I Had the Craziest Dream: Modern Jazz and Hard-Bop in Post War London, Vol 1 CD
A survey of the modern jazz & hard-bop scenes that emerged in the new cultural melting pot of post war London, with recordings from the end of the 1940s through to the early 1960s.
Featuring representations from players whose roots lay in the East-End's jewish community, such as Ronnie Scott, Vic Ash & Harry Klein, alongside a wealth of talent of Caribbean and African descent playing and recording in post war London during this period, incl. Dizzy Reece, Wilton Gaynair, Joe Harriott, Shake Keane & Ginger Johnson.
Made in partnership by Death Is Not The End with the Barbican to coincide with the exhibition Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain 1945-1965.
Luke Owen is the founder and label manager for Death Is Not The End. DINTE focusses on archival recordings and broadcasts a monthly 2 hour radio show for the online station NTS.