New CDs & new discoveries…..

Please note that the correspondence or ” feedback” section of this web site may not work. If you want to contact us to express any opinion  – or for any reason – please use this address – ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Newly acquired CDs which (dateline  12-07-19) we’ll write about when we get the time and inspiration! … [Read more…]

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…]

Matters of the moment…….

CHRIS BARBER RETIRES AFTER  65 YEARS AS ATOP JAZZ BANDLEADER AND PIONEER OF BLUES IN BRITAIN  The Big Chris Barber Band will carry on as a tribute to his rich musical legacy.LONDON – Trombonist/bandleader Chris Barber has announced his permanent retirement from full-time music after leading his internationally popular band since 1954. His original small group initially played in jazz clubs … [Read more…]

Avid Records – great value double album Jazz reissue series

  Sarah Vaughan – Four Classic Albums – Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown; Sarah Vaughan And Her Trio – Swingin’ Easy; Sarah Vaughan and Her Trio – At Mr Kelly’s; Sarah Vaughan – No Count Sarah.    Avid Jazz double CD  ref AMSC1252. Sarah Vaughan, nicknamed ‘Sassy’ and ‘The Divine One’ had a long career as … [Read more…]


Harold Mabern From the Daily Telegraph to whom we offer our thanks. Harold Mabern, who has died aged 83, was a jazz pianist whose outstanding qualities were fully appreciated only when he had reached middle age. A superb ensemble player and inspiring accompanist, he played with many of America’s finest musicians and singers before becoming … [Read more…]