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  1. Jasmine (Made in Czecholsovakia)

    Needle drops I'm afraid, but the original tapes are not believed to survive.
  2. Columbia vault reissues wish list

    I have this as a Koch issue purchased from Dusty Groove about fivr years ago,so it is doubtless OOP by now. Don't hasve the disc to hand (under a pile of discs) to check for any additional material. The Tubby Hayes/Clark Terry disc was withdrawn because Polygram (as was) owns it; it originally came out when Columbia and Phillips had a distribution deal. This has come up on this site before.
  3. Charles Christopher Parker Jr

    I'm involved in a dispute over at Wikipedia over Charlie Parker's middle name. I used the "Biographical Dictionary of Jazz" (1999) as confirmation for this, although the one volume Grove (1994) is silent on this detail. Someone querying my addition on the talk page points that Ross Russell in "Bird Lives" (yes I know!) complains about the Christopher addition to his headstone, and I'm aware (from the web) that the Reisner biography (1963) quotes Addie Parker saying that Christopher is indeed false, but the confusion persists. Incidentally, the Britannica site agrees with Charles Christopher Parker, Jr being his birth name! Thanks!
  4. Fantasy CD's on sale everywhere?

    Have any of the other UK based contributors come across any domestic special offers?
  5. Fats Domino among the missing

    Fats Domino is safe.
  6. "John Fordham looks at one of the unsung heroes of modern jazz recording - Riverside Records. In conversation with legendary record producer and label owner Orrin Keepnews, they chart how the label came to record some of the key jazz albums of the fifties and early sixties. "In this first part, Keepnews tells how he dealt with the sometimes difficult Thelonious Monk in the studio, signed pianist Bill Evans and recorded one of jazz's first statements on civil rights, Sonny Rollins' Freedom Suite." Source The listing in the "Radio Times", at least, misses the word "unsung." I think I'll guffaw in less than thirty seconds when I hear this.
  7. The rip-off labels

    Classics does its mastering from "unlisted sources", as the Penguin Guide authors put it; copyright on LPs pressed since the start of 1955 still applies in Europe. The point is that Davies and Kendall used original 78s. The Italian Giants of Jazz label (still available in the UK) should be included in the rip-off list.
  8. Library of America

    The two volumes on the Civil Rights movement are particularly engrossing.
  9. Jazz on TV - Question for Brits

    Saved this from a "missing television" bulletin board a few years ago. Apart from J=Junked, the other abbreviations have some curiousity value (R1=16mm, R3=35mm kinescope/telerecording) so I've left them in. JAZZ 625 - BBC 2 Steve Race 21.04.64 Ellington In Concert 1 R3 28.04.64 All Star Jam Session J Kenny Bajer George Chisholm Tony Coe Roy Willox Laurie Holloway Jack Fallon Lennuie Hastings 05.05.64 The Tubby Hayes Quintet J 12.05.64 Chris Barber’s Jazzband R3 Champion Jack Dupree 19.05.64 The Modern Jazz Quartet R3 26.05.64 The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra R3 Bobby Breen 02.06.64 The Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley Sextet R3 09.06.64 Alex Welsh And His Band R3 16.06.64 Bill Le Sage’s Directions In Jazz Unit R3 30.06.64 Marian McPartland R3 07.07.64 The Humphrey Lyttleton Band J 14.07.64 The Art Farmer Quartet R3 21.07.64 Henry ‘Red’ Allen R3 Alex Welsh And His Band 28.07.64 The Modern Jazz Quartet J 01.08.64 Ellington In Concert 2 J 03.08.64 The Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley Sextet R3 11.08.64 The Fourth National Jazz Festival J Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen The Humphrey Lyttleton Band Mose Allison 18.08.64 Mark Murphy with The Tubby Hayes Quintet J 25.08.64 The Dave Brubeck Quartet R3 01.09.64 All Star Jam Session R3 Lennie Felix Freddie Randall Bruce Turner Jimmy Skidmore John Picard Spike Heatley Derek Hogg 08.09.64 The Woody Herman Orchestra R3 12.09.64 Jimmy Witherspoon with The Ronnie Scott Quartet J 19.09.64 Sandy Brown’s Band J 26.09.64 The Art Farmer Quartet 2 R3 03.10.64 Mel Torme with the Billel Sage Dekette J 10.10.64 The Oscar Peterson Trio R3 17.10.64 Benny Gibson R3 24.10.64 Annie Ross with the Tony Kinsey Quintet R3 31.10.64 Errol Garner R3 07.11.64 In Memoriam - Charlie Parker R3 J J Johnson Sonnt Stitt Howard McGhee Walter Bishop Tommy Potter Kenny Clarke 14.11.64 Derek Smith R3 Eddie Thompson 21.11.64 The Hawk At Town Hall R3 Coleman Hawkins 28.11.64 The Dave Brubeck Quartet R3 05.12.64 All Star Jam Session J Keith Christie Eddie Blair Ronnie Scott Art Ellefson Colin Purbrook Dave Green Jackie Dougan 12.12.64 The Newport All Stars R3 Ruby Bratt Peewee Russell Bud Freeman George Wein 19.12.64 The Johnny Scott Quintet R3 Millicent Martin 26.12.64 Christmas Compilation R3 02.01.65 The Woody Herman Orchestra R3 09.01.65 Buck Clayton with Humphrey Lyttleton And His Band J 16.01.65 Ben Webster with the Ronnie Scott Quartet R3 23.01.65 The Oscar Peterson Trio J 30.01.65 Keith Smith R3 Alton Purnell 06.02.65 In Memoriam: Charlie Parker R3 The J, J, Johnson Group The Sonny Stitt Group 13.02.65 Cleo Laine with the Johnny Dankworth Quintet R3 20.02.65 Erroll Garner R3 27.02.65 benny Golson J 06.03.65 The Hawk At Town Hall R3 Coleman Hawkins 13.03.65 The Newport All Stars R3 24.03.65 Buck Clayton with Humphrey Lyttleton And His Band J 31.03.65 Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers R3 07.04.65 Tubby Hayes Big Band R3 14.04.65 Wes Montgomery Quintet J 21.04.65 The Thelonious Monk Quartet R3 05.05.65 Dixieland Revisited R3 12.05.65 The Bill Evans Trio R3 19.05.65 George Lewis with Mr Acker Bilk’s Paramount Jazz R3 Band and Beryl Bryden 02.06.65 Victor Feldman R3 Ronnie Scott 09.06.65 The Zodiac Variations R3 Clark Terry Bob Brookmeyer The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra 16.06.65 Jazz From Kansas City 1 R3 Joe Turner Buck Layton Vic Dickenson with Humphrey Lyttleton and his Band 13.10.65 Clark Terry And Bob Borrkemeyer R3 27.10.65 The Wes Montgomery Quartet R1 03.11.65 Jazz From Kansas City 2 R3 Joe Turner Buck Clayton Vic Dickenson with Humphrey Lyttleton and his Band 10.11.65 The Oscar Peterson Trio J 17.11.65 The Jimmy Smith Trio 1 (p’poned from 20.10.65) R3 24.11.65 The Jimmy Giuffre Trio R3 22.12.65 Al Cohn J Zoot Sims 29.12.65 The Bill Evans Trio R3 05.01.66 The Thelonious Monk Quartet R3 19.01.66 Maynard Ferguson with Jonny Dankworth and his J Orchestra 26.01.66 Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith R3 02.02.66 The Tony Coe Quintet J songs by Guest Star: Dakota Staton 09.02.66 The Jimmy Smith Trio 2 R3 16.02.66 Jimmy Witherspoon J The Dick Morrisey Quartet 23.02.66 Alex Welsh And His Band J Dickie Wells 02.03.66 The Modern Jazz Quartet playing Porgy And Bess J 09.03.66 Don Byas J Bruce Turner’s Jump Band 06.07.66 Bud Freeman J Alex Welsh And His Band 13.07.66 Anita O’Day J The Peter King Quartet 20.07.66 Yusef Lateef J The Stan Tracey Trio 27.07.66 Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines J 03.08.66 The Modern Jazz Quartet playing the blues R3 10.08.66 Mark Murphy with the Stan Tracey Trio J Ronnie Scott 17.08.66 The Dizzy Gillespie Quartet R3 24.08.66 Henry ‘Red’ Allen in company with J Alex Welsh And His Band 06.10.66 Leo Konitz with the StanTracey Trio R3 13.10.66 ‘Fusions’ of Jazz and indian Music J The Joe Harriott-John Mayer Double Quintet 20.10.66 Wingy Malone with Alan Elsdon’s Jazz Band J
  10. Gilad Atzmon

    Jewish-Americans=2.5%
  11. Syndication........

    Haven't television shows in the US always suffered from cuts when syndicated to local stations? As a former trekkie, I remember that this was a regular complaint twenty years ago. (The familiar grows tiresome eventually.) The squeezing of the end credit sequences happens here too, though mainly only on the more commercial channels. Damn the practice.
  12. Here Ry the way, the "about" section on the right is wrong; their are two Brian Mortons who have written for The Nation.
  13. AN OPEN LETTER TO BLUE NOTE

    What's the problem and how does the solution differ from what already happens in any case?