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John Stevens + Spontaneous Music Ensemble
Paris Cinema, London

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March 20, 1967 (2 items; TT = 3:54)
Paris Cinema, London
Source/Quality: RB (B+)

Kenny Wheeler (tpt); Paul Rutherford (tb); Evan Parker (ss. ts); Trevor Watts (as, fl, oboe); Derek Bailey (g); Barry Guy (b); John Stevens (d, perc); Humphrey Lyttelton (ann)

1 Springboard (J. Stevens) 3:29
2 Announcement (inc) 0:25

Recorderd by BBC Radio at the Paris Cinema on Monday March 20, 1967; broadcast on BBC Radio Light Programme The Jazz Scene on March 26, 1967. According to Paul Wilson's superb discography of John Stevens (online at http://efi.group.shef.ac.uk/), in addition to this title, the SME performed Stevens' four-part suite "Seeing Sounds and Hearing Colours" and another Stevens tune called "Chant." Wilson remarks, "The programme was introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton, who again felt it necessary to warn the audience that they were probably not going to like what they heard and again asked listeners not to send their complaints to him. He reassured the audience that these were 'professional musicians who know exactly what they are doing'.

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