What an unbelievable record. From the wild cover to the iconic breakbeats, Roots from Ian Carr’s Nucleus is one of the dopest albums we know. This is seriously thick, funky-prog jazz-rock heaven. Originally released on Vertigo in 1973, other than a couple of versions at the time for other territories, Roots was never re-pressed since so it’s gone on to become another one of those impossible to find records. Maybe it was a little too out there for the time, but it’s aged very, very well indeed and this Be With re-issue, re-mastered from the original analogue tapes, shows off just why this deserves to be back in press.
Genius trumpeter and visionary composer Ian Carr was one of the most respected British musicians of his era. He was a true pioneer and saw the potential in fusing the worlds of jazz with rock, just as Miles Davis and The Tony Williams Lifetime did in the US. In late 1969, following the demise of the Rendell-Carr quintet, and tiring of British jazz, Carr assembled the legendary Nucleus.
Southern Roots And Celebration
Label: Be With Records
Catalogue numbers: BEWITH102LP
Phonographic Copyright (p)-Mercury Records Ltd.
Copyright (c)-Mercury Records Ltd.
Licensed From-Universal Music Operations Ltd.
Published By-Carlin Music Corp.
Mastered At-Simon Francis Mastering
Lacquer Cut At-Finyl Tweek
Pressed By-Record Industry
Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-4 251804 125376
Matrix / Runout-BEWITH 102 LP A¹ 31981 1A
Matrix / Runout-BEWITH 102 LP B¹ 31981 1B
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)