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Michael Garrick

An archive interview in which the late pianist and composer Michael Garrick joins Alyn Shipton to look back over 50 years in jazz, working with big bands and small groups.

PIanist Michael Garrick died in November 2011. In this archive interview, he joins Alyn Shipton to look back over a fifty year span of some of the finest big band and small group records in British jazz.

Whether inspired by Hobbits, Thomas Hardy or J M Barrie, Garrick's musical settings were some of the most imaginative and colourful in jazz. His music took inspiration from a huge variety of sources, ranging from Indian and Burmese music and literature to English folksongs and novels. A brilliant pianist, Garrick was also known for his pioneering work with Don Rendell and Ian Carr, for his poetry and jazz sessions, and for continuing to lead groups large and small against all commercial odds for over half a century.

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Sun 18 Dec 2011 00:00

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  • Michael Garrick Trio

    Music For Shattering Supermarkets

    Composer: Garrick Performers: Michael Garrick, p; Dave Green, b; Colin Barnes, d. 1964.

    • Moonscape.
    • Trunk.
    • FRCX 1084852.
  • Michael Garrick Sextet

    Casualties

    Composer: Garrick / Scannell Performers: Michael Garrick, p; Art Themen, reeds; Ian Carr, tp; Don Rendell, reeds; Dave Green, b; Trevor Tomkins, d; poetry reading by Vernon Scannell. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 22 June 1969.

    • Poetry and Jazz in Concert 250.
    • Argo.
    • ZPR 264/5.
  • The Don Rendell & Ian Carr Quintet

    Dusk Fire

    Composer: Garrick Performers: Don Rendell, ts, cl, fl; Ian Carr, t, fh; Michael Garrick, p; Dave Green, b; Trevor Tomkins, d. 16/17 March 1966.

    • Dusk Fire.
    • BGO.
    • CD 615 CD 2.
  • Michael Garrick Sextet

    Sanctus

    Composer: Garrick Performers: Art Themen, ts, ss, cl, fl; Jim Philip, ts, cl, fl; Ian Carr, t, fh; Coleridge Goode, bs; Michael Garrick, org; John Marshall, d; choir conducted by Peter Mound. St Paul’s Cathedral, London, 25 Oct 1968.

    • Jazz Praises At St Paul's.
    • Jazz Academy.
    • JAZA 11,.
  • Michael Garrick Sextet (with Norma Winstone)

    Voices

    Composer: Garrick Performers: Michael Garrick, p, harpsichord; Art Themen, fl, cl, ss, ts; Jim Philip, fl, cl, ts; Don Rendell, fl, ss,ts; Ian Carr, tr, fl; Dave Green, b; Coleridge Goode, b; Trevor Tomkins, d; Norma Winstone, voc. London, 20 - 22 Jan 1970.

    • The Heart Is A Lotus.
    • Dutton Vocalion.
    • 8400.
  • Michael Garrick Trio

    Cherokee

    Composer: Trad. / Noble Performers: Michael Garrick, p; Paul Moylan, b; Alan Jackson, d.

    • Introducing Michael Garrick: Gigs.
    • Jazz Academy.
    • JAZA 16.
  • Michael Garrick Trio

    Here There and Everywhere

    Composer: Lennon / McCartney Performers: Michael Garrick, p; Dave Green, b; Alan Jackson, d; Chris Garrick, vn. March, 1995.

    • Parting is Such.
    • Jazz Academy.
    • JAZA 3.
  • Michael Garrick Jazz Orchestra with Anita Wardell

    Tink

    Composer: Garrick Performers: Michael Garrick, p, voc; Mark Armstrong, Gabriel Garrick, Quentin Collins, Dave Priseman, Nick Smart, tp; Martin Hathaway, Matt Wates, Bob McKay, Paul Booth, Jamie Anderson, Mick Foster, reeds; Mark d'Silva, James Adams, Dave Eaglestone, tb; Dominic Ashworth, Pete Callard, g; Paul Moylan, b; Alan Jackson,d; Anita Wardell, voc. Jul 2003.

    • Peter Pan Jazz Dance Suite.
    • Jazz Academy.
    • JAZA 9.
  • Mike Garrick Jazz Orchestra

    Tempo

    Composer: Harriott Performers: Michael Garrick, p; Mark Armstrong, Steve Waterman, Gabriel Garrick, Quentin Collins, tp; Martin Hathaway, Matt Wates /Tom Richards, Bob McKay, Jamie Anderson, Mick Foster, reeds; Mark d'Silva, Jimmie Adams, Adrian Fry, Dave Eaglestone, tb; Dominic Ashworth, g; Paul Moylan, b; Alan Jackson/John Marshall, d. May 2004.

    • Big Band Harriott: The Music Of The Joe Harriott Quintet.
    • Jazz Academy.
    • JAZA 10.
  • Nette Robinson

    Shining Light

    Composer: Garrick Performers: Michael Garrick, p; Matt Ridley, b; Gabriel Garrick, fl h; Nette Robinson, voc.

    • Remembered Time.
    • Jazz Academy.

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