The Rendell-Carr Quintet is arguably the best small group ever put together in Britain. precious few bands anywhere else have achieved such a high level of originality. - Alun Morgan
Although the album was recorded in the 60's it is previously unissued and has only recently been put out on the Spotlite label. It is British jazz from that era at its absolute best.
This album features two sessions. The first session was recorded at the IPC studios with Don Rendell Four and the Don Rendell Five on January 22nd 1964. The second, featuring the Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet was recorded live in Antibes on Friday July 23rd 1968. The musicians on the first session are Ian Carr, trumpet and flugelhorn, Don Rendell, soprano and tenor saxes, John Mealing, piano, Dave Green, bass, Trevor Tomkins, drums. The quintet in the second session are Ian Carr, trumpet and flugelhorn, Don Rendell, flute, soprano and tenor saxes, Michael Garrick, piano, Dave Green, bass, Trevor Tomkins, drums