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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Bert Jansch (guitar)


BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
Bert Jansch Band [1960-Oct 11]32 albums + 13 compilations
Pentangle [Mar 67-Jan 73]14 albums + 10 compilations
Pentangle (again) [1982-Apr 95] 
Gerry Lockran Benefit Concert Band [Jan 83] (1 gig) 
Pentangle (again) [Jun 08-Jul 08] 
Pentangle (again) [Jun 11-Jul 11] 

BIOGRAPHY:

Exquisite guitarist, Bert Jansch was born Herbert Jansch on November 3rd, 1943 in Glasgow, Scotland in a family from Austrian origin.

He started playing in 1960, mostly folk gigs, sometimes with other similar artists.


BERT JANSCH BAND


His first album, Bert Jansch was released in 1965, with great success.

Around 1966, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn started working as a guitar duo:

BERT JANSCH BAND #?
?
Bert Jansch
guitar, vocals
John Renbourn
guitar

They released the joint album Bert and John in 1966. This would lead to the birth of Pentangle.


PENTANGLE


An exquisite band. Jansch and Renbourn were playing together for some time, when Jacqui McShee approached to them. With Thompson and Cox rounding the rhythm section, Pentangle started its life in 1967:

PENTANGLE #1
Mar 67-Jan 73
Jacqui McShee
vocals
Bert Jansch
guitar
John Renbourn
guitar
Danny Thompson
bass
Terry Cox
drums

They remained together until January 1973 when Jansch left (although they would reunite several other times along the years).


BERT JANSCH BAND (again)


Two years after leaving Pentangle, Bert resumed his solo career.

In 1976, Bert Jansch records the album A rare conundrum with this core band:

BERT JANSCH BAND #?
1976
Bert Jansch
guitar, vocals
Mike Piggott
guitar, violin
Rod Clements
bass, guitar, vocals
Pick Withers
drums

But when they were to start a tour, Mike Piggott left.

This was the band that Bert Jansch assembled for a Scandinavian tour in 1976, when Piggott wasn´t available for touring and Martin Jenkins joined:

BERT JANSCH BAND #?
1976
Bert Jansch
guitar, vocals
Martin Jenkins
mandolin, flute, violin
Rod Clements
bass, guitar, vocals
Pick Withers
drums
Lindisfarneê
Dire Straitsê

In 1978, singer Polly Bolton joined Bert Jansch Band for gigs, but don´t know the names of the other players. Does anybody know?


BERT JANSCH BAND #?
1978
Bert Jansch
guitar, vocals
Polly Bolton
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

This was the lineup for Bert Jansch Conundrum, probably around 1980:

BERT JANSCH BAND #?
1980
Bert Jansch
guitar, vocals
Martin Jenkins
mandolin, violin, flute
Nigel Portman Smith
bass
Luce Langridge
drums

In July 1980, they recorded some live tracks for BBC. Six of these tracks appeared later in the live album BBC Radio One live in concert.

After the demise of Bert Jansch Conundrum, Bert and Martin Jenkins continued playing together as a duo:

BERT JANSCH BAND #?
?
Bert Jansch
guitar, vocals
Martin Jenkins
mandolin, violin, flute

This was the personnel for Bert Jansch Band that toured in April 1982:

BERT JANSCH BAND #?
Apr 82
Bert Jansch
guitar, vocals
Albert Lee
guitar
Nigel Portman Smith
bass
Luce Langridge
drums

They also recorded a live session for BBC. Two of these tracks appeared later in the live album BBC Radio One live in concert.


PENTANGLE (again)


In 1982, Pentangle reforms with the original lineup:

PENTANGLE #2
1982-1983
Jacqui McShee
vocals
Bert Jansch
guitar
John Renbourn
guitar
Danny Thompson
bass
Terry Cox
drums

Terry Cox suffered an accident when the tour started, when they carried on with him. They stayed together until 1983, when Renbourn leaves.

When John Renbourn left Pentangle, Bert Jansch called his friend Mike Piggott, now playing not only guitar but also violin:

PENTANGLE #3
1983-1984
Jacqui McShee
vocals
Bert Jansch
guitar
Mike Piggott
guitar, violin
Danny Thompson
bass
Terry Cox
drums

They released the album Open the door. After a while, Danny Thompson left.

Pentangle´s new bassist was Nigel Portman Smith:

PENTANGLE #4
1984-Mar 87
Jacqui McShee
vocals
Bert Jansch
guitar
Mike Piggott
guitar, violin
Nigel Portman Smith
bass
Terry Cox
drums

They released the album In the round, and then, Terry Cox left in March 1987.

This was the personnel in Pentangle fom March 1987:

PENTANGLE #5
Mar 1987-1987
Jacqui McShee
vocals
Bert Jansch
guitar
Mike Piggott
guitar, violin
Nigel Portman Smith
bass
Gerry Conway
drums

But next to leave was Mike Piggott, who left still in 1987, a bit after Terry Cox.

In 1987, Rod Clements (still a member of Lindisfarne) joins Pentangle, recording the album So early in the Spring in the summer of 1988:

PENTANGLE #6
1987-1990
êLindisfarne
Jacqui McShee
vocals
Bert Jansch
guitar
Rod Clements
guitar, vocals
Nigel Portman Smith
bass
Gerry Conway
drums
Lindisfarneê

But Clements left in the summer of 1990 to devote full time to Lindisfarne.
This is the new lineup for Pentangle in the summer of 1990, with Pete Kirtley joining the band:

PENTANGLE #7
1990-Apr 95
Jacqui McShee
vocals
Bert Jansch
guitar
Pete Kirtley
guitar
Nigel Portman Smith
bass
Gerry Conway
drums

They remained together until April 1995, when Jansch left and the band changed their name to Jacqui McShee´s Pentangle.


GERRY LOCKRAN BENEFIT CONCERT BAND


In January 1983, some musicians friends of Gerry Lockran organized a special concert on his behalf. This was the impressive list of friends that contributed:

GERRY LOCKRAN BENEFIT CONCERT BAND #1
Jan 83
Alexis Korner
vocals
Bobby Tench
vocals, guitar
Simeon Jones
harmonica
Cliff Aungier
guitar
Wizz Jones
guitar
Dave Kelly
guitar, vocals
Henry McCullough
guitar, vocals
Bert Jansch
guitar, vocals
Gordon Giltrap
guitar
Steve Simpson
guitar, violin, vocals
Papa George
guitar, vocals
Ian Hunt
guitar
Gary Fletcher
bass
Nigel Portman Smith
bass
Chrissie Stewart
bass
Paul Millns
keyboards, vocals
Tim Hinkley
keyboards
Lou Stonebridge
keyboards
Geraint Watkins
keyboards
Nigel Foster
Luce Langridge
drums

Other info on members of Gerry Lockran Benefit Concert Band (I know up to 21 members)
To be covered (17): Cliff Aungier, Gary Fletcher, Gordon Giltrap, Tim Hinkley, Simeon Jones, Wizz Jones, Dave Kelly, Alexis Korner, Luce Langridge, Henry McCullough, Paul Millns, Nigel Portman Smith, Steve Simpson, Chrissie Stewart, Lou Stonebridge, Bobby Tench, Geraint Watkins


BERT JANSCH BAND (again)


In April 1988, Bert Jansch appeared with this terrific backing band comprising some of his mates from Pentangle:

BERT JANSCH BAND #?
1988
Bert Jansch
guitar, vocals
Jacqui McShee
vocals
Rod Clements
guitar, vocals
Nigel Portman Smith
bass
Luce Langridge
drums

Bert Jansch also played as a trio in some festivals, probably during the 80s (anybody knows dates, please?):

BERT JANSCH BAND #?
?
Bert Jansch
guitar, vocals
Nigel Portman Smith
bass
Paul Millns
keyboards, vocals

Bert Jansch also played as a duo with Rod Clements, probably around the time they released the album Leather launderette (1989):

BERT JANSCH BAND #?
?
Bert Jansch
guitar, vocals
Rod Clements
bass, guitar, vocals

Around June 1991, Bert Jansch played duo gigs with mate Pete Kirtley:

BERT JANSCH BAND #?
1991
Bert Jansch
guitar, vocals
Pete Kirtley
guitar, vocals

Miller Anderson played at the Blackheath Concert Halls in South London on 13/9/93 in a bill packed of great acoustic guitarists: Bert Jansch , Davy Graham and John Renbourn. They also toured together in May 1994. Miller then went on to do several gigs supporting Bert.

In March 1998, Bert Jansch records a live album, Downunder - live Australia, with Peter Howell on bass:

BERT JANSCH BAND #?
1998
Bert Jansch
guitar, vocals
Peter Howell
bass

In August 2005, guitar legends Bert Jansch and Davy Graham team for a couple of gigs at the Edinburgh Festival:

BERT JANSCH BAND #?
Aug 05
Bert Jansch
guitar, vocals
Davy Graham
guitar

They also played a joint gig in December 2005.

Other info on members of Bert Jansch Band (I know up to 16 members)
Already covered (1): Davy Graham
To be covered (11): Polly Bolton, Rod Clements, Pete Kirtley, Luce Langridge, Albert Lee, Jacqui McShee, Paul Millns, Mike Piggott, Nigel Portman Smith, John Renbourn, Pick Withers


PENTANGLE (again)


New reunion of the original Pentangle for a short tour during June and July 2008:

PENTANGLE #?
Jun 08-Jul 08
Jacqui McShee
vocals
Bert Jansch
guitar
John Renbourn
guitar
Danny Thompson
bass
Terry Cox
drums

And again, another reunion of the original Pentangle for some gigs in June and July 2011:

PENTANGLE #?
Jun 11-Jul 11
Jacqui McShee
vocals
Bert Jansch
guitar
John Renbourn
guitar
Danny Thompson
bass
Terry Cox
drums

Other info on members of Pentangle (I know up to 15 members)
To be covered (14): Rod Clements, Gerry Conway, Terry Cox, Spencer Cozens, Pete Kirtley, Jacqui McShee, Foss Paterson, Mike Piggott, Nigel Portman Smith, John Renbourn, Gary Spacey-Foote, Danny Thompson, Alan Thomson, Jerry Underwood

Bert sadly passed away on October 5th, 2011 at Hampstead, London in England, due to cancer. As it happened with Davy Graham, Bert was also admired by many of his colleagues, such as Gordon Giltrap, Rory Gallagher, Neil Young, Al Stewart, Donovan, Mike Oldfield, Rab Noakes, Chris Simpson (Magna Carta), Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash) or Jimmy Page. Even some of them have tunes related to him:

  • Michael Chapman has the song ´Bert Jansch meets Frankenstein as a bonus track of the CD reissue of his album Rainmaker.


  • Gordon Giltrap has an EP called Janschology.


  • David Hughes has a track called ´Cool BJ.


  • There´s also a collective tribute double album called People on the highway - a Bert Jansch encomium, featuring bandmates, friends and fans such as Roy Harper, Donovan, Al Stewart, Laurence Juber, Rod Clements, the late Martin Jenkins, Ralph McTell, Rab Noakes, Duffy Power, Maggie Boyle and many others.


  • My first contact with Bert Jansch´s music was when, as a teenager, I bought the double LP by Pentangle´s Sweet child. I was fascinated by their rendition of Charlie Mingus´ ´Goodbye pork hat´, and I instantly became a fan. Later, I bought a vinyl copy (no CDs then) of a rare Spanish double album that contained Bert´s fantastic first album, also Rosemary lane, etc. Great, fantastic music.



    TRIBUTES TO BERT JANSCH



    • From Maggie Boyle (sent to me on October 11th, 2011):


    • I have been happy and lucky enough to know Bert as a friend since the early 80s. His musicianship was truly awesome. He was also a truly great person, and of the highest possible integrity - a gentleman in the purest sense. I am thankful for the lovely memories, in particular Bert & Loren's Wedding Day - a time of huge joy and celebration for this very special couple and all present. My heart goes out to Loren, Adam & Kieran at this sorrowful time.

      Maggie Boyle
      Visit her site at http://www.maggieboyle.co.uk.

    • From Paul Millns (sent to me on October 11th, 2011):


    • A true original and great artist. Paul had the privilege of playing with him often in the 80’s, including some memorable nights at the Edinburgh Festival together with bassist Nigel Portman Smith. Bert also recorded “Rise and Shine” live with Paul in the studio on the album “Against the tide” in 1994. Sadly missed by so many, but with such a great musical legacy.

      Paul Millns
      Visit his site at http://www.paulmillns.com.

    • From Gary Boyle (sent to me on October 11th, 2011):


    • There will be many tributes to Bert as a musician which I would add my voice to, but I think my main memory would be of a really quiet, unassuming person, a gentleman. RIP

      Gary Boyle
      Visit his site at http://www.myspace.com/garyboyle/music.

    • From Luce Langridge (sent to me on October 20th, 2011):


    • He was a great player and writer, I loved playing with him, a great loss.

      Luce Langridge


    DISCOGRAPHY: (99 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

    OWN ALBUMS (33 credits)
    • Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch (04/1965)

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: First solo album by Bert Jansch, it was recorded from September 1964 to January 1965. CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks.
    • It don´t bother me - Bert Jansch (12/1965)

      • Members: John Renbourn (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: Second album by Bert Jansch. It was recorded in April 1965. There are different CD editions: one of them from 1993, called It don´t bother me... plus contains 4 bonus tracks.
    • Bert & John - Bert Jansch & John Renbourn (09/1966)

      • Members: John Renbourn (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: A CD reissue in 1991 included 2 bonus tracks. Another CD reissue from 1996 contains 6 bonus tracks.
    • Jack Orion - Bert Jansch (09/1966)

      • Members: John Renbourn (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: Third solo album by Bert Jansch, recorded during the summer of 1966 and released immediately in September. A CD reissue from 1991 contains 1 bonus track.
    • Nicola - Bert Jansch (07/1967)

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: David Palmer
      • Technical: (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
      • Comments: Recorded in April 1967. CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks.
    • Birthday blues - Bert Jansch (01/1969)

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: Terry Cox, Duffy Power, Danny Thompson, Ray Warleigh
      • Producer: Shel Talmy
      • Comments: Recorded during October to November 1968.
    • Rosemary Lane - Bert Jansch (06/1971)

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: Recorded from June 1970 to January 1971.
    • Moonshine - Bert Jansch (02/1973)

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: Laurie Allan, Gary Boyle, Skaila Kanga, Dave Mattacks, Ralph McTell, Tony Visconti (RIP: Danny Richmond)
      • Producer: Danny Thompson
      • Comments: Recorded in May 1972 and produced by Bert´s mate Danny Thompson who also plays bass.
    • In the bleak midwinter / One for Jo (SINGLE) - Bert Jansch (1974)

      • Members: Rod Clements (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Producer: Ralph McTell
      • Comments: The A-side don´t appear in any Bert Jansch album, but it can be found in the various artists 2CD sampler The best Christmas album in the world... ever!. The track has finally been included as part of the bonus tracks of Bert´s LA turnaround album.
    • LA Turnaround - Bert Jansch (09/1974)

      • Members: Rod Clements (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: Byron Berline, Klaus Voormann (RIP: Jesse Ed Davis, Orville ´Red´ Rhodes)
      • Producer: Ralph McTell, Danny Thompson
      • Comments: Recorded during 1973, and during April to June 1974. CD reissue contains bonus tracks (including the Christmas song ´In the bleak midwinter´ recorded in 1974 with Rod Clements and produced by Ralph McTell).
    • Santa Barbara honeymoon - Bert Jansch (10/1975)

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: Robert Greenidge, David Hungate, Tris Imboden, Don Whaley
      • Comments: Recorded during April to June 1975. CD reissue contains bonus tracks (both studio and live tracks).
    • A Rare conundrum - Bert Jansch (05/1977)

      • Members: Mike Piggott, Pick Withers (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: Dave Bainbridge, Ralph McTell
      • Producer: Rod Clements, Danny Thompson
      • Comments: Recorded during October 1975 to July 1976 (plus an old song from 1973), it was originally released in Denmark under the title Poormouth, with a slightly different track listing. CD reissue contains bonus tracks (including the songs from the Danish original edition).
    • Avocet - Bert Jansch (02/1979)

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch, Martin Jenkins)
      • Guests: Danny Thompson
      • Comments: Recorded in February 1978. Originally released in 1978 in Denmark with 1 different track.
    • Live at La Foret - Bert Jansch & Martin Jenkins (1980)

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch, Martin Jenkins)
      • Comments: Japanese-only live album, recorded in March 1980.
    • Thirteen down - Bert Jansch Conundrum (07/1980)

      • Members: Luce Langridge, Jacqui McShee, Nigel Portman Smith (RIP: Bert Jansch, Martin Jenkins)
      • Comments: Recorded in 1979.
    • Heartbreak - Bert Jansch (1982)

      • Members: Albert Lee (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: Jennifer Warnes
      • Comments: Recorded in June 1981.
    • After the long night - Loren Auerbach & Bert Jansch (1985)

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: Geoff Bradford, Charlie Francis, Nigel Portman Smith (RIP: Cliff Aungier, Brian Knight)
      • Producer: Richard Newman
    • From the outside - Bert Jansch (09/1985)

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: Recorded from 1983 to 1985, it was originally released as a limited edition album in Belgium. CD reissue contains bonus tracks.
    • Leather launderette - Bert Jansch & Rod Clements (03/1989)

      • Members: Rod Clements (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: Marty Craggs
      • Comments: Recorded in January 1988.
    • The Ornament tree - Bert Jansch (11/1990)

      • Members: Pete Kirtley, Nigel Portman Smith (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: Maggie Boyle, Steve Tilston
      • Comments: Recorded in 1990.
    • Sketches - Bert Jansch (11/1990)

      • Members: Pete Kirtley (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: Danny Thompson
      • Comments: Recorded in 1990. CD version contains 1 additional track.
    • Three chord trick - Bert Jansch (1993)

    • BBC Radio One live in concert - Bert Jansch (09/1993)

      • Members: Luce Langridge, Albert Lee, Nigel Portman Smith (RIP: Bert Jansch, Martin Jenkins)
      • Producer: Jeff Griffin
      • Comments: Live album containing 6 tracks from July 1980 (with Martin Jenkins) and 2 tracks from April 1982 (with Albert Lee).
    • When the circus comes to town - Bert Jansch (08/1995)

      • Members: Mike Piggott (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: Maggie Boyle, Christine Collister, Liam Genockey, Colin Gibson
    • Live at the 12 bar - an authorised bootleg - Bert Jansch (08/1996)

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: Recorded live in 1995.
    • Toy balloon - Bert Jansch (03/1998)

      • Members: Pick Withers (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: Marcus Cliffe, B J Cole, Pee Wee Ellis
    • Young man blues - live in Glasgow 1962-1964 - Bert Jansch (11/1998)

    • Crimson moon - Bert Jansch (06/2000)

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: Johnny Marr
      • Comments: Recorded in 1999 and 2000.
    • Downunder - live in Australia - Bert Jansch (01/2001)

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: Recorded live in March 1998 with Peter Howell on bass. A percussionist (Ian Clarke) was added in the studio.
    • Edge of a dream - Bert Jansch (10/2002)

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: Ralph McTell, Dave Swarbrick
      • Comments: Recorded in 2002.
    • The River sessions - Bert Jansch (2004)

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: Recorded live in 1974.
    • The Black swan - Bert Jansch (09/2006)

    • Fresh as a sweet Sunday morning - Bert Jansch ( - )

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: DVD recorded live in April 2006.
    OWN COMPILATIONS (13 credits)
    • Lucky thirteen - Bert Jansch (1966)

      • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: This American edition includes tracks from Bert´s first two albums.
    • Stepping stones - Bert Jansch & John Renbourn (1969)

    • The Bert Jansch sampler - Bert Jansch (1969)

    • Box of love - Bert Jansch (1972)

      • Members: John Renbourn (RIP: Bert Jansch, Martin Jenkins)
      • Guests: Ray Warleigh
      • Comments: Compilation including 2 unreleased tracks.
    • The Guitar of Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch (1977)

    • The Best of Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch (1980)

    • Strolling down the highway - volume one - Bert Jansch (1987)

    • After the dance - Bert Jansch - John Renbourn (1992)

    • The Gardener - essential Bert Jansch 1965-71 - Bert Jansch (1992)

    • Blackwater side - Bert Jansch (1998)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: 2CD compilation also including tracks by Pentangle.
    • Dazzling stranger - the Bert Jansch anthology - Bert Jansch (09/2000)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Pete Kirtley, Jacqui McShee, Nigel Portman Smith, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: Laurie Allan, Gary Boyle, Maggie Boyle, Geoff Bradford, Charlie Francis, Skaila Kanga, Johnny Marr, Dave Mattacks, Richard Newman, Duffy Power, Tony Visconti, Ray Warleigh
      • Producer: Shel Talmy (RIP: Cliff Aungier)
      • Comments: 2CD compilation, it also includes 3 tracks by Pentangle as well as 2 collaborations of Bert with Loren Auerbach.
    • An Introduction to Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch (2001)

    • Legend - the classic recordings - Bert Jansch (2003)

    ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (14 credits)
    • The Pentangle - Pentangle (05/1968)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Sweet child - Pentangle (11/1968)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Producer: Shel Talmy
      • Comments: Double album where one of the discs was recorded live in June 1968. The 2nd disc was recorded in the studio also in 1968. Some CD reissue has 11 bonus tracks.
    • Basket of light - Pentangle (1969)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Cruel sister - Pentangle (1970)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Reflection - Pentangle (1971)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Solomon´s seal - Pentangle (1972)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Open the door - Pentangle (1985)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, Mike Piggott, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Technical: Jerry Boys
    • In the round - Pentangle (1986)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, Mike Piggott, Nigel Portman Smith (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • So early in the spring - Pentangle (1989)

      • Members: Rod Clements, Gerry Conway, Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, Nigel Portman Smith, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Guests: Tony Roberts
    • Think of tomorrow - Pentangle (1991)

      • Members: Gerry Conway, Pete Kirtley, Jacqui McShee, Nigel Portman Smith (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • One more road - Pentangle (1993)

      • Members: Gerry Conway, Pete Kirtley, Jacqui McShee, Mike Piggott, Nigel Portman Smith (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Live 1994 - Pentangle (1994)

      • Members: Gerry Conway, Pete Kirtley, Jacqui McShee, Nigel Portman Smith (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • On air - Pentangle (11/1997)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: Recorded live for BBC in 1969, 1970 and 1972.
    • The Lost broadcasts 1968-1972 - Pentangle (06/2004)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Producer: Jeff Griffin
      • Comments: 2CD with live performances for BBC.
    COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (10 credits)
    • History book - Pentangle (1972)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Pentangling - Pentangle (1973)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Anthology - Pentangle (1978)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • At their best - Pentangle (1983)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Essential vol 2 - Pentangle (1987)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Essential vol 1 - Pentangle (1987)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Collection - Pentangle (1988)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Anniversary - Pentangle (1992)

      • Members: Terry Cox, Pete Kirtley, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: Compilation with some unreleased tracks.
    • People on the highway - The Pentangle ( - )

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Light flight - Pentangle ( - )

      • Members: Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: 2CD compilation.
    ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (11 credits)
    • John Renbourn - John Renbourn (1965)

      • Members: John Renbourn
      • Guests: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: CD reissue contains bonus tracks.
    • When I leave Berlin - Wizz Jones (1973)

      • Members: Wizz Jones
      • Guests: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: Recorded in 1973. CD reissue contains bonus tracks.
    • Easy - Ralph McTell (03/1974)

      • Members: Ralph McTell, Danny Thompson
      • Guests: Gerry Conway, Wizz Jones, John Kongos, Dave Mattacks, Mike Piggott, Lindsay Scott (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Full moon - Cliff Aungier (1984)

      • Members: (RIP: Cliff Aungier)
      • Guests: Bob Brady, Clive Bunker, Debi Doss, Rod Edwards, Albert Lee, Dzal Martin, Ralph McTell, Nick Pentelow, Mike Piggott, Nigel Portman Smith, Shirlie Roden, Steve Simpson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Producer: Roger Hand
    • Playing the game - Loren Auerbach - Richard Newman (10/1985)

      • Members: Richard Newman
      • Guests: Geoff Bradford, Charlie Francis, Nigel Portman Smith (RIP: Bert Jansch, Brian Knight)
    • Reaching out - Maggie Boyle (1987)

      • Members: Maggie Boyle
      • Guests: Steve Tilston (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Against the tide - Paul Millns (1995)

      • Members: Paul Millns
      • Guests: Christine Collister, Gerry Conway, Ralph McTell, Nigel Portman Smith, Ric Sanders (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Moving target - harder to hit - Margret RoadKnight (1998)

      • Guests: (RIP: Bert Jansch, Little Brother Montgomery)
      • Comments: Margret RoadKnight is a very well known singer in Australia. In 1998, when Bert Jansch was playing in that country, bassist Peter Howell organised the session with Margret, and Bert graciously offered to play guitar for them. Margret released the song ´When Malindy Sings´ as part of the 4 bonus tracks on her album Moving target - harder to hit originally released in 1988, but reissued in 2003.
    • Little children (SINGLE) - Peter Kirtley Band (05/2000)

      • Members: Liane Carroll, Liam Genockey, Colin Gibson, Pete Kirtley, Nana Tsiboe (RIP: Kenny Craddock)
      • Guests: Paul McCartney (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Janschology (EP) - Gordon Giltrap (08/2000)

      • Members: Gordon Giltrap
      • Guests: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: EP tribute to Bert Jansch (Bert doesn´t appear in the album, but he´s credited for the song arrangements).
    • Under this blue sky - Gordon Giltrap (05/2002)

    COMPILATIONS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (2 credits)
    • The Village thing tapes - Wizz Jones (1992)

      • Members: Wizz Jones
      • Guests: Pete Berryman, Rod Clements, Ralph McTell (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • The Definitive Transatlantic collection - John Renbourn (01/1998)

      • Members: Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn
      • Guests: Terry Cox, Ray Warleigh (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (6 credits)
    • Just guitars - VVAA (1984)

      • Guests: Ralph McTell, John Williams (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: Benefit album recorded live in December 1982, featuring Bert Jansch, Ralph McTell, Juan Martin, John Williams and Earl Okin.
    • Woody lives! - VVAA (02/1988)

      • Guests: Rod Clements, Ray Jackson, Rab Noakes (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: Tribute album to folksinger Woody Guthrie, featuring Bert Jansch, Rod Clements, Dick Gaughan, Ray Jackson, Rory McLeod, Rab Noakes and Pat Rafferty.
    • Master Craftsmen - VVAA (1989)

      • Guests: Phil Beer, Vikki Clayton, Gordon Giltrap, Pete Kirtley, Chris Leslie, Dave Mattacks, Dave Pegg, Ric Sanders (RIP: Bert Jansch, Martin Jenkins)
      • Producer: Martin Allcock, Simon Nicol
    • The Art of fingerstyle guitar - VVAA (1991)

    • Acoustic routes - VVAA (1994)

      • Guests: Martin Carthy, Wizz Jones, Pete Kirtley, Albert Lee, Jacqui McShee, Ralph McTell, Al Stewart (RIP: Davy Graham, Bert Jansch, Brownie McGhee)
      • Comments: Live music taken from a BBC documentary on Bert Jansch where he performs with some of his friends and colleagues.
    • The Best Christmas album in the world... ever! - VVAA (1996)

      • Guests: David Bowie, Rod Clements, Chris De Burgh, Elton John, Greg Lake, Paul McCartney, Mike Oldfield, Chris Rea, Cliff Richard, Shakin´ Stevens (RIP: Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Adam Faith, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Jackson, Bert Jansch, Peggy Lee, John Lennon, Kirsty MacColl, Dean Martin, Matt Monro)
      • Producer: Ralph McTell
      • Comments: 2CD sampler containing very different sort of Christmas songs, featuring Jethro Tull, Greg Lake, Beach Boys, Slade, The Jackson 5, Mike Oldfield, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Wizzard, Paul McCartney, Bert Jansch (with Rod Clements), Cliff Richard, Chris Rea, Chris DeBurgh, Elton John, David Bowie with Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, The Spinners, Nat King Cole, Adam Faith and a long etcetera.
    SESSIONS (7 credits)
    • No more sad goodbyes - Jenny Beeching (1983)

    • Derroll Adams´ 65th birthday concert - Derroll Adams (1991)

      • Guests: Wizz Jones, Bill Keith, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
      • Comments: Recorded live in October 1990.
    • Bavarian fruit bread - Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions (10/2001)

    • Nuada - Candidate (10/2002)

    • Wheels within wheels - Rory Gallagher (03/2003)

      • Members: Rod De´Ath, Mark Feltham, Lou Martin, Gerry McAvoy, Ted McKenna (RIP: Rory Gallagher)
      • Guests: Martin Carthy, Bela Fleck (RIP: Lonnie Donegan, Bert Jansch)
      • Technical: Colin Fairley, Tim Young
    • Mirage - The Green House Band (02/2004)

      • Guests: Michael Gregory, John Renbourn, Graeme Taylor (RIP: Bert Jansch, Tim Rose)
    • Shotter´s nation - Babyshambles (10/2007)

    COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (3 credits)
    • Child: Carthy - Martin Carthy (2001)

      • Members: Martin Carthy
      • Guests: John Kirkpatrick, Dave Swarbrick (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • The Carthy chronicles - Martin Carthy (04/2001)

      • Members: Martin Carthy, Sue Harris, Ashley Hutchings, John Kirkpatrick, Simon Nicol, Roger Swallow
      • Guests: Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson (RIP: Diz Disley, Howard Evans, Bert Jansch, Lal Waterson, Mike Waterson)
      • Technical: (RIP: Peter Bellamy)
      • Comments: 4CD boxset (with a CD-ROM).
    • Within sound - Shirley Collins (2002)

      • Members: Shirley Collins, Barry Dransfield, Michael Gregory, Ashley Hutchings, John Kirkpatrick, Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, John Tams, Graeme Taylor, Richard Thompson (RIP: Royston Wood)
      • Guests: Terry Cox, Pat Donaldson, John Fordham, Richard Harvey, Nigel Portman Smith, Roger Powell, Maddy Prior, Tim Renwick, Bob Stewart, Robin Williamson (RIP: Peter Bellamy, Davy Graham, Robin Hall, Bert Jansch, Martin Jenkins, Peter Wood)
      • Producer: Joe Boyd, John Gilbert, Sandy Roberton (RIP: Alan Lomax)
      • Technical: Jerry Boys (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
      • Comments: Boxset with 4 CDs, including 33 unreleased tracks.

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    THANKS:

    Very Special Thanks to:
  • Mike Piggott: for additional info on the Pentangle lineups featuring him (2011).
  • Peter Howell: for his message with additional info and a superb photo (2011).
  • Maggie Boyle: for her kind message with her tribute to Bert (2011).
  • Paul Millns: for sending me his tribute to Bert (2011).
  • Gary Boyle: for sending me his tribute to Bert (2011).
  • Luce Langridge: for sending me his tribute to Bert (2011).

  • RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Bert Jansch mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    John Renbourn (32)
    Jacqui McShee (30)
    Danny Thompson (29)
    Terry Cox (26)
    Nigel Portman Smith (14)
    Ralph McTell (12)
    Pete Kirtley (10)
    Rod Clements (8)
    Bill Leader (8)
    Martin Jenkins (7)

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