New Patto and Ollie Halsall reissues for April
Live Patto album features previously unreleased TV appearances, plus previously unreleased Halasll album out in April
70s prog rock band Patto and their guitarist, the late Ollie Halsall are the subject of two new archive releases. A live Patto album, And That’s Jazz, and Halsall’s Lovers Leaping, a previously unreleased collection of 1979 demos, will both be released through Think Like A Key Records on April 9.
This follows swiftly on the back of news of the release of Give It All Away – The Albums 1970-1973, a 4CD Box Set of Patto’s studio albums to be released in May by Cherry Red Records.
Patto’s And That’s Jazz is a live recording from North London’s legendary The Torrington venue in 1973 and comes with a DVD that also collects the band’s surviving television performances, including previously unreleased footage from French and German television.
Halsall’s Lovers Leaping reflects a more contemporary approach from the guitarist who post-Patto worked closely with Kevin Ayers, concentrating more on reflective three-minute pop songs. The demos were discovered on a tape saved by John Otway. The album features Halsall’s own self-portrait.
And That’s Jazz and Lovers Leaping will be available on CD and limited edition vinyl.