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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Live Streaming Concerts

    London Jazz Festival, Seed ensemble, live stream, I may indulge (along with Esquire Records talk at 2pm, possibly only of local interest) https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/seed-ensemble-live-from-the-barbican
  8. what are you drinking right now?

    Pale Ale from local market, nice, and return the bottle for a refill https://buckinghamshirebeer.co.uk/product/large-2l-growler-new-bucks-star-no-1-4-abv/
  9. Oh well, Yazz Ahmed is cancelled as UK enters a new lockdown. Nice memories of Nubya Garcia on Thursday. And I have just got my repaired amp back in the nick of time, with a backlog of LPs to listen to, so that is the next month or so sorted. anthony london
  10. Nubya Garcia at the Barbican, music made me forget I had a face mask on. First live concert since Grant Stewart in February. What a delight. Yazz Ahmed at Kings Place next month if London avoids more restrictions. Anthony London
  11. My Dad was a bit of a bopper in Manchester in 50s, assembled a great collection, lot of bop 78s (mainly Esquire, Parker, Getz, Gillespie, Ronnie Scott which still sound incredible) and some early Blue Notes and Riversides. I was fascinated by Monk in Action, brilliant cover, with the posters in the background of the 5 Spot, beat poet readings. He’s 89 this year and still whistling along to his favourite jazz records. Anthony London
  12. Arv Garrison

    Such a sad story but thank you for posting that Jim. I often wondered what had happened to Arv.
  13. Your audio equipment?

    Rega Planar 25 dynavector 10x cartridge Trichord Dino+ phono stage Sugden A21a amp (to help keep the loft room warm) Spendor SP 2/3 speakers Other than the cartridge, I haven’t felt the need to tinker with this set up for 10 years or more. Anthony London
  14. Jimmy Smith plays Fats Waller. 60s Mono, Vangelder stamp. Bought on Saturday from Sound records Stroud, Glos. Recommend the shop. Great sounding slab of vinyl. Anthony London
  15. Wow, that’s grim. All the joy of Tubby Hayes’ music, reduced to a lot of effing and jeffing.
  16. Pacific Jazz Labelography Update

    James, I do hope that the book comes to fruition, I have always admired and looked forward to your research on the West Coast scene and would love to see a publication in your name. best wishes Anthony London
  17. Anyone seen the article about Nubya Garcia in the NYT? Quite something for a young UK jazzer to feature in the US press. Though she is incredibly talented. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/17/arts/music/nubya-garcia-source.html
  18. Jackie McLean: Swing, Swang, Swingin'

    Saw him at the Iridium in the 90s, sounded on good form, nice and sharp! & with Rene McLean. As an aside, this has always intrigued me, did Jackie really father Rene at 15 years old? anthony london
  19. RIP Peter King

    I haven’t read his autobiography yet but was intrigued by a gig at Battersea Arts Centre in mid 80s (with an amazingly aggressive Bryan Spring on drums) where Peter was wearing a huge wooden cross round his neck. anthony
  20. R.I.P. Annie Ross

    She used to have a Council flat in Camden where she used to spend part of the year. Overlooking the railway line out of Euston, Anthony
  21. RIP Peter King

    RIP. Saw him a lot, especially in mid 80s when he was in amazing form, me and friend became slightly obsessed with him and used to follow him around south London. A lot of gigs where a pint glass was passed round for contributions. One memorable gig at the Bulls Head in the 80s involved interruptions by a crazy old bearded guy with a clarinet who kept leaping on stage and squealing, humoured by Peter. Turned out to be Tony Scott. Last saw Peter at Map Cafe locally a few years ago, acoustic, small room, I said hello but he seemed quite ill, still sounded as bright and alive as ever. Anthony
  22. Warne Marsh book Out of Nowhere

    I found ‘out of nowhere’ a bit of a slog whereas an ‘an unsung cat’ was a breeze. Anthony
  23. New Charles Tolliver

    Received my copy today, not yet spun on the turntable. Anthony
  24. What Are You Watching

    Friday night dinner, ch 4 UK, on catch up. Anthony