Spring Heel Jack

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Spring Heel Jack is an English electronic music duo, consisting of John Coxon and Ashley Wales. Formed in 1993 in London, England, Spring Heel Jack began their career exploring drum and bass and jungle, but have since branched out into free improvisation and jazz, collaborating with many musicians from Europe and the United States.
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Albums

R3532 Spring Heel Jack - There Are Strings album art Spring Heel Jack There Are Strings (Album) Rough Trade R3532 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TRDCD 1001, 524 272-2 Spring Heel Jack - Versions album art Spring Heel Jack Versions (Album) Trade 2, Island Records TRDCD 1001, 524 272-2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TRDCD 1000, 524 254-2, TRDCD1000 Spring Heel Jack - 68 Million Shades...... album art Spring Heel Jack 68 Million Shades...... (Album) Trade 2, Island Records, Trade 2 TRDCD 1000, 524 254-2, TRDCD1000 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
TRDCD 1004 Spring Heel Jack - Busy Curious Thirsty album art Spring Heel Jack Busy Curious Thirsty (Album) Trade 2, Island Records, Trade 2 TRDCD 1004 UK 1997 Sell This Version
tugcd009 Spring Heel Jack - Treader album art Spring Heel Jack Treader (Album) Tugboat Records tugcd009 UK 1999 Sell This Version
RTRADECD 007, rtradecd 007 Spring Heel Jack - Disappeared album art Spring Heel Jack Disappeared (Album) Thirsty Ear RTRADECD 007, rtradecd 007 UK 2000 Sell This Version
THI 57086.2 Spring Heel Jack - Oddities album art Spring Heel Jack Oddities(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57086.2 US 2000 Sell This Version
THI57103.2 Spring Heel Jack - Masses album art Spring Heel JackThe Blue Series Continuum Spring Heel JackThe Blue Series Continuum - Masses(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57103.2 US 2001 Sell This Version
THI57123.2 Spring Heel Jack - AMaSSED album art Spring Heel Jack AMaSSED (Album) Thirsty Ear THI57123.2 US 2002 Sell This Version
THI57130.2 Spring Heel Jack - Live album art Spring Heel Jack with Matthew Shipp, Evan Parker, J Spaceman*, William Parker, Han Bennink Spring Heel Jack with Matthew Shipp, Evan Parker, J Spaceman*, William Parker, Han Bennink - Live(CD, Album) Thirsty Ear THI57130.2 US 2003 Sell This Version
THI 57146.2 Spring Heel Jack - The Sweetness Of The Water album art Spring Heel Jack The Sweetness Of The Water (Album) Thirsty Ear THI 57146.2 US 2004 Sell This Version
thi 57183.2 Spring Heel Jack - Songs & Themes album art Spring Heel Jack Songs & Themes (Album) Thirsty Ear thi 57183.2 US 2008 Sell This Version
ST012 Spring Heel Jack - Mass album art Spring Heel Jack Mass(File, MP3, 320) 7hings Music ST012 UK 2009
trd019 Spring Heel Jack - Live In Antwerp album art Spring Heel Jack With Pat Thomas / Alex Ward (5) / Paul Lytton Spring Heel Jack With Pat Thomas / Alex Ward (5) / Paul Lytton - Live In Antwerp(CD, Album) Treader trd019 UK 2014 Sell This Version
TRDLP003 Spring Heel Jack - Hackney Road album art Spring Heel Jack And Wadada Leo Smith With Pat Thomas And Steve Noble Spring Heel Jack And Wadada Leo Smith With Pat Thomas And Steve Noble - Hackney Road(LP) Treader TRDLP003 UK 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

R3513, R 3513 Spring Heel Jack - Where Do You Fit In? / Life In The Freezer album art Spring Heel Jack Where Do You Fit In? / Life In The Freezer (Single) Rough Trade, Rough Trade R3513, R 3513 UK 1994 Sell This Version
R3520, R 3520 Spring Heel Jack - Oceola / Double Edge album art Spring Heel Jack Oceola / Double Edge (Single) Rough Trade R3520, R 3520 UK 1994 Sell This Version
R3243 Spring Heel Jack - The Sea Lettuce album art Spring Heel Jack The Sea Lettuce (Single) Rough Trade R3243 UK 1994 Sell This Version
R3550 Spring Heel Jack - Lee Perry album art Spring Heel Jack Lee Perry (Single, EP) Rough Trade, Rough Trade R3550 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TRDCD 003, 854 711-2 Spring Heel Jack - Suspensions EP album art Spring Heel Jack Suspensions EP (EP) Trade 2, Island Records TRDCD 003, 854 711-2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TRDCD 011, 572 084-2 Spring Heel Jack - Hale-Bopp album art Spring Heel Jack Hale-Bopp (Single) Trade 2, Island Records TRDCD 011, 572 084-2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
TRDCD 012, 572 155-2 Spring Heel Jack - Casino Parts 1 & 2 album art Spring Heel Jack Casino Parts 1 & 2 (Single) Trade 2, Island Records TRDCD 012, 572 155-2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
12 TRDS 007, 854 880-1 Spring Heel Jack - Bank Of America album art Spring Heel Jack Bank Of America (Single) Trade 2, Island Records 12 TRDS 007, 854 880-1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
TUG SCD 008 Spring Heel Jack - The Sound Of Music EP album art Spring Heel Jack The Sound Of Music EP(CD, EP) Tugboat Records TUG SCD 008 UK 1999 Sell This Version
TUGSCD017 Spring Heel Jack - Bombscare EP album art Low & Spring Heel Jack Low & Spring Heel Jack - Bombscare EP (EP) Tugboat Records TUGSCD017 UK 2000 Sell This Version

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Pliskin1976

Pliskin1976

January 20, 2018
Another fine example of excellent jungle that wasn’t really accepted by the sheep like mainstream jungle drum and bass fans deejays and producers, Spring Heel Jacks early jungle drum and bass albums are as good as anything on any of the well known mainstream labels and in my opinion are far superior given that they don’t work within the expected boundaries! Top draw Jack.......
Electrohound

Electrohound

August 26, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
Saw Spring Heel Jack perform live as opener to Orbital's "In Sides" tour in the '90s at Los Angeles' American Legion Hall. They were phenomenal, proper mental drum 'n' bass and very live. You had no sense what would come at you but with an undeniable sense of groove, so you could still dance with fierce abandon. Loved all their early albums, espcially "68 Million Shades Of...." Have not followed their more free jazz stuff yet.
AskeladdenBlack

AskeladdenBlack

August 24, 2016
When you ask the average D&B head that lived through the 90ies who they remember and who they listened to the most Spring Heel Jack is not a name that would come up much if at all.
However they dropped more albums than most D&B producers and a heap of singles as well. Big soaring quality tunes that would have killed dance floors if only they got more play.
callumcopley

callumcopley

February 27, 2015
I have a white label with 'Spring Heel Jack' its four tracks and DnB, anyone know what it might be?
Pixleking

Pixleking

February 8, 2004
True pioneers, their early stuff is amazingly atmospheric, and some of the best of their career so far. Saw them play live recently and their new stuff is very different, and very jazzy!
SHOGUN

SHOGUN

August 17, 2002
Grab their first album "There Are Strings" if you have the chance...Serious atmospherics and wicked drum patterns.

LTJ only dreams of making this stuff.

April 6, 2002
definately different jungle business most tracks are heavy as and have different drum patterns! (fuck me no hardstep!)
busy curious thirsty is a fucking ace album and is highly recommended to proper junglists with open ears

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