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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    My first Blue Notes were cassette deletions of Sixth Sense and Caramba. Grand total of 50p each !
  2. Savoy label question

    Sounds like a very plausible theory. I remember that downstairs ‘Blues and Roots’ dept. but don’t think I ever went down there by choice. I do recall that there was always a sonic battle going on between the loud bluesy stuff belted out of the downstairs speakers swamping out the subtleties of Bird and Tristano etc. from the ground floor system. Didn’t the book say that Ray’s friend Charlie Watts bought a load of those Parker 78s?
  3. Savoy label question

    That’s right - the DeeGee label too. Collets of course the direct ancestor of ‘Ray’s’. Didn’t realise that they lasted to 1998 (!) but there again, I wouldn’t have seen them as I never checked out the 78s. Must have a re-read of the Garth book..
  4. Savoy label question

    I remember a huge shipment of Savoy 78s on sale at one of the London stores (Collets?) in the mid 1970s. A veritable time capsule, by all accounts.
  5. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    Good little writeup on the set in the latest Marc Myers blog. As for the early 1980s - At least one NorthSea Festival had Hank listed as due to appear. I recall the adverts for it in the European jazz press (mentioned in small print). Never made it.
  6. Mood Records

    This was (deservedly) one of their best sellers, I think.. Nice group photo of a fine team !
  7. Mood Records

    The first I got was Ack Van Rooyen ‘Homeward’. Always liked that one. I like the Dauner/Mangelsdorff duets and the Volker Kriegels too. Plus UJRE !
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Now there’s a familiar name - pretty sure I saw him with Elvin but not quite sure exactly where or when ! Uldated - a bit of research says it is highly likely to have been Sept 1979 at Ronnie Scotts. Ari Brown, Marvin Horn on guitar and Andy McLeod on bass. I have vague memories of them doing ‘Three Card Molly’.
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Saw that version of the Messengers in early 1983 (Feb?) too. It was Johnny O’Neill on piano, who plays very regularly these days at SMALLS and Mezzrow. Jean Toussaint liked the UK so much that he stayed, much to the benefit of the local scene. The lineup I saw before that had Wynton and Branford.
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    First time I’ve played it for at least a decade but enjoying it. Very much of its time (circa 1990).
  11. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Interesting timing - might have been late 1979 or into 1980 that I saw the group at Ronnie’s. Not entirely sure if it was Ponamarev on trumpet or Bill Hardman on a return stint but the rest of the group were as listed. Wish I had kept a diary ! Thinking about it, I can always check the gig report in Jazz Journal.