John Close - music / first recording
three trad jazz tunes - this arrangement © the Sasoon Band (1967/68)

This, as far as we know, is the earliest recording of John playing music.

The collection of three tunes features the Sasoon Band with Julian Dawes (French horn), Paul Adams (washboard), Jeremy Danks (bass), Ivan Chandler (piano), Pete Smith, Graham Tooke (rhythm guitars) and John playing trumpet or cornet.

John playing trumpet at Trent Park

It was probably recorded between October 1967 and October 1968 when John was attending a teacher training college at Trent Park in London.