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Ian Carr With Nucleus  - Solar Plexus album flac Performer: Ian Carr
Title: Solar Plexus
Style: Fusion, Jazz-Rock
Country: UK
MP3 album: 1552 mb
FLAC album: 1323 mb
Rating: 4.6
Other formats: MP1 AA AAC DXD WMA RA MPC
Genre: Jazz

Solar Plexus is Nucleus' third album and while it has the same line-up as the first two, it feels much less like a band effort. Ian Carr has taken full control over the songwriting and while he did this most convincingly, I do miss the musical interplay and creative fire that was so stunning on the first two albums. There's more jazz and less rock on this album. This is not only apparent in the jazzier nature of melodies and composition but also in the arrangements. There's less space for Spedding's guitars and Marshall's drums are buried a bit deeper in the sound

Ian Carr (21 April 1933 – 25 February 2009) was a Scottish jazz musician, composer, writer, and educator. Carr performed and recorded with the Rendell-Carr quintet and jazz-rock band Nucleus, and was an associate professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He also wrote biographies of musicians Keith Jarrett and Miles Davis. Carr was born in Dumfries, Scotland, the elder brother of Mike Carr.

Solar Plexus (1971) and Belladonna (1972) were made during the music changing times of the late sixties and early seventies when the sound of jazz and rock merged with innovative artists or bands like Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, King Crimson and Nucleus. These two earlier albums sound very much like the early electric jazz outfits like Miles Davis, or Tony Williams Lifetime. Obviously I am biased here - as one of my lecturers at Cardiff University was Keith Winter - very smart guy and keeper of many VCS3, Synthi100 etc in the electronic music section of the Physics Department.

Ian Carr with Nucleus – Torso (Solar Plexus 1971). Artist: Ian Carr with Nucleus, Song: Torso (Solar Plexus 1971), Duration: 6:11, File type: mp3. №1060478760. Ian Carr with Nucleus Torso (Solar Plexus 1971). Duration: 6:11 File type: mp3.

Artist: Ian Carr With Nucleus Title: Solar Plexus Genre: Jazz Type: Used - LP Label: Vertigo Catalog ID: 6360 039 Country: UK Our ID: 115515. View other items by this Artist View other items on this Label.

Ian Carr, Nucleus - Snakehips' Dream 15:28. The Don Rendell 4 & 5 plus Don Rendell-Ian Carr Quintet - 1964-68 - Dave Green, Don Rendell, Ian Carr. Preludes - Ian Carr, Mike Carr & Ian Carr. Sounds And Sweet Airs (That Give Delight & Hurt Not) - Ian Carr, John Taylor. Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook - Eddi Reader, Ian Carr, John McCusker, Karen Matheson, Kris Drever, Phil Cunningham, Analogue Life - Nucleus, Nucleus, Paradox, Paradox, Paradox.


A1 Elements I & II
A2 Changing Times
A3 Bedrock Deadlock
A4 Spirit Level
B1 Torso
B2 Snakehip's Dream


  • Bass Guitar – Ron Mathewson
  • Bass, Double Bass – Jeff Clyne
  • Design [Cover Design] – B.E. Ltd.
  • Drums, Percussion – John Marshall
  • Electric Piano, Baritone Saxophone, Oboe – Karl Jenkins
  • Engineer – Roger Wake
  • Guitar – Chris Spedding
  • Percussion – Chris Karan
  • Producer – Pete King
  • Synthesizer [Vcs3] – Keith Winter
  • Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Tony Roberts
  • Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Brian Smith
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Harry Beckett (tracks: A3, A4), Ian Carr, Kenny Wheeler (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2)
  • Written-By – Ian Carr


Recorded 14 & 15 of December 1970.
Released in a fold-out cover on a spaceship Vertigo label.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6360 039 Ian Carr With Nucleus Ian Carr With Nucleus - Solar Plexus ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 039 UK 1971
LMCD 9.00743 O Ian Carr With Nucleus Ian Carr With Nucleus - Solar Plexus ‎(CD, Album, RE) Linam Records LMCD 9.00743 O Germany 1990
6360 039 Ian Carr With Nucleus Ian Carr With Nucleus - Solar Plexus ‎(LP, Album, RP) Vertigo 6360 039 UK Unknown
Time 733 Ian Carr With Nucleus Ian Carr With Nucleus - Solar Plexus ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Timeless Time 733 Europe 2013
6360 039, 6360039 Ian Carr With Nucleus Ian Carr With Nucleus - Solar Plexus ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo, Vertigo 6360 039, 6360039 New Zealand 1971