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Martin Best (tenor, guitar, lute), Edward Flower (guitar, lute), Jeremy Barlow (flute, renaissance and baroque recorders, piano, organ), Christopher Lebon (cello, tenor and treble viol, tabor), Colin Bilham (double bass, viola da gamba)
Recording site and date:
Unknown [1972 or prior]
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 50/595-1197 (december 1972)
Comments: According to information, by courtesy of Rob Smyth, and Gramophone magazine (december 1972), this is Martin Best's first recording. "The Art of the Minstrels? Well the art of the possessor of a modest but pleasing tenor voice who has apparently been singing at various theatres, mainly Shakespearian production..." (Dennis Arnold in Gramophone)
Comments from Rob Smyth: Songs of different eras and cultures, some of which were to reappear on the first album by the Martin Best Consort. Accompanied throughout by Edward Flower, who toured with Martin on his first visit to Australia in the late 1970's. This is a wonderful first recording which sows the seeds of much that was to follow.
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