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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Hmm. I have NY mono and stereo copies. Where does it end.. Nearly forgot the Conn CD and LP as well.
  2. Old Grey Whistle Test Spoof on Rutland Weekend Television

    Thought so. I have a copy of his bio somewhere on the bookshelves. An entertaining read.
  3. Old Grey Whistle Test Spoof on Rutland Weekend Television

    ‘Whispering’, yes, of course. Wasn’t it one of the Reading stations that he moved to afterwards? OGWT also used to feature the occasional bit of jazz rock. Remember seeing Return To Forever on one occasion.
  4. Name Three People...

    Yosser Hughes Gazza Barry Cryer
  5. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    How is it? - not that I need/can justify yet another copy on vinyl or CD. Great photo !
  6. Old Grey Whistle Test Spoof on Rutland Weekend Television

    ‘Toad The Wet Sprocket’. ’Whistling’ Bob Harris - mainstay of that show after Richard Williams and up to the advent of punk. Funnily enough, that sketch was shown on TV here last night. I’d always assumed it came from Python.
  7. Jackie McLean's Monuments

    Well, he was probably heavily concentrating on his teaching work at Hartford and to be honest, McLean’s sharp tone isn’t easy listening. It was only in the late 80s when his releases started to get a bit more prominence. McLean was always a bit of an ‘underground’ player.
  8. George Mraz (1944 - 2021)

    Very sad news, sorry that he has left us. I was lucky enough to see him perform with Hank Jones, they made a very compatible pairing.
  9. Jackie McLean's Monuments

    He was certainly touring here with a hard bop quartet in the late 70s, early 80s. He appeared at the Shaw Theatre as part of the old Camden Jazz Fest.
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I’ve an original print of that photo framed on my wall (actually, the print was taken within moments of this one but the composition is the same). Signed by Ray Avery. Ray got the date wrong though - he put 1961.
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    UK Argo was part of the UK Decca empire. It was founded by a wonderful chap named Harley Usill who set it up mainly to cover spoken word recordings, train recordings (!) and some folk music. Jazz came into the fold thanks to the link with Michael Garrick, who did much of his best work for the label, in a very sympathetic environment. The whole thing folded in the late 70s when Polygram (I think) bought them out and I understand that the clear out of subsidiaries such as Argo was done ruthlessly and poor Harley was treated very badly. A sorry affair. The last Garrick Argo LP, ‘Troppo’, is one of his very best but sold in low numbers.
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    More byeways of Herbie. From the Big Box.