Underground London Compilation Reviewed

Source: PopMatters.

Taking its cue from a socio-political-aesthetic revolution instigated by such epochal moments as the London ‘happenings’ and The UFO Club and culminating in the Summer of Love, Cherry Tree Records has compiled Underground London: The Art Music and Free Jazz that Inspired a Cultural Revolution, a luxury-length evocation of this strange, inspiring and restlessly creative time and milieu.

Underground London roams far and wide for its mission statement, taking in such luminaries as Sonny Rollins, Luciano Berio, Sun Ra, the Dudley Moore Trio, and Beat Generation figurehead Allen Ginsberg amongst many others. Spiky, eloquent and impassioned, it’s a remarkable document that serves as a panorama of the diverse influences within the capital that propelled the winds of change that altered society forever.