Peter Lemer Quintet – ‘Local Colour’ session
April 23, 1966
Recorded by Eddie Kramer at KPS Sound Studios, London, April 2nd & 23rd, 1966. Unissued
George (Nisar Ahmad) Khan, tenor sax; John Surman, baritone and soprano sax, bass clarinet; Peter Lemer, piano; Tony Reeves, bass; John Stevens, drums.
The stagger (Lemer) 10:25
Ictus (C. Bley) 8:40
Discharge (group imp.) 3:27
unknown title 3:16
unknown title 4:27
Carmen (Lemer) 7:36
These were preliminary sessions for the album ‘Local Colour’. The Quintet recorded a further session on May 22nd, 1966 (& May 5th?) with Jon Hiseman replacing John Stevens on drums and this was the date released on ESP S 1057. These April recordings suffer from distortion in places, particularly affecting the piano, which might explain why the session was rejected.