Clearly tapped the Miles era fusion jazz style but with a very British edge. Moody, funky and downright fantastic jazz. This is a 2xalbum deal 2xcds that is!
Ian Carr: Belladonna is a music studio album recording by NUCLEUS (Jazz ive Rock) released in 1972 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. The previous album Solar Plexus had already instituted some alternative directions, a jazzier approach with less rock and less Chris Spedding guitar with Ian Carr doing all the songwriting, leaving Karl Jenkins to play more and not write. Both these gents would leave, with Allan Holdsworth and Dave MacRae now joining the core.
In 2002, Beat Goes On released Solar Plexus/Belladonna, which contained two albums - Solar Plexus (1971, originally released on Vertigo) and Belladonna (1972, also originally on Vertigo) - by Ian Carr on one compact disc. Track Listing - Disc 1. Sample.
Tracks: Solar Plexus (1971). 01. Elements I & II (2:17) 02. Changing Times (4:51) 03.
1971: Solar Plexus (released as a "Ian Carr with Nucleus" album). 1972: Belladonna (released as an Ian Carr solo album). 1973: Labyrinth (released as a "Ian Carr with Nucleus" album). 1973: Roots (released as a "Ian Carr's Nucleus" album). 1974: Under the Sun. 1975: Alleycat. 1975: Snakehips Etcetera. 1976: Direct Hits (compilation) (released as a "Ian Carr's Nucleus" album). 1977: In Flagranti Delicto (released as a "Ian Carr's Nucleus" album).
Ian Carr Belladonna Vertigo 1972. Today's Rediscovery? British trumpeter Ian Carr's Belladonna, a gem of an album that's also the coming out party for guitarist Allan Holdsworth. By the time Belladonna was released in 1972, after three albums recorded with his flagship Nucleus band-1970's Elastic Rock and We'll Talk About It Later, and the expanded lineup of 1971's Solar Plexus, all on Vortex-the band that Carr had brought together had all but completely fallen apart