Centipede was an English avant-garde jazz big-band led by pianist Keith Tippett for the 1971 RCA/Neon double-album Septober Energy, comprised of a title-sake improvisation split across four sides. It was produced by Robert Fripp shortly after Tippet’s involvement with the 1970 King Crimson albums In the Wake of Poseidon and Lizard. The 50+ ensemble featured […]


Nucleus was an English revolving-door jazz-rock ensemble that released eight albums on Vertigo between 1970 and 1975, followed by a live disc on Contemp and two further albums on Capitol and Mood Records between 1977 and 1980. The band was formed in 1969 by veteran trumpeter Ian Carr, who had co-led the Don Rendell/Ian Carr […]

Neil Ardley – Kaleidoscope of Rainbows (1976)

Kaleidoscope of Rainbows is an album by English jazz-rock/Third Stream keyboardist/composer Neil Ardley, released in 1976 on Gull. Tracklist: A1. “Prologue” (0:28) A2. “Rainbow One” (9:38) A3. “Rainbow Two” (7:35) A4. “Rainbow Three” (3:47) A5. “Rainbow Four” (6:15) B1. “Rainbow Five” (4:02) B2. “Rainbow Six” (7:37) B3. “Rainbow Seven” (11:13) B4. “Epilogue” (4:09) Credits: Neil […]

The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet

The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet was an English post-bop five-piece of the mid-1960s. The quintet was co-headed by the band’s two namesakes — saxist/flutist Don Rendell (1926–2015) and trumpeter Ian Carr (1933–2009). Their BGO-issued first release, Shades of Blue (1964), is noted for its Bluenote-style cover art. Members: Don Rendell (tenor saxophone, soprano […]

Nucleus ‎– We’ll Talk About It Later (1971)

We’ll Talk About It Later is the second album by English trumpeter Ian Carr’s jazz-rock ensemble Nucleus, released in 1971 on Vertigo. Tracklist: A1. “Song for the Bearded Lady” (7:25) A2. “Sun Child” (5:19) A3. “Lullaby for a Lonely Child” (4:21) A4. “We’ll Talk About It Later” (6:19) B1. “Oasis” (9:49) B2. “Ballad of Joe […]