Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mike Nock with Johnny Devlin

Mike Nock New Zealand Rock N RollI've been listening to a fair bit of Mike Nock lately and while trying to find some recordings by The 3 Out I came across this blog - Forgotten New Zealand 45s: Obscure vinyl singles from New Zealand - and a 17 year old Mike recording with Johnny Devlin.

The four tracks were recorded in June 1958 and released on the Prestige EP "How Would 'Ya Be." This is not the famous jazz label founded by Bob Weinstock, but a NZ label started by Phil Warren in the mid-50s that released Devlin's first recordings.

There's plenty of tinkling piano but no solos from Mike (Bernie Allen's tenor saxophone gets some room to blow) but nevertheless it's a nice find and a fun listen.

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