Nice report, thanks for that. Sorry to hear of Pharoah’s mobility problems but a miracle that he is still appearing at LJF, to be honest.
I miss the days of old at the LJF when the headliners were the likes of Andrew Hill, George Russell, Gerald Wilson. In fact I was listening to Russell’s 80th Birthday Concert from back in 2003 last night. First time I’ve heard it since I was there for the London bit of the recording. Nice to be reminded of the massive standing ovation that night after ‘So What’ with Mr Russell doing a jig on the stage, memorable !