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  • Birthday 05/13/1944

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  1. John Coltrane Ken Colyer
  2. Duke Ellington

    Back to Back Great Paris Concert Fargo Far East Suite Festival Session (excluding the drum battle!)
  3. Interesting documentary on Newhart on BBC Radio 4 last Saturday. I had not realised that George Avakian had played a key role in his success. Both Newhart and Avakian were interviewed, the latter still going strong in his 10th decade. Newhart was very popular in the UK as well back then. He did a Royal Variety Performance which I remember seeing on television. I also learnt that Avakian is pronounced with short rather than long "a"'s!
  4. Mole Jazz.... back????????????

    Moving on from the past to the present, one shop that has it sussed as far as bricks and mortar retailing is concerned is Ben's Collectors Records in Guildford. He covers all types of music with a good range of jazz both cd and vinyl, all second-hand at reasonable prices. Well worth a visit in my opinion
  5. Mole Jazz.... back????????????

    and Chris Wellard in S.E.London
  6. What music did you buy today?

    the Stuff Smith Mosaic for £20 s/h - a bargain!
  7. Ode to the Hep label

    Warmin' up is shown as available from several suppliers on Amazon UK
  8. Dental Crowns

    I'm just about to have one fitted. £500!!! I'm 66 this month so hopefully it will see me out. The final straw was a piece of pork crackling. According to my dentist crackling is the most common cause of tooth breakage.
  9. Buck Clayton

    Songs for Swingers is on a Mosaic box set (Columbia small groups?) I had an old English Phillips mono lp which I bought in 1961. By comparison the Mosaic stereo cd is a revelation.
  10. Bob Crosby and his Bob Cats

    What about "Spain"? A lovely tune,beautifully arranged and played with some great solos,particularly Fazola. One of my all-time favourite tracks
  11. 78 autochange players;

    According to Wikipedia the autochanger was an Australian invention in 1925. The first commercially successful machine was marketed by Victor in 1927
  12. Ode to the Hep label

    You can find all info here. They're highly recommended. There's a second address, if needed, hepjazz@uk2.net. Hope you get a positive result, Jetman.
  13. Ode to the Hep label

    just received direct from HEP a replacement disc 2 of the Artie Shaw Thesaurus Transcriptions which now includes "Exactly Like You". Exemplary service!
  14. 1959

    the twin tragedies of the death of Buddy Holly and "seven little girls sitting in the back seat" tipped me into jazz. 1959, a bitter sweet year
  15. Newport '58 - Jazz on a Summer's Day

    being pedantic- isn't it '58?