Recorded May 22 1966, London ESP-Disk 1057 [LP/CD]; Getback [LP/CD]

George Nisar Ahmad Khan, tenor saxophone; John Surman, baritone and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet; Peter Lemer, piano; Tony Reeves, bass; John Hiseman, drums

Ictus (Carla Bley) 6:52

City (Lemer) 7:38

Flowville (Lemer) 7:30

In The Out (Lemer) 9:20

Carmen (Lemer) 10:35

Enahenado (Lemer) 2:50


Out-takes known to survive (unissued):

Ictus [Take 1 – inc] (Carla Bley)

Ictus [End section – re-takes] (Carla Bley)

Flowville [False start] (Lemer)

Flowville [Take 2 – inc] (Lemer)

Flowville [End section – re-takes 1-2] (Lemer)

Carmen [Take 1] (Lemer)

Carmen [Take 2 – unedited] (Lemer)

In The Out [False start] (Lemer)

In The Out [Take 2] (Lemer)

Unknown Title (Lemer)

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.