First renowned as a jazz bass player during the 1950s, British Johnny Hawksworth, born 1924, started composing for television in the 1960s (the famous Thames Television theme, 1968) and published many library LPs in the 1960s and 1970s on De Wolfe and KPM, among others. Apparently a flute player during the 1970s, James Saunders turned to electronic music in the early 1980s with his albums Power Source on Music DeWolfe, ref. 3412, in 1980 (see video below), and Teletex, on Rouge, 1981 (info here).
♫ Ensemble, published 1976, is a collection of instrumental miniatures for bass, guitar, piano and flute. Most tracks evoke peaceful and timeless moments in pastoral or cosy environments, like gardening, at home near the fireplace, a reverie in front of the window, etc. A delicious atmophere pervades these compositions, the quintessence of British mood music.
Johnny Hawksworth, upright bass, guitars, piano, celesta
James Saunders, flute, oboe
Total time 49:22
LP released by Music de Wolfe, ref. DWS/LO 3329, UK, 1976
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