adh1907

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  1. Mel Torme swings Shubert Alley, HMV Mono, sounds perfect. Each track a miniature masterpiece. Anthony London
  2. I think it’s a good line up this year, not too dominated by middle of the road vocalists. Have family in Tetbury so not too far to travel for us, once we have escaped London. First visit to Cheltenham for a few years, looking forward to it! Anthony London
  3. Off to Cheltenham Jazz Festival to see the Nu Civilization Orchestra ( playing What’s going on) and Nubya Garcia on Saturday. Would have loved to see Mike Westbrook on Sunday, but could only attend Saturday. Anthony London
  4. Interesting. Do you remember where that was? You could see some major US jazzers in the most obscure places in the 70s. I didn’t go but I remember seeing posters for Dexter Gordon mid 70s in Preston, appearing in a pub or a small club. Anthony London
  5. Yes, two nights at the Church of Sound. As an old fart, I do miss the old listing magazines, city limits, time out. It seems you have to subscribe or follow so many websites to not miss out on the good jazz gigs in London. As I experienced at the last Cookers gig at the Church, Billy Harper’s fiery sax lost out and sounded very shrill echoing around the rafters. Eddie Henderson and David Weiss’s trumpets seemed to work better and sounded good. Would love to hear them at a smaller venue. Billy Hart was brilliant. anthony london
  6. https://www.jazzmessengers.com/en/91514/new-jazz-orchestra/western-reunion-london-1965-limited-edition?mc_cid=e0df77c200&mc_eid=cfc96a8c1a there was a good Vocalion CD reissue of this years back. This looks a bit dodgy, no provenance quoted. anthony london Sorry, great album by the way!
  7. The Cookers at the Church of Sound, London. Saw them here a few years ago, I remember it took a while to get the sound balance sorted, in what is an actual old Victorian Church with a very high ceiling. Anthony London
  8. What is amazing in retrospect is that if you were a member of Ronnie Scott's as I was in the 80s, (and I don't think the membership charge was excessive), you could get tickets to performances for a pittance. I can't remember how much, but a few quid. And I always loved it when Ronnie Scott answered the phone when you called to book tickets. Always very polite plus the occasional quip. It's a very slick operation now but I prefer the old days when the sets ran late and the noisy crowd usually disappeared for the late second set. Anthony London
  9. Khan Jamal (1946-2022)

    How sad, RIP. I must admit that I had only recently started to get to know his music on the back of a very good reissue of Infinity on Paul Murphy's Jazzroom records. Searching around for more information after buying the record, I came across this interesting interview in Cadence: http://www.cadencejazzmagazine.com/membersonly/admin/assets/Khan%20Jamal.pdf As an aside, I miss the interviews in Cadence, most of the current jazz press is bland. Anthony London
  10. What Are You Watching

    Channel hopping, came across corny 60s British film ‘Beauty jungle’, blown away by appearance of Tubby Hayes quartet in nightclub sequence! PS more jazz connections, the main character in the film is Jannette Scott, daughter of Thora Hird, who was married to Mel Torme.
  11. That Pacific Jazz 1230 has a stunning cover ( Claxton photo I think). I have a Japanese copy of this and though the Mosaic CD reissue sounds much better, i can’t let go of the LP. Were there other LP covers of this quality and colour around in 1957?
  12. Thank you very much!
  13. Don’t know that one, is it a compilation?
  14. Just catching up with these reissues. Blown away by the sound. I have an original new jazz orchestra (and a poor CD reissue of Windmill Tilter) but there is no point hanging on to these, the reissues are on another level. Looking forward to the rest of the series. Anthony London
  15. What Are You Watching

    Any UK licence payers watch the Guy Barker big band on BBC 4 last night? The presenter was corny and stilted and I found the singers were mostly terrible. The drummer was also either massively over the top or something went wrong in the mix. Nikki Yeoh was the best thing about it. Mind you, the audience clapped like seals throughout so I may be in a minority! Anthony London