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  1. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Denny Zeitlin Select, CD3
  2. Roger Moore 1927 - 2017 R.I.P

    Roger Moore as 'lively' brings to mind this classic..
  3. Name Three People...

    Tessie O'Shea Mrs Mills Queenie Watts (showing my age..)
  4. Roger Moore 1927 - 2017 R.I.P

    Saw him as James Bond on the TV just this weekend. He was a damn good Bond and a good guy from what I gather. 'Just keeping the British end up'. RIP One of my earliest TV memories.
  5. Drummer Mickey Roker 9/3/32-5/22/2017 - RIP

    So sorry to hear this - one of my favourites, stalwart of many 'Liberty' era Blue Note sessions and that fine band with Dizzy Gillespie. Not sure I ever got to see him - although actually saw his name outside Ronnie Scotts no longer than 4 or 5 years ago, not sure who he was touring with. Sadly, I couldn't check out that gig. Extremely versatile, tasteful and foot tappingly good drummer. RIP. "Damn good". Yes - exactly.
  6. Happy Birthday Chuck Nessa!

    Happy Birthday !
  7. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Azimuth adjustment checks - sounding sublime !
  8. I find that a bit of inward pressure applied by finger nails on the tabs first of all, followed by a bit of rotating the disk side by side, helps with removing the Disk 2s. Just had the same issue with the Savoy set. Ludicrous !
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Cool ! His signatures are a real work of art too. Not to be missed !
  10. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    He was sat literally right behind me at the Horace Tapscott tribute concert about 20 years go - with what looked to be his family. Fortunate enough to see him at the London Jazz Fest some years later (around 2007 in fact) conducting a mainly UK big band. Incredible energy and enthusiasm ! Also saw him at the Playboy Fest with his LA orchestra and that was phenomenal, one of the greatest big bands I have ever seen/heard.
  11. Aha - I know where you mean. On one of my last visits there that rack had a Thad and Mel vinyl set on display, for about £130 I think. Already had it so I passed. You are right that that long rack had the entire Kenton 'Creative Word' catalogue in it and loads of Duke and Basie, I recall. As well as ancient dust by the barrow-load !