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  Cancelled – June 2020 – 11 to 14 – 23rd Kircudbright Jazz Festival, Kirkcudbright, Scotland. 01557 330467.  www.kirkcudbrightjazzfestival.co.uk July 23-26 – Fest Jazz – Cancelled –  Chateauneuf-du-Faou – Brittany. contact@fest-jazz.com – www.fest-jazz.com – Coach trip from UK including hotel. For info call Tad Newton on 01604 858549 – tadjazzfriends@gmail.com July 25 – 31 -8th … [Read more…]

Avid Records – great value double album Jazz reissue series

Lester Young   Four Classic Albums   Second Set  Avid Jazz AMSC1366 LP albums included here on the two CDs – Count Basie Kansas City Seven and Lester Young Quartet; Lester Young – Blue Lester; Lester Young – The Jazz Giants ‘56; Count Basie at Newport Lester Young might not have released an album called ‘Giant Steps’, … [Read more…]

Obituaries

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…]