Harry Beckett

Harry Beckett (May 30, 1935 — July 22, 2010) was a U.K.-based jazz trumpeter originally from the island of Barbados in the Lesser Antilles. During the late 1960s, he juggled England’s post-bop and jazz-rock camps with appearances on albums by Graham Collier, John Surman, Ray Russell, Jack Bruce, and Keef Hartley. In 1970, he made […]

Fal Frett

Fal Frett were a jazz-funk band from the island of Martinique in the Lesser Antilles. The band released three numerically self-titled albums on the French 3A Production label between 1976 and 1982. A fourth eponymous album appeared on GD Productions in 1983, followed by the properly titled Cha Pistache on Celluloid in 1985. Members: Alex […]

Jon Lucien

Jon Lucien (Jan. 8, 1942 — Aug. 18, 2007) was a soul singer and musician from the island of Tortola in the Virgin Islands. Between 1970 and 1976, he released five albums on RCA and Columbia. For the 1973/74 albums Rashida and Mind’s Eye, him and producer Dave Grusin forged a samba-jazz/funk musical hybrid that […]

Luv Machine

Luv Machine were a U.K.-based hard-rock/psych band that released a self-titled album on Polydor in 1971. Three of the band’s members hailed from the island of Barbados in the Lesser Antilles. Members: Michael Bishop (guitar, vocals), Bob Bowman (guitar, vocals), Errol Bradshaw (drums, vocals), John Jeavons (bass, vocals), Merlin Norville (bass) Discography: Luv Machine (1971)

Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading (born Dec. 9, 1950) is a U.K.-based singer/songwriter originally from the island of Saint Kitts in the Lesser Antilles. Between 1972 and 1992, she released 14 albums on A&M. She enjoyed some of her greatest success with a string of Glyn Jones-produced albums during the mid-to-late 1970s. Discography: Whatever’s for Us (1972) Back […]

Roland Prince

Roland Prince (August 27, 1946 — July 16, 2016) was a jazz-funk guitarist from Antigua and Barbuda, an archipelago in the Lesser Antilles. Between 1971 and 1975, he played on albums by Buddy Terry, Pete Yellin, Larry Willis, Elvin Jones, Shirley Scott, and Johnny Hartman. In 1976, Prince released his solo debut Color Visions on the […]