Clash (magazine) - "'Kingfisher' has a bluesy tone, the plucked notes of the guitar set against a fluid bass line and the down-home screech of Martin Jenkins' violin."
Uncut (magazine) - "'Avocet' is the album's wonder, with the antique air reprised in assorted guises, at times elegant and almost mediaeval, at others driving and jazzy, while Jenkins' violin has an almost futurist quality."
Personnel: Bert Jansch (vocals, guitar, piano); Martin Jenkins (mandocello, violin, flute); Danny Thompson (bass).
Recorded at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark in February 1978. Includes liner notes by Colin Harper.
Personnel: Bert Jansch (guitar, piano); Martin Jenkins (mandocello, violin, flute).
Recording information: Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark (02/1978).
Illustrator: Hannah Alice.
The jazz side of Jansch's music is very strong. Mandocellist Martin Jenkins takes front stage on this album, along with Jansch. ~ Chip Renner