Filled with treasures of a great musician and composer who during the 70’s was recognised as a leading UK talent. Merging a unique blend of Jazz and orchestral music with 70’s Funk and the rhythms of Indian and Latin percussion, combined with his extraordinary ability to play the piano, was too much to be ignored.
Unfortunately words such as “innovative” and groundbreaking often refer to those who are no longer living. Over the past few years we have made available music from more 18 different soundtracks. The majority of these recordings had never been available as soundtrack albums and had remained unreleased. Their release provided fans, and new musicians and DJs an opportunity to find out just how talented this guy was. The mark of a great musician and composer is that their contribution remains timeless.
In having so much great material to choose from, the problem was selecting what to leave out. Based on some personal favourites, selected for no apparent reason apart from they sound great and work together, this fine collection includes some of Roy Budd’s best works. – GET BUDD