Jazz Festivals – and if you have more info please contribute

  March 27-30 – 2020 – Venture Away – Heathlands Hotel, Bournemouth, Dorset. 01305 750797. www.ventureawaymusicweekends.co.uk –  paul@venturewaymusicweekends.co.uk April 2020 – 24th – 27th – Warner Jazz Break, Norton Grange, Isle of Wight. 01983 760323 – Quote code JAX20 June 2020 – 11 to 14 – 23rd Kircudbright Jazz Festival, Kirkcudbright, Scotland. 01557 330467.  www.kirkcudbrightjazzfestival.co.uk … [Read more…]

Blues – Folk – CDs and News……..

  Lightnin’ Hopkins: Four Classic Albums (The Rooster Crowed In England / Lightnin’ (The Blues Of Lightnin’ Hopkins) / Last Night Blues / Lightnin’ Strikes) (2CD) – Ref: AMSC1363 AVID Roots continues with its Four Classic Roots Album, series with a re-mastered 2CD third release from Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins, complete with original artwork, liner notes … [Read more…]

Avid Records – great value double album Jazz reissue series

Charlie Parker   Five Classic Albums   Avid Jazz ref      AMSC1364 Here’s yet another bargain compilation from Avid with a very fine five LP selection from Charlie Parker’s output from the early 1950’s and taken from Verve’s huge reservoir of the saxophonist’s work. CD one opens with Charlie Parker – Bird and Diz recorded in 1949 … [Read more…]


BUCKY (January 9, 1926 – April 1, 2020) by jazzlives Bucky Pizzarelli gave so generously of his sound, his melodic intelligence, his wit, his swing.  We could be forgiven for thinking we would always have him.  Here are two versions of TRES PALABRAS from the Atlanta Jazz Party, memorable in their quiet simple intensity. 2012, … [Read more…]