• Barbara Thompson – Live At The BBC

    £64.99
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    • 14 CD set containing 27 complete radio programmes constituting 14 hours of music

    • Over 100 remastered and restored tracks from 1969-1990 together for the first time on one release

    • Featuring contributions from many legends of British jazz including Jack Bruce, Jon Hiseman, Don Rendell, Harry Beckett, Kenny Wheeler, Henry Lowther, Ian Carr, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Gary Husband, Frank Ricotti and Chris Spedding

    • Liner notes by celebrated jazz critic, broadcaster and saxophonist Dave Gelly MBE

  • The autobiographical story of her musical life...

    Publisher: Jazz in Britain

    “I know it's all true, I even know (or knew) many of the people, including the two principal characters, but one thing above all makes this story real to me: I can hear Barbara's voice telling it.”

    Dave Gelly MBE, April 2020
  • Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia with NYJO - OUT NOW!
    Seminal British jazz-rock band Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia join forces with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) for a new studio album featuring 10 original compositions from the virtuoso saxophonist, composer and bandleader Barbara Thompson MBE. The line-up includes the remaining able members of Paraphernalia – Pete Lemer on keyboards, Billy Thompson on violin, and Dave ‘Taif’ Ball on bass – who join forces with 17 phenomenal players from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. “What a lovingly constructed recording. A great tribute to one of the finest drummers ever by one of the best sax players ever – and her family. It matters not a jot that Barbara doesn’t actually play on the album because her creativity runs through the music which is a fitting tribute to two musicians who contributed so valuably to Jazz in general.”
    Mark Ringwood, Radio Broadcaster
  • In response to numerous requests, we are offering five early LPs as high quality CD-Rs to owners of the original albums. Temple Music does not own the copyright to these albums and the fee you pay is for the transcription only, not for the content. The four albums offered in this series took 17 days to process from 34 un-played LPs in Jon Hiseman's archive. Over £30,000 worth of equipment was used in the process. The result is a listening experience as close to the original session masters as possible without access to the original tapes. No booklet is included with these CD-Rs. Basic artist/performer/title info is printed on the disc.
  • In response to numerous requests, we are offering five early LPs as high quality CD-Rs to owners of the original albums. Temple Music does not own the copyright to these albums and the fee you pay is for the transcription only, not for the content. The four albums offered in this series took 17 days to process from 34 un-played LPs in Jon Hiseman's archive. Over £30,000 worth of equipment was used in the process. The result is a listening experience as close to the original session masters as possible without access to the original tapes. No booklet is included with these CD-Rs. Basic artist/performer/title info is printed on the disc.
  • In response to numerous requests, we are offering five early LPs as high quality CD-Rs to owners of the original albums. Temple Music does not own the copyright to these albums and the fee you pay is for the transcription only, not for the content. The four albums offered in this series took 17 days to process from 34 un-played LPs in Jon Hiseman's archive. Over £30,000 worth of equipment was used in the process. The result is a listening experience as close to the original session masters as possible without access to the original tapes. No booklet is included with these CD-Rs. Basic artist/performer/title info is printed on the disc.
  • Sale!
    This double CD is the first Colosseum work to feature Barbara Thompson after Dick passed away. It contains songs from both the then recent studio albums, Bread & Circuses and Tomorrow’s Blues. However, the title of the album makes a firm connection with their classic live album Colosseum Live from 1971. The review from Prog Archives was full of praise and enthusiasm: ‘It is simply thrilling! ‘The Valentyne Suite’ as an example here. It starts in a classic way, with a motive run by organ supported with a saxophone. However, the bass line is run in a different way and it indicates certain surprises. The piano and saxophone duo is wonderful mainly thanks to the reliable Barbara, who then shows her skills in a beautiful, sober solo part, followed by a dynamic solo part from Dave on Hammond organ. The second part starts in a sweet and melancholic way. The vocals of Mark Clarke [are] a masterpiece, and then another saxophone solo entrance.’ Barbara really adds something to ‘February’s Valentyne’ with her contribution.' The album was recorded in 2005 and released in 2007 and we are offering limited copies here at a specially discounted price.
  • In response to numerous requests, we are offering five early LPs as high quality CD-Rs to owners of the original albums. Temple Music does not own the copyright to these albums and the fee you pay is for the transcription only, not for the content. The four albums offered in this series took 17 days to process from 34 un-played LPs in Jon Hiseman's archive. Over £30,000 worth of equipment was used in the process. The result is a listening experience as close to the original session masters as possible without access to the original tapes. No booklet is included with these CD-Rs. Basic artist/performer/title info is printed on the disc.
  • In response to numerous requests, we are offering five early LPs as high quality CD-Rs to owners of the original albums. Temple Music does not own the copyright to these albums and the fee you pay is for the transcription only, not for the content. The four albums offered in this series took 17 days to process from 34 un-played LPs in Jon Hiseman's archive. Over £30,000 worth of equipment was used in the process. The result is a listening experience as close to the original session masters as possible without access to the original tapes. No booklet is included with these CD-Rs. Basic artist/performer/title info is printed on the disc.
  • Sale!
    Martyn Hanson writes: What a pleasant surprise that a band that had been going on and off for five decades could come up with such a strong, not to say eclectic, album. Pete Feenstra, for Get Ready to Rock, beautifully sums it up: ‘Given the virtual collapse of the jazz rock and fusion market in the interim period between the band’s original dissolution and their comeback in 1994, the album’s title has an ironic ring about it. On their last studio album Tomorrow’s Blues they traded their former progressive style for a more mature blues feel, but this album has a surprisingly broader sweep.’ Jon reinforced this feeling in an interview just after the release: ‘It’s amazing what appeals to one person is quite different to another. I have people who swear the best track is ‘You Just Don’t Get It’ and why is it so late on the album. Others go for Ana Gracey’s ‘Blues to Music’. I like ‘The Way You Waved Goodbye’. So I hope [there’s] something for everyone.’ This, the final Colosseum studio album featuring master drummer Jon, was released 11 years after Tomorrow’s Blues. Those into Roman numerals would have got the year straightaway, as the cover has the numerals MMXIV = 2014.

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