Covid-19 update

Monorail Music continues to follow Scottish Government advice with regard to Covid-19. We're delighted to announce our re-opening from Monday 26 April at 11am. We will have reduced capacity with social distancing and ask that customers wear masks while in the shop. However, browsing is possible.

Entrance for now is via Osborne Street. We will be closed on Sundays, open Monday to Saturday 11-6.

Thanks for your continuing support. You helped get us through this.

Michael Garrick Sextet

Prelude To A Heart Is A Lotus


Released: 27th May 2021

LP£20.99 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched tomorrow.

Here's something totally gorgeous on the excellent Gearbox label.

Prelude to Heart is a Lotus is a 1968 BBC Jazz in Britain recording now released for the first time. Pianist and composer Michael Garrick was 35 years old and together with close associates - saxophonist Don Rendell and trumpeter Ian Carr - was defining innovative new directions in British jazz. Prelude to Heart is a Lotus is the precursor to the Argo Records Heart is a Lotus studio album which was released two years later, and this remarkable music shines a new light on an extraordinary period of creativity in Garrick’s long career.

Michael Garrick - piano, harpsichord, celeste
Don Rendell - soprano & alto saxophone, flute
Ian Carr - trumpet, Jim Philip - flute
Coleridge Goode - double bass
Trevor Tomkins - percussion

Heart Is A Lotus
Sweet And Sugary Candy
Webster’s Mood
Song By The Sea
Temple Dancer
Little Girl