Thursday, October 28, 2010

On my turntable (special Apple Records edition): Modern Jazz Quartet and Jackie Lomax

The Modern Jazz Quartet recorded two albums for Apple, both released in 1969: Under the Jasmin Tree and Space (the latter of which remains missing from my collection). Both MJQ albums were re-released this week as part of a twofer CD.

Also reissued this week was Jackie Lomax's sole Apple LP, Is This What You Want? (1968). The album generated one minor hit, "Sour Milk Sea", written and produced by George Harrison. Perhaps more importantly, the LP is notable for being one of very few non-Beatles albums in history to feature instrumental backing from 3/4 of the group (Paul, George and Ringo).

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