ALMOST SOLD OUT! Michael Garrick’s ‘Prelude to Heart Is A Lotus’
Just spotted this picture on Sebastian Scotney’s London Jazz bulletin of Gearbox Records’ Adam Sieff proudly holding a copy of the Michael Garrick Sextet’s ‘Prelude to Heart Is A Lotus’. As you might know Gearbox specialises in analogue hi-quality vinyl and this 1968 BBC Jazz in Britain recording – freshly pressed up for the very first time – has almost sold out!
Mike Garrick compositions possess a deeply spiritual dimension and this LP is a welcome addition to a compelling canon of work. The sextet recording finds Michael playing piano, harpsichord and celeste in the company of long time associates saxophonist Don Rendell, trumpeter Ian Carr and bassist Coleridge Goode. Reflecting the spiritual quests of the era what we get on this record are new and innovative directions in British jazz which paved the way for the Argo Records’ ‘Heart Is A Lotus’ studio album that surfaced two years later. Definitely worth checking out.