About Ian Carr
Scottish trumpeter Ian Carr constantly sought to expand the definition of jazz in an ever-morphing career spanning over five decades. Carr began life in the Newcastle bop quintet, the EmCee Five, in the early-1960s. Taking a cue from Miles Davis, Carr left to form Nucleus, an electric jazz-rock collective who debuted with ELASTIC ROCK in 1970. Carr's studious compositions tend towards the winding and complex, peaking on the ambitious (and well-received) trilogy celebrating Newcastle, with hommages to novelist Sid Chaplin and playwright Alan Plater.