Bert Jansch :: Avocet

There were probably cooler things for Bert Jansch to do in the late 1970s than make an instrumental folk-jazz concept record about birds ... but the late guitarist was never one to chase trends. So instead of making a lunge for the new wave, he brought his former Pentangle bassist Danny Thompson and multi-instrumentalist Martin Jenkins in to record Avocet, a total classic that's been beautifully reissued this month by Earth Recordings.

The album kicks off with the intricate, almost 18-minute title track, a perfect showcase . . .

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