Seamen's Mission

Phil Seamen

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Jazz
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Proper Box
Released
August 15, 2011

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Few, if any, British jazz musicians gained the legendary status that Phil Seamen gained. Certain aspects of the make-up of Phil Seamen contributed strongly to this exalted position. First of all there was his great talent as a drummer. During the 1950's and 60's, Phil Seamen was generally regarded as the greatest European Jazz Drummer. Phil arrived on the British jazz scene with the advant of the bebop movement , although his abilities transcended this music. He was equally at home in the very first European free-jazz
combo of Joe Harriott, the traditional jazz groups of Nat Gonella, on The Rhythm And Blues of Alexis Korner or the heavy rock of Ginger Baker's Air Force. Seamen's personality also contributed to his elevated status. He was a unique character with a great gift of humour and sharp wit. He also played the star with conviction with a larger than life personality that allowed him to get away with it.
Another aspect that added fame as well as notoriety to the Phil Seamen phenomenon was his well known drug addiction. Seamen could handle large amounts of drugs, washing them down with a large intake of alcohol. There are countless anecdotes still told about Phil Seamen, some comic, some tragic and some apocryphal, most of them a mixture of all three. He was a born raver.

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Key Value
Catalogue number PROPERBOX159
Barcode 0805520021593
Number of items 4
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 186g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 126mm x 18mm x 130mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Jack Parnell And His Orchestra - The Champ -
2. Jack Parnell And His Orchestra - Kick Off -
3. Jimmy Deuchar Showcase - Spain -
4. Jimmy Deuchar Ensemble - Treble Gold -
5. Jimmy Deuchar Ensemble - I. P.A Special -
6. Jimmy Deuchar Ensemble - Opus De Funk -
7. Jimmy Deuchar Sextet - Lullaby In Rhythm -
8. Jimmy Deuchar Sextet - Milestones -
9. Jimmy Deuchar Sextet - Swingin’ In Studio Two -
10. Jimmy Deuchar - I Could Write A Book -
11. Kenny Graham’s Afro Cubists - Jump For Joe -
12. Kenny Graham’s Afro Cubists - Haitian Ritual -
13. Kenny Graham And His Satellites - One Four -
14. Kenny Graham And His Satellites - Five Four -
15. Kenny Graham And His Afro Cubists - Bongo Chant -
16. Joe Harriott Quartet - Cherokee -
17. Joe Harriott Quartet - Out Of Nowhere -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Joe Harriott Quartet - Just Goofin’ -
2. Joe Harriott Quartet - Blues Original -
3. Joe Harriott Quartet - My Heart Belongs To Daddy -
4. Joe Harriott Quintet - Formation -
5. Joe Harriott Quintet - Abstract -
6. Ronnie Scott Orchestra - Seamen’s Mission -
7. Ronnie Scott Orchestra - S’il Vous Plait -
8. Ronnie Scott Orchestra - Jordu -
9. Ronnie Scott Orchestra - Bang -
10. Ronnie Scott Orchestra - A Night In Tunisia -
11. Ronnie Scott Orchestra - The Big Fist -
12. Victor Feldman Modern Jazz Quartet - What Goes? -
13. Victor Feldman Modern Jazz Quartet - Monsoon -
14. Victor Feldman Jazz Quintet - Bird’s Last Flight -
15. Victor Feldman Big Band Big Top -
16. Victor Feldman Big Band Maenya -
17. Victor Feldman Big Band Blues In Two Modes -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Victor Feldman Quartet - Jackpot -
2. Victor Feldman Quartet - You Are My Heart’s Delight -
3. Victor Feldman Quartet - The Minor And The Major -
4. Victor Feldman Quartet - Wilbert’s Tune -
5. Victor Feldman/Jimmy Deuchar Quintet - Wail -
6. Victor Feldman/Jimmy Deuchar Quintet - Wailing Wall -
7. Dizzy Reece Quintet - Butch -
8. Dizzy Reece Quintet - Yardbird Suite -
9. Dizzy Reece Quintet - Scrapple From The Apple -
10. Dizzy Reece Quartet - Bluebird -
11. Dizzy Reece Quartet - Get Up -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Dizzy Reece Quartet - Main Title (Nowhere To Go) -
2. Dizzy Reece Quartet - The Escape And Chase -
3. Stan Tracey Trio - Free -
4. Stan Tracey Trio - Boo Bah -
5. The Jazz Couriers - If This Isn’t Love -
6. The Jazz Couriers - Easy To Love -
7. The Jazz Couriers - Whisper Not -
8. The Jazz Couriers - Autumn Leaves -
9. The Jazz Couriers - Too Close For Comfort -
10. The Jazz Couriers - Yesterdays -
11. The Jazz Couriers - Love Walked In -
12. Tubby Hayes Quartet - Like Someone In Love -
13. Tubby Hayes Quartet - The Surrey With The Fringe On Top -
14. Tubby Hayes Quartet - Sunny Monday -
15. Tubby Hayes Quartet - Unidentified 32-Bar Theme -