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Mike King R.I.P.

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I learned today that Mike King has died. He made a substantial contribution to British jazz, releasing previously unissued archival tapes and some re-issues of long-lost albums on his Reel Recordings label. He also assisted in sourcing and mastering some of the Ogun releases of archival material. Just some of the musicians whose music he released include Ian Carr, Don Rendell, Gary Windo, Mike Osborne, Elton Dean, Ray Russell, Bob Downes and Harry Miller. But there was more too. He was also the author of the now highly sought after, long out of print book on Robert Wyatt "Wrong Movements". I met him on a couple of occasions and he was a really nice guy. R.I.P. Mike.

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Sorry to hear that - RIP. Really appreciated his 'Reel' releases.

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Oh no, very sad.

Love his Reel Recordings releases, and it was always a pleasure dealing with him, including some chat about music.

r.i.p. Mike King. Thank you for all the fine music.

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I don't know the name but have enjoyed a fair number of Reel recordings (and Ogun reissues). Very grateful for his work there.

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What? How? I didn't know he was ill. RIP - had many nice conversations with him over the years. This is a shock.

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What? How? I didn't know he was ill. RIP - had many nice conversations with him over the years. This is a shock.

Suicide.

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I don't know the name but have enjoyed a fair number of Reel recordings (and Ogun reissues). Very grateful for his work there.

you might/should also have enjoyed "Wrong Movements", his book about Robert Wyatt... RIP

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