Carr, Ian - Belladonna

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Beautiful 1972 Spaceship Label 2nd Issue Housed In A Gatefold Jacket, Small Saw Cut. An Album That Stands As A Highlight Of Ian Carr’s Career For A Number Of Reasons. Belladonna , Recorded Eighteen Months After Solar Plexus , Was Released Under Carr's Name But Is, Truthfully, A Renewed Version Of Nucleus, This Time With Carr The Undisputed Leader. The New Group Centred Around Carr, Smith, Dave Macrae On Fender Rhodes, Roy Babbington On Bass Guitar (Who Would Follow Jenkins And Marshall To Soft Machine A Couple Of Years Later), Drummer Clive Thacker And, Most Notably, A Young Alan Holdsworth On Guitar. If Belladonna Were A Failure In All Other Aspects, And It Is Not By Any Stretch Of The Imagination, Then It Is Worthy Of Attention For No Other Reason Than To Hear An Early Holdsworth In Action. Holdsworth Solos With Effortless Abandon In Tandem With Carr And Smith On The Extended Vamp Of The Title Track, But It Is On "Remadione" And, In Particular, Smith's Closer, "Hector's House," Where Notice Is Given That A New Guitarist With A Singular Voice Has Arrived. The Legato Phrasing And Lightening Fast Lines, Inspired By John Coltrane, Are Already In Full Evidence. But While Holdsworth's Appearance Is So Vivid, So Compelling, That It Would Be Easy To Dispense With The Rest Of The Record, The Reality Is That Belladonna Is The Best Representation Of Carr's Vision To Date, And Shows Just How Broad Carr's Musical Concept Had Become.

Artist: Carr, Ian Title: Belladonna Genre: Jazz Type: Used - LP Label: Vertigo Catalog ID: 6360 076 Country: UK Our ID: 67031
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