Julie Driscoll - 1969 - CD
"1969" was conceived and recorded following Julie Driscoll's tenure with Brian Auger And The Trinity, with whom she had recorded two albums. Eager to break away from the heavy burden of being in the public spotlight, Driscoll wrote a series of fine compositions and collaborated with her soon-to-be husband Keith Tippett on their arrangements.
The album sessions were produced by Giorgio Gomelskyand featured contributions from some of the finest musicians on the British Jazz and Rock scene, including guitarist Chris Spedding, Elton Dean, Nick Evans and Mark Charig (Soft Machine), Karl Jenkins and Jeff Clyne (Nucleus), and the members of Blossom Toes. "‘1969" was an artistic triumph, but was destined to remain unreleased until 1971, due to the collapse of Giorgio Gomelsky's Marmalade Records. This edition has been newly remastered and is a most welcome reissue of a true classic.