Keith Tippett To Team Up With Nostalgia 77

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Tru Thoughts records have revealed details of an unusual collaboration between retro producer Ben Lamdin, better known as Nostalgia 77, with Brit free jazz pioneer pianist Keith Tippett and his wife singer Julie Tipetts. The project also features bassist Riaan Vosloo. The album Nostalgia 77 Sessions featuring Keith and Julie Tippetts will be released in February 2009, with a 7” single released on 1 December. Tippett’s monumental 70s big band Centipede is one of the most influential collectives from the period and Tippett since then has followed an idiosyncratic direction with smaller groups and projects. This latest link with a group more used to appearing in a crossover jazz dance context should be a fascinating new departure for Tippett and an intriguing prospect for his fans.