Harry Beckett ‘Still Happy’ Press Quotes

“(4 stars) Still Happy is just that – warm, crystalline soul grooves – spy-film funk horns, tight percussion and Beckett’s wild free squeal, all lit by bright electric bass and piano. Get Happy.” – MOJO, (Andrew Male), August 2016

“(4 stars) Stunning lost recording from a British jazz great…Beckett’s unique tone, and a host of brilliant, virtuoso performances from his backing band, imbue this album with its own distinct identity.” – Record Collector, (Paul Bowler), July 2016

“(4 stars) The rock-tinged jazz presented here, on highest fidelity vinyl, is consistently excellent, Beckett’s memorably lithe compositions matching his inimitable playing.” – Jazz Journal, (Roger Farbey), July 2016

“Still Happy is a treasure of major proportions, reminding us just what a highly creative musician he was…this is a stellar session.” – Jazzwise, (Stuart Nicholson), June 2016

“Harry’s presence is greatly missed, along with the unique voice of his trumpet. There can never be too much of his work available on record, particularly when it is of the quality of this release, which is warmly recommended.” – The Blue Moment, (Richard Williams), June 9, 2016

“The opening track “Bracelets of Sound” is a glorious celebration of sound, delicate yet engaging…Relentless in its driving energy, the title track has a bit of everything, with a gorgeous sax interlude, wonderful, crazy-beat drumming from Webb and soulful bass underpinning the lot. Add to the mix the trumpet of Beckett, with its first-class pitch and gorgeous curves to the phrasing and you have an almost perfect jazz track which reflects the era beautifully.” – Something Else!, (Sammy Stein), June 4, 2016

Beckett was a fantastic and creative musician…check out this rare memory of a wonderful trumpet player.” – Bebop Spoken Here, (Lance Liddle), June 5, 2016