Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Austin Babbington Gallivan - 1979 - Home from Home

Austin Babbington Gallivan
Home from Home

01. Oriental Fantasy
02. Piecing It Together
03. Soft Day
04. Percussive Moments
05. Whistle Two-thirty-eight
06. Two On A Train
07. Soul One
08. Catch Me If You Can
09. Winter Solace
10. Finding Speed
11. On Top Of the World
12. Speedway
13. Zero Is The Hour

Charles Austin Flutes Oboe Saxophones
Roy Babbington Bass Bass Guitar
Joe Gallivan Drums Synthesizer Percussion

Recorded in London on the 22nd July 1977

Here is a trio recording from 1977, released on the Ogun label in 1979. This is a set of quiet, emphathetic sketches, most of them fairly short, at least by jazz standards. Chamber jazz might be a word to describe what we hear on this record. Not the stuff to leap at you, but to grow insidiousaly after repeated listenings. Quite a fine little gem, in my humble opinion. Nice flute playing with an oriental touch, sinuous electric bass to the fore and there is even a synth creeping in on several tracks.

Charles Austin and Joe Gallivan have cooperated a lot over the years and both are active up to the present date. Austin is a resident of New Orleans and devoting more time to teaching than to playing in later years. Gallivan played with several stalwarts on the UK jazz scene while living in the UK for some years in the 70s, but also made a memorable album with Larry Young, well worth seeking out. Babbington was associated with the Canterbury scene in the 70s, playing in one version of Soft Machine, but also with Elton Dean and Keith Tippett and later with Barbara Thompson.


  1. http://www.filefactory.com/file/2wgub8djbzib/5434.rar

  2. thanks for all this canterbury as well as the cecil