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Exclusive Premiere: Graham Collier “The Barley Mow” @ Stockholm Jazz Days ’69


We are excited to premiere a previously unreleased live recording from legendary British jazz bassist and composer Graham Collier. Forthcoming on My Only Desire Records, a key label rediscovering and sharing seminal unrelreased UK jazz releases with the world.

Previously unreleased recording of bassist/composer Graham Collier’s seminal ‘Down Another Road’ album recorded live in 1969 at Stockholm’s Jazz Day festival, his all-star sextet includes jazz heavyweights Harry Beckett, Stan Sulzmann, Karl Jenkins and John Marshall. The pastoral melody to “The Barley Mow” – the second single – transports you to an idyllic English countryside scene, sipping a beer in the pub which inspired it.

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Since it’s release in 1969 on Fontana, ‘Down Another Road’ has become a cornerstone of British jazz, with the LP now a much sought-after rarity that regularly exchanges hands for over £200. It’s considered the revered composer Collier’s greatest album by many of its fans, thanks to its highly melodic, almost pop-like themes and irresistible ’60s groove, spurred on by the on-point drumming of Soft Machine/Nucleus drummer John Marshall.

Remastered from the original tapes by Caspar Sutton-Jones @ Gearbox Records, ‘Down Another Road @ Stockholm Jazz Days ’69’ is available as a limited edition 2LP set housed in a gatefold sleeve and ‘mini-LP’ gatefold CD, with sleeve notes by Graham Collier biographer Duncan Heining.

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