Another masterpiece of British jazz reissued on Universal's outstanding Impressed Re-pressed series, where it joins other long unavailable classics such as Amancio D'Silva's Integration , reviewed last month. Recorded in '69, Greek Variations & Other Aegean Exercises is irresistible on two counts. First, for its daringly conceived and brilliantly performed music, inspired by Greek folk songs and instrumental textures and deep enough to reveal all its treasures only after many repeated listenings. Second, for being recorded at the moment when the Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet, a major force in British straight-ahead jazz since '62, had broken up and Carr's equally influential jazz-rock band Nucleus was rising from the ashes.
Byzantine to Modern Pottery in the Aegean is the first general introduction to and easy-to-use field guide for Medieval and Post-Medieval pottery in the Aegean. This book opens up a neglected area of Mediterranean archaeology for fieldworkers and everybody interested in the Aegean after the Roman era. Whether ceramic specialists, students or readers with a general interest, all will find here a much needed overview and indispensable reference work of Post-Classical ceramics in the Aegean region.