Found a lovely little book today in my uni' library.

Ian Carr's Music Outside on Latimer New Dimensions from '73. It's a full on analysis on the then contemporary UK Jazz scene featuring all the heavyweight players from Mike Westbrook to John Surman to Ian Carr's Nucleus themselves. Carr's writing style is somewhat impeded by what appears to be an occassional awkwardness, given his very middle-class perspectives on culture & the arts, but it's nonetheless fascinating to read a critical selection from the time, documenting what surely has to be the most exciting and creatively explosive period for UK Jazz.

And the photo's are soooo good! Wall to wall beardage, come on!!!

And the Vertigo logo dominates the rear cover with the text urging the reader to "listen to Ian Carr's Nucleus on..."

Elastic Rock
We'll Talk About it Later
Solar Plexus
Belladonna [Massive!]
and Roots

Cracking stuff!