11 July 2015

THE JACK DUFF BAND - THE ENCHANTED ISLE



























The Jack Duff Band for Avenue Recordings UK from 1971.

Jack Duff - Tenor & Soprano Sax ; Kenny Wheeler - Trumpet & Flugelhorn ; Mike Capocci - Piano & Electric Piano ; Gerry Rossi -  Double Bass ; Roy Tomlinson - Drums

A fine but overlooked Brit Jazz date from The Jack Duff Band featuring the late great Kenny Wheeler from 1971.

"It has always been my ambition to compile a musical tribute to Jersey the beautiful Channel Island that has been my base for the past few years.As the tunes took shape I looked around for a horn player to augment my usual quartet and secured the services of my good friend Kenny Wheeler , surely the top trumpeter in Britain.Earlier this year all the members of the band happened to be in London on holiday, and with careful planning we converged on Tangerine Studios to complete this record"
From the sleeve notes by Jack Duff .