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  1. That is such a great record. Nearly every tune has a memorable and original theme, leaving you whistling them for days. Also such a great live sound to it. I have two copies in case I wear one out. Anthony London
  2. Prince Lasha - Insight

    Really interesting background from John Altman. I bought Insight from a guy who used to have a record stall outside the jazz cafe in Camden Town years back. The easy listening harp makes it a very strange record. Anthony
  3. XANADU Records

    I hear that but at 9.55 there is a v odd non drumsticks related sound. Perhaps I am just looking for an excuse to clear out my CDs. Any UK member wants this CD, let me know and I will send on free. Anthony
  4. XANADU Records

    Roots 4FB from around 9mins to 11 mins, for example. 9.55. Elemental 2015 edition. The sleeve notes refer to damage to the Xanadu tapes, related to Hurricane Sandy.
  5. XANADU Records

    Recently listening to Dolo Coker, California Hard, and reading all the bumf on the CD sleeve about digital remastering and wondering why there are pops and clicks throughout Frank Butler’s drum solo. Elemental music 2015. Hurricane Sandy referenced by Zev Feldman. Tapes destroyed?
  6. British Big Bands and Large Ensembles

    Sounds like that could have been the Country Club, Belsize Park same postcode as Hampstead, NW3. Now a tennis club and housing. A hop skip and a jump from me. Anthony
  7. Covid vaccination: poll

    That’s good to hear, same experience over here. Medical staff doing their job well but smiled a lot, knowing they were doing something out of the ordinary. Emotional experience, still feeling it. Anthony London
  8. Covid vaccination: poll

    Took my wife as she is disabled for vaccination in London today. I asked nicely if they could do me too, without appointment, and we both got vaccinated, no problem. Nice staff and smooth operation. I am very grateful. Anthony
  9. Art Pepper

    I find Milcho Leviev really tiring over 4 CDs on that Blues for the Fisherman set. Sounds like Pepper allowed him to ramble (so he could have a break?). I know a lot of people love him but he is too much. All his solos leading to the same raptures. Vanguard sessions are much more balanced.
  10. Usually drop them at Oxfam, can’t be bothered with eBay or Discogs. Hope the Kentish Town branch has a lot of jazz but I suspect they get sent off somewhere central for valuation first. About to drop a load of RVG CDs which I am finding increasingly tiring to listen to. Anthony
  11. London Jazz Festival 2020 - virtual

    Like Sidewinder, I enjoyed the Esquire Records talk. Seed Ensemble were good, once they dispensed with the Pharoah Sanders themes which i didn’t think came off. Yazz Ahmed was good, v original. I may watch that one again. Anthony London
  12. BBC4

    The latter part of the documentary around Scott’s problems in later life was very moving. There was a clip off him practising sax and answering the phone (“what time? When can you get here?”) for a booking which reminded me that I did speak to him in the 80s booking seats at the club. Nice telephone manner! Anthony London
  13. BBC4

    I liked the Ronnie doc but it really jumped around a lot, talking about the original club or the early years then jumping to 1965 Ella or Sarah. Slightly annoying.
  14. Esquire Records Covers Club

    Remember seeing a George Wallington 16rpm issue, sat in the rare as hens teeth box at Ray’s for ages. Anthony london
  15. Esquire Records Covers Club

    Yes, that was fun wasn’t it? I remember an interesting talk at the Cheltenham jazz festival a few years back about Esquire records founder Carlo Krahmer and his massive tape collection, now held by the British Library. He had obsessively taped virtually every jazz programme broadcast by the BBC since the 50s. He was blind too. Anthony london