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10 Nov 2016

Quincy Conserve ‎”Epitaph Quincy Conserve” 1967-71 New Zealand Jazz Rock compilation





A rare colour shot of The Quincy Conserve c.1969 Dennis Mason, Malcolm Hayman, Raice McLeod, Rufus Rehu, Dave Orams and Johnny McCormick


Quincy Conserve in 1973. Left to right at rear: Billy Brown, Peter Blake, Rodger Fox, Geoff Culverwell, Murray Loveridge. Front: Malcolm Hayman, Paul Clayton Credit: Murray Loveridge collection

Quincy Conserve recording at HMV

Quincy Conserve in the Downtown Club
Quincy Conserve 1971


Quincy Conserve north of Wellington, 1971
Quincy Conserve ‎– Listen To The Band 1970

Quincy Conserve ‎– Listen To The Band 1970


Quincy Conserve, Lutha, Blerta, Desna Sisarich ‎ Live 1973

Quincy Conserve, Lutha, Blerta, Desna Sisarich ‎ Live 1973

Quincy Conserve, Lutha, Blerta, Desna Sisarich ‎ Live 1973

Quincy Conserve ‎ Tasteful 1973

Quincy Conserve ‎ Tasteful 1973

Quincy Conserve ‎ Tasteful 1973

Quincy Conserve ‎ Tasteful 1973
Peter Dawkins with Quincy Conserve at HMV studio in early 1971. From left: Dennis Mason, John McCormick, Rufus Rehu, Barry Brown-Sharpe, Dave Orams, Richard James Burgess, and Malcolm Hayman. Seated are Peter Dawkins and engineer Peter Hitchcock. Visible behind Rehu is the top unit of the 4-track Ampex tape recorder.
Quincy Conserve, 1969: Malcolm Hayman, Rufus Rehu, Ria Kerekere, Johnny McCormick, Dennis Mason and Dave Orams with Raice McLeod in front. Credit: Photo by Murray Menzies
The Brothers Johnston in New Zealand circa 1973, backed by The Quincy Conserve at Wellington's Downtown Club Credit: Photo by Bob Leask
Quincy Conserve ‎– Listen To The Band 1970
Quincy Conserve in 1970 Left to right, top to bottom Rufus Rehu, Dennis Mason, Johnny McCormick, Bruno Lawrence, Kevin Furey, Malcolm Hayman, Dave Orams
Quincy Conserve ‎ The Quincy Conserve 1975

Quincy Conserve backing Allison Durbin at Gisborne's Beach Carnival, January 1969 Credit Gisborne Photo News
Quincy Conserve at Wellington's Downtown Club, circa 1969
Malcolm Hayman at The Spectrum Bar, Wellington
Quincy Conserve in 1971 Barry Brown-Sharpe, Dave Orams, Malcolm Hayman, Dennis Mason (rear), Richard James Burgess (front),  Rufus Rehu and John McCormick
Quincy Conserve ‎ The Quincy Conserve 1975
Quincy Conserve having a band conference after a take. HMV studio, Wakefield Street, Wellington, 1971.
Quincy Conserve in Gisborne, January 1969. At rear John McCormick, Malcolm Hayman, Dennis Mason. Front Rufus Rehu, Raice McLeod, David Orams. Credit Gisborne Photo News


Quincy Conserve in 1968 Denys Mason, John McCormick, Rufus Rehu, Malcolm Hayman, Raice McLeod, Kevin Furey and Dave Orams.

Quincy Conserve ‎”Epitaph - Quincy Conserve” 1967-71 amazing New Zealand Jazz Rock compilation..highly recommended...! 
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It seems that when you start out collecting records you are magically drawn to find specimens in your preferred genre which were created by local musicians. The problem you often encounter when collecting relatively niche genres is that the local examples you find will usually be pretty sub-standard compared with what you get from overseas. This problem is usually magnified when you live in a small country like New Zealand. Many of the records I find can usually be categorized by adding the dreaded “but it’s good for New Zealand” pre or post-script. This usually means that said recording comes close but doesn’t quite hit where it should or could. 

If you have even a passing interest in funky New Zealand releases from the sixties & seventies, you should recognise that Quincy Conserve were a band that transcended that “good for NZ” disclaimer. Because for me, these guys created some extremely fine funk & jazz influenced rock. “Epitaph” was the band’s second album & is a completely solid listen from start to end. It is arguably the band’s best work & one of the LPs that people always mention when talking about funky local New Zealand releases. Quincy Conserve could almost have been called a supergroup as most of their members came from other prominent local bands & then many went on to further successful acts as well.. ….. 

Members: 
Malcolm Hayman - vocals, guitar, arrangements 
Dave Orams - bass 
Rufus Rehu - keyboards 
Bruno Lawrence - drums 
Johnny McCormick - saxophone 
Dennis Mason - saxophone 
Kevin Furey - guitar 
Barry Brown-Sharpe - trumpet 
Richard Burgess - drums 
Tom Swainson - drums 
Graeme Thompson - bass 
Peter Blake - keyboards 
Rodger Fox - trombone 
Geoff Culverwell - trumpet 
Murray Loveridge - bass 
Bill Brown - drums 
Paul Clayton - guitar 
Raice McLeod - drums 
Bryan Beauchamp - drums 
Earl Anderson - drums 
Mike Conway - drums 
Fritz Stigter - bass 
Harry Leki - guitar 
Peter Cross - trumpet  

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