Chas Burchell, Ronnie Scott, Geoff Carter (tenor saxophone)
Bernard Eppy, Mike Hennessey, Matt Ross (piano)
Clark Terry (tp, flhrn, vcl)
Brian Wood (trumpet)
Bob Hirschman (trombone)
Alan Simmons (bass)
Mike Scott, Alec Adams, Al Merritt (drums)
Rare recordings by one of the undiscovered greats of British jazz scene - the late Chas Burchell. When Chas died in June 1986, his friends and musical associates determined that his music should get wider exposure. Thus began an exhaustive search for tapes -largely impromptu recordings made by Burchell and the Chastet at various club and pub locations around London. The process took several years but eventually enough material was assembled to make a representative compilation possible - after meticulous editing and noise-reduction processes.
"To me, this tenor saxophonist is a revelation - an ageless, durable style which owes nothing to anyone else...a jazzman of uncommon ability, a fluent lyrical improviser." (Ken Rattenbury, Crescendo & Jazz Magazine)
"A player of invention and integrity who found his voice at a fairly young age and stuck to his convictions."