Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bill Le Sage

This is something interesting I found yesterday from a 1960's British TV show called Jazz 625. The group is a jazz with classical influences band called Bill Le Sage's New Directions In Jazz. Le Sage, who plays piano and vibes here, was a well-travelled musician on the British scene who doesn't seem to have ever recorded as a leader which is a shame. This group sounds pretty close to some of the Third Stream experiments John Lewis and Gunther Schuller were doing in America and I would have loved to have heard an album in this vein.

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