Nucleus

Formed 1969.

UK jazz collective

Nucleus

Biography

Nucleus were a pioneering jazz-rock band from Britain who continued in different forms from 1969 to 1989. In their first year they won first prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival, released the album Elastic Rock, and performed both at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Village Gate jazz club.

They were led by Ian Carr, who had been in the Rendell–Carr Quintet during the mid and late 1960s, and was a respected figure in British jazz for more than forty years. Their jazz-based music evolved from an early sound incorporating elements of progressive and psychedelic rock toward combination with a funkier sound in the mid and late 1970s.[citation needed]

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  1. Review of The Pretty Redhead

    The Pretty Redhead

    Reviewed by Colin Buttimer
    Two live sessions from the redoubtable Uk fusion unit get to see the light of day.
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