New CDs & new discoveries…..

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Tuba Skinny – their section!

Tuba Skinny are a wonderful New Orleans style band who live and work mainly in the Crescent City. In this space we hope to publish their story and to include some of their great video films. We hope you enjoy this first effort of ours to honour what we think is one of the world’s … [Read more…]

Jazz Festivals – and if you have more info please contribute

  February 2020 – 28 Feb – 2nd March – Warner Jazz Break, Sinah Warren- Hayling Island, Hampshire. 02392 466 421 – Quote code JX20 March 27-30 – 2020 – Venture Away – Heathlands Hotel, Bournemouth, Dorset. 01305 750797. – April 2020 – 24th – 27th – Warner Jazz Break, Norton Grange, Isle … [Read more…]

Avid Records – great value double album Jazz reissue series

Lee Morgan   Four Classic Albums  Second Set   Avid AMSC1351 The history of jazz, particularly the be bop generation, is littered with tales of tragic and often early deaths – from drugs, road accidents, suicide and in the case of Lee Morgan, being murdered by his common law wife at the early age of 33 in … [Read more…]


  We’re sad to report the passing of ace banjoist Louis Lince.   LOUIS LINCE (banjo/guitar) started playing in Stockport in 1957. Moving south to Hertfordshire in 1958, he played in the Colne Valley Six and the Memphis Jazz Band in the early ’60s. He played in the early ’70s with Mac’s (the late Gordon Mackay) New … [Read more…]