2005, this is a somewhat interesting album, but I can think of some much better in that series of reissues.

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