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Provocateur Records discography

This is a discography of the albums released by the UK based Provocateur Records.

Provocateur Records albums

Bolt From The Blue, Colin Towns' Mask Orchestra, 1996?, Provocateur PVC1012

Tracks : CD 1: Smack & Thistle, Music To Type To, Tears For A Traveller, A Sixpence Is A Long Shilling, A Dream Of Pain, The Magnificent Whittlin' Stomp, Completely Lost, Not Waving But Drowning, Solitude / CD 2: Bolt From The Blue, Truth Beauty Compassion Dignity

Musicians : Colin Towns, Derek Watkins, Graham Russell, Guy Barker, Henry Lowther, Mark Nightingale, Richard Edwards, Phil Brown, Roger Williams, Alan Skidmore, Nigel Hitchcock, Andy MacIntosh, Pete King, John Surman, Julian Arguelles, John Taylor, Dave Green, Clark Tracey

CD 1 was originally released in 1993 on The Jazz Label.

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Nowhere & Heaven, Colin Towns' Mask Orchestra, 1996, Provocateur PVC1013

Tracks : Skin Treatment, Slow Dancing, Dance Fantastique, Standing Female Nude, Blue-Noir, Nowhere & Heaven, Tears For A Traveller, Screech, Is The Sky Early?, The Shout, Short Stories Suite: Strange Circus / Intimate Marching / Night Train Window Face / Passing Clouds With Cool Winds Blowing / Far Off Whispers / Turning Wicked / Hot Or What? / Forbidden Talk / Provocateur, It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing, Nocturne

Musicians : Colin Towns, John Barclay, Graham Russell, Henry Lowther, Guy Barker, Gerard Presencer, Mark Nightingale, Richard Edwards, Peter Beachill, Roger Williams, Pat Hartley, Peter King, Jamie Talbot, Alan Skidmore, Nigel Hitchcock, Julian Argüelles, Alan Barnes, Phil Todd, Andrea Hess, Dudley Phillips, Clarc Tracey, Maria Pia de Vito

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No album identified, Provocateur PVC1014

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Still Life, Colin Towns' Mask Quintet, 1998, Provocateur PVC1015

Tracks : Still Life, Winds Of Change, Watching John, Figure On The Rocks, Black & White, Perfume, Woman Of Comfort (The Night Before Battle), Recurring Dream, Lilac, South Bank

Musicians : Colin Towns, Julian Arguelles, John Parricelli, Dudley Phillips, Ralph Salmins, Maria Pia De Vito

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Learning To Wave, Andy Sheppard, 1998, Provocateur PVC1016

Tracks : Natural Calling, Just Below The Surface, Peshwali, Learning To Wave, Almost Sophia, A Certain Lift, Joined At The Hip, Bye-Bye, Quiet Corners

Musicians : Andy Sheppard, Steve Lodder, John Parricelli, Chris Laurence, Paul Clarvis, Sharda Sahai

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Dreaming Man With Blue Suede Shoes, Colin Towns' Mask Symphonic, 1999, Provocateur PVC1017

Tracks : Dreaming Man With Blue Suede Shoes (Self Portrait), The Tea Shop, Doves Of Peace, Nighthawks, Still Life, John Deth, Shining A Light On God's Footprints

Musicians : Colin Towns, John Barclay, Graham Russell, Henry Lowther, Guy Barker, Noel Langley, Marc Nightingale, Peter Beachill, Roger Williams, Peter King, Jamie Talbot, Phil Todd, Nigel Hitchcock, Alan Skidmore, Julian Argüelles, Edward Beckett, Anna Noakes, Gareth Hulse, Susan Smith, Thomas Kelly, Jennifer McLaren, John Orford, Gavin McNaughton, Joanna Graham, David Lee, Edward Chance, Judith Beswick, John Rooke, Stephen Wick, Dave Hartley, John Paricelli, Dudley Phillips, Ralph Salmins, Gary Kettel, Frank Ricotti, Maria Pia de Vito, Norma Winstone, plus large string section

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The Call, Alan Skidmore featuring Amampondo, 1999, Provocateur PVC1018

Tracks : Coat Of Many Summers, Joyful Reunion, Bridges Of Sand, Sunstorm, The Spirit Of Langa, The Call, Sobabini (Together), Rwakanembe, Migration, Horizontal Rain

Musicians : Alan Skidmore, Amampondo, Colin Towns, Steve Melling, Arnie Somogyi, Gary Husband

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Escapade, Julian Argüelles, 1999, Provocateur PVC1019

Tracks : Gallows Hunour, The Pow Wow, Grammes Of Lead, Coffee And Diesel, Mind Your Head, Ace Of Tumps, Falling Curtain, Fortune Falls, Still Point In A Turning World

Musicians : Julian Argüelles, Mark Bassey, Ian Dixon, Django Bates, Mario Laginha, Mike Walker, Steve Watts, Martin France

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Dancing Man & Woman, Andy Sheppard, 2000, Provocateur PVC1020

Tracks : Tippi, Sugar Beach Hotel, Meeting Sylvan (Who Moves In Mysterious Ways), Dancing Man & Woman, Oscar & Lucinda, Still, Passing, Eduardo Goes Shopping, Sad Duvets, Isabelle, Looking For Ornette, Tippi (Reprise)

Musicians : Andy Sheppard, Steve Lodder, John Parricelli, Chris Laurence, Steve Swallow, Paul Clarvis, Kuljit Bhamra

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Alba, John Parricelli, 2000, Provocateur PVC1021

Tracks : Scrim, Alfredo, The longest day, Shore song, Another place, 55, Ordesa, Kinship, Alba

Musicians : John Parricelli, Mark Lockheart, Dudley Phillips, Martin France

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The Gathering, Annie Whitehead, 2000, Provocateur PVC1022

Tracks : Mist, The Gathering, Blue Note Bounce, This Affects That, The Lonely Heart (Part 1), The Lonely Heart (Part 2), Before We Knew, Afro Blue, Remembering

Musicians : Annie Whitehead, Steve Lodder, Ian Maidman, Steve Lamb, Liam Genockey, Robert Wyatt (track 7)

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Verso, De Vito / Taylor / Towner, 2000, Provocateur PVC1023

Tracks : Renewal, Scugnizzeide, Afterthought, Nova Luce, Al Tramonto, Verso, Chiara, I Knew It Was You, L'Ombra E La Grazia, Redial

Musicians : Maria Pia De Vito, John Taylor, Ralph Towner

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Restless World, Marcio Doctor, 2000, Provocateur PVC1024

Tracks : Primal Soils, Restless World, Unique Wind, Sombras del Regreso, Playground in the Dark

Musicians : Marcio Doctor, Reiner Winterschladen, Burkhardt, Lucas Schmid, Christof Lauer, Lutz Büchner, Steffen Schorn, Walter Quintus

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Provocation, Various Artists, 2000, Provocateur PVC1025

Tracks : Learning To Wave (Andy Sheppard), Scrim (John Parricelli), This Affects That (Annie Whitehead), Gallows Humour (Julian Argüelles), Dreaming Man With Blue Suede Shoes (Colin Towns' Mask Symphonic), Renewal (Maria Pia De Vito, Ralph Towner and John Taylor), Sobabini (Alan Skidmore), Restless World (Marcio Doctor), Tippi (Andy Sheppard), Natural Fear (Colin Towns' Mask Orchestra)

Notes : Tracks 1 to 9 previously released on Provocateur albums. Track 10 previously unreleased.

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No album identified, 200?, Provocateur PVC1026

This catalogue number was possibly used for a promotional CD issued with a magazine

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Nonsequence, Mike Gibbs, 2001, Provocateur PVC1027

Tracks : Nonsequence, You Get The Picture, Now Listen Here Or "Thul'ulalele" To Be Precise, Moonlight Serenade, Rumour Has It, With All Due Respect, Lost In Space, Knees Up, Mother..., Be That As It May, Gather The Meaning

Musicians : Mike Gibbs, Lennart Axelsson, Randy Brecker, Ingolf Burkhardt, Earl Gardner, Dirk Lentschat, Michael Leuschner, Alex Sipiagin, Lew Soloff, Claus Stötter, Reiner Winterschladen, Dave Bargeron, Michael Danner, Joe Gallardo, Dan Gottshall, Ingo Lahme, Stefan Lottermann, Jim Pugh, David Taylor, Chris Hunter, Alex Foster, Chris Potter, Howard Johnson, Christof Lauer, Fiete Felsch, Frank Delle, Lutz Büchner, Peter Bolte, John Clark, Karyn Dobbs, Richard Rieves, Vladyslav Sendecki, Gil Goldstein, Wolf Kerschek, Hiram Bullock, Stephen Diez, Lucas Lindholm, Steve Swallow, Billy Kilson, Mark Mondesir, Ian Thomas, Marcio Doctor

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Another Think Coming, Colin Towns' Mask Orchestra, 2001, Provocateur PVC1028

Tracks : Heated Think Tank, I Am The Walrus, Prayer, Another Think Coming, Andrew Hill And Far Away, Hot Lips, Double Speak, Trash Talk, Reverie, Roaring At The Savoy, Bolt From The Blue

Musicians : Colin Towns, John Barclay, Guy Barker, Stuart Brooks, Henry Lowther, Graham Russell, Derek Watkins, Pete Beachill, Richard Edwards, Mark Nightingale, Andy Wood, Roger Williams, Alan Skidmore, Nigel Hitchcock, Peter King, Andy Macintosh, Phil Todd, Phil Todd, Dave Hartley, John Parricelli, Dudley Phillips, Ian Thomas, Paul Clarvis

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Nocturnal Tourist, Andy Sheppard, 2001, Provocateur PVC1029

Tracks : Hola, Como Estas?, Nocturnal Tourist, Bobby In Africa, Ai Ai Ai, Never Far, I Wish I Knew, Untitled Movies, Dub Extensions, Delfine

Musicians : Andy Sheppard, Stéphane San Juan, John Paricelli

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Soundtrack, Guy Barker, 2002, Provocateur PVC1030

Tracks : Underdogs, Nature Boy, Waiting For The Delay, Purr, Susannah's Song, Izzatso!, Queen Of The Night, Sounds In Black And White

Musicians : Guy Barker, Barnaby Dickinson, Denys Baptiste, Rosario Giuliani, Bernardo Sassetti, Jim Watson, Geoff Gascoyne, Sebastian DeKrom

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Nel Respiro, Maria Pia De Vito, 2002, Provocateur PVC1031

Tracks : Raffish, Nel Respiro, Some Echoes, Sounding Solitude, Lengue, Yearning, Now And Zen, Pure And Simple, Miguilim, Int' 'O Rispiro

Musicians : Maria Pia De Vito, John Taylor, Ralph Towner, Steve Swallow, Patrice Heral

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Airplay, Northern Lights, 2002, Provocateur PVC1032

Tracks : Ancient dreams, In all languages, Midnight, Twelve midnight, Midnight air, Midnight reel, Still waters, Dark blue, Hopscotch

Musicians : Annie Whitehead, Alistair Anderson, Chris Stout, Ian Maidman, Liam Genockey

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As Above So Below, Julian Argüelles, 2003, Provocateur PVC1033

Tracks : Upward Rush Of Wings, Since Then, Happy Crackers, Such Sweet Madness, Piece 40, Wendreda's Way, Angelus, World Without Words, Peace For Jess, Lady In Wimple Headdress, Chuckie Pend, Bell Metal Lane

Musicians : Julian Argüelles, Henry Lowther, Iain Dixon, Stan Sulzmann, Jim Rattigan, Mike Walker, Trinity College Of Music String Ensemble, Steve Watts, Martin France

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P.S., Andy Sheppard and John Parricelli, 2003, Provocateur PVC1034

Tracks : Reverie, Glencarron, Les Mains D'Alice, He Stood In His Shoes And He Wondered, Art House Soft Leg Incident, Mer De Glace, Messala, Joni, Say So, Touch

Musicians : Andy Sheppard, John Parricelli

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Provocation 2, Various Artists, 2003, Provocateur PVC1035

Tracks : Heated Think Tank (Colin Towns' Mask Orchestra), Hola, Como Estas? (Andy Sheppard), Nel Respiro (Maria Pai De Vito), You Get The Picture (Mike Gibbs), Waiting For The Delay (Guy Barker), Upward Rush Of Wings (Julian Argüelles), Twelve Midnight (Northern Lights), Tina (Alan Skidmore's Ubizo), Freedom Jazz Dance (Colin Towns, Andy Sheppard and John Parricelli)

Notes : Tracks 1 to 8 previously released on Provocateur albums. Track 9 previously unreleased.

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Ubizo, Alan Skidmore's Ubizo, 2003, Provocateur PVC1036

Tracks : Sweet S.A., Dumisami, Tina, Second Coming, Simoonye, Evening Song, Uvelapi, De Nada, Idada Wah Wah, Sobabini, Olutzlo

Musicians : Alan Skidmore, Ingolf Burkhardt, Simpiwe Matole, Steve Melling, Colin Towns, Arnie Somogyi, Stephen Keogh, Mzwandile Qotoyi, Michael Ludonga

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It's Later Than You Think, Norma Winstone With NDR Big Band, 2006, Provocateur PVC1037

Tracks : Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Big Yellow Taxi, 15 Petals, Sisters of Mercy, Watching John, Liberty City, Feels Like Home, Take The Floor, Harlem Nocturne / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Musicians : Norma Winstone, Lennart Axelsson, Ingolf Burkhardt, Claus Stötter, Tobias Weidinger, Reiner Winterschladen, Dan Gottshall, Joe Gallardo, Sebastian Hoffmann, Stefan Lottermann, Ingo Lahme, Christof Lauer, Lutz Büchner, Peter Bolte, Fiete Felsch, Frank Delle, Vladyslav Sendecki, Stephan Diez, Lucas Lindholm, Ian Thomas, Marcio Doctor

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Lend Me Your Ears, Colin Towns And NDR Big Band, 2006, Provocateur PVC1038

Tracks : Sound Bites, Tango Teaser, Miss Demeanour, Storyman, Voyage Around Vladislav: Hemingway / Creole Cat Call / Bird Of Prey / Song For The Curlew / Dancer With Bad Lipstick / Quiet Thoughts, Blue Period, Quiet Visionary, Franks Big Boogie Machine, A Kiss For Eternity, Blues For Another Time, Lend Me Your Ears, Ghost Train Through The Chaos Theory

Musicians : Colin Towns, Thorsten Benkenstein, Ingolf Burkhardt, Claus Stötter, Reiner Winterschladen, Dan Gottshall, Sebastian Hoffmann, Nils Landgren, Stefan Lottermann, Ingo Lahme, Fiete Felsch, Peter Bolte, Christof Lauer, Lutz Büchner, Frank Delle, Vladyslav Sendecki, Stephan Diez, Edward Harris, Lucas Lindholm, Ian Thomas, Gary Husband, Marcio Doctor

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Piano, Valdyslav Sendecki, 2007, Provocateur PVC1039

Tracks : Thousand Island Park, Variations, Chagall Suite: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3, Donne Variations, Vicious Circle, Friendly Garden, Harlequin, For All Lonely People

Musicians : Valdyslav Sendecki

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50 Journeys, Alan Skidmore's Ubizo, 2008, Provocateur PVC1040

Tracks : Blues Minor, Duma, Jamangam, Sacred Places, Alfred The Great, Call Of Bankolo, Fifty Journeys, Two Brothers, Sunday Morning, Africa, Halam Halam, Karamu, Bamboo Harmon, Maputo Moonrise, Arabica, Ze Ze, Anywhere You Go

Musicians : Alan Skidmore, Ingolf Burkhardt, Colin Towns, Steve Melling, Neville Malcolm, Mike Paxton, Musa Mboob, Saidi Kanda

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John Lennon In My Own Write, Colin Towns And NDR Big Band, 2010, Provocateur PVC1041

Tracks : Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite, Time Waits For No One, Come Together, Cold Turkey, Woman, Revolution, What You Got, Solar Wind, Across The Universe, Nowhere Man, Give Peace A Chance, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / I Want You (She's So Heavy), Whatever Gets You Thru The Night, Jealous Guy, Slow Going, Tomorrow Never Knows, Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy), Strawberry Fields Forever, A Day In The Life, Imagine

Musicians : Colin Towns, Thorsten Benkenstein, Ingolf Burkhardt, Stephan Meinberg, Reiner Winterschladen, Dan Gottshall, Klaus Heidenreich, Stefan Lottermann, Ingo Lahme, Fiete Felsch, Matthias Erlewein, Alan Skidmore, Lutz Büchner, Frank Delle, Vladyslav Sendecki, Rowland Cabezas, Laurence Cottle, Gary Husband, Marcio Doctor

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Stand Well Back, Blue Touch Paper, 2011, Provocateur PVC1042

Tracks : Blue Touch Paper, Crazy Man On Platform 13, Say What You Mean, The Forbidden Dance, Another Time, Another Place, Lost For Words, Stand Well Back / Spit It Out, Ducking And Diving, One Eye On The Clock, Principal Dancer, Walls Have Ears, Transcending, This Could Run

Musicians : Colin Towns, Mark Lockheart, Chris Montague, Edward Maclean, Benny Greb, Stephan Maass

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Drawing Breath, Blue Touch Paper, 2013, Provocateur PVC1043

Tracks : Attention Seeker, Isadora, Heaven, Suddenly A Tango, Juggling With Strangers, The Joke, Fair Is Foul, Watch Out, Drawing Breath, Neon Shadows, Yes But No, 48 Prefabs and Forks No. 60

Musicians : Colin Towns, Mark Lockheart, Chris Montague, Edward Maclean, Benny Greb, Stephan Maass

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Drama, Colin Towns' Mask Orchestra, 2015, Provocateur PVC1044

Tracks : The Cherry Orchard, Macbeth, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, King Lear, Equus, Ghosts, Hysteria, The Royal Hunt Of The Sun, The Cripple Of Inishmann, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Copenhagen, Jane Eyre, The Crucible, A Doll's House, The Royal Hunt Of The Sun (Reprise)

Musicians : Colin Towns, George Hogg, Henry Lowther, Graham Russell, Rory Simmons, Harry Brown, Barnaby Dickinson, Tom White, Roger Williams, Peter King, Simon Allen, Tim Garland, Nigel Hitchcock, Alan Skidmore, Julian Siegel, Andrew McCormack, Chris Montague, Arnd Geise, Ralph Salmins, Joji Hirota, Stephan Maass

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Music For A New Crossing, Andy Sheppard and Kathryn Tickell, 2001, Provocateur PVC2001

Tracks : Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Musicians : Andy Sheppard, Kathryn Tickell, Chris Wells

A limited edition EP.

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The Orpheus Suite, Colin Towns' Mask Orchestra, 2004, Provocateur PVC2004

Tracks : The Argonauts hit Town (Arrival), Love and the Sweet Farewell, Aristaeus and the Moisturisers, The Opium Flower Trap (Aristaeus and Eurydice), 40 One Night Stands (The Band goes on Tour), Stepping in Tears of Sadness (Funeral), The Hellfire Club (Descend to Hades), Orpheus and Eurydice, Ripped to Ribbons (Torn to Pieces), Sacred Concert, John

Musicians : Colin Towns, Guy Barker, Nathan Bray, Andy Gibson, Henry Lowther, Graham Russell, Martin Shaw, Barnaby Dickinson, Pat Hartley, Liam Kirkman, Roger Williams, Simon Allen, Iain Dixon, Peter King, Alan Skidmore, Jay Craig, David Hartley, Steve Lodder, John Parricelli, Dudley Phillips, Thad Kelly, Ian Thomas, Paul Clarvis, Kevin Earley, Paul Parker, Dominic Hackett

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Last updated February 2016