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A milk chocolate music selection with easy listening centres......

‘An impressive example of a man in absolute command of his materials. Vibrant in a way that often recalls the spirit of the late Charles Mingus, Uncommerciality is an accomplished and sometimes provocative piece of work’. Richard Williams / The Times

'South London free-jazz catalyst Jenkins issued this large-scale set of musical collisions – with UK jazz giants including Django Bates, Iain Ballamy, Mark Lockheart, Martin France and many others – on vinyl and cassette in 1991. For all its outward lawlessness, however, this is some of Jenkins's most subtly conceived and orderly music'. John Fordham / The Guardian


released January 8, 2021

Billy Jenkins - electric guitar; Iain Ballamy - alto + tenor sax; Dai Pritchard - alto, baritone sax; bass clarinet; Tim Matthewman - electric bass; Dawson Miller – percussion; Roy Dodds – drumkit.

Plus: additional voice on track 1 - James Matthewman.

Recorded Jan/Feb 1986 at Waterfront Studios, Rotherhithe, London SE16.
Produced by Tony Messenger.


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Billy Jenkins London, UK

As a teenager BJ recorded for legendary Clive Davis with artrock band Burlesque (72-77); with 'alternative musical comedy' duo Trimmer & Jenkins (79-82) before founding (81) the Voice of God Collective. He has recorded 40+ albums incl Motorway At Night, Entertainment USA and recordings about SE London Sounds Like Bromley, Greenwich, Still Sounds Like Bromley and Suburbia. ... more

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