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

  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…]

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…]

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…]

Pee Wee Russell’s paintings

Fed up with him spending his leisure time just watching TV and drinking beer in their New York apartment Mary – Pee Wee Russell’s long-suffering wife – bought him a painting kit and said – we’re told “here you are – don’t just sit there – paint. After being initially nonplussed by the idea – … [Read more…]

Jazz web sites

http://www.redhotjazz.com/   www.jazzradio.com/   download.cnet.com/s/jazz-radio   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz   https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/RedHotJazz/info   http://www.jazzology.com/index.php – Jazzology records, American Music etc with live sounds   http://www.chrisbarber.net/   http://www.redhotjazz.com/ – a superb history source   http://www.avidgroup.co.uk/ – record company   http://www.jazzfm.com/ – radio   http://nommagindex.azurewebsites.net/welcome – New Orleans Music magazine   https://www.jazzology.com/index.php – record labels and books   http://www.folkways.si.edu/ – records   http://www.fellside.com/ – Lake … [Read more…]

Memories……..

    Memoire – jazz days in Soho and beyond……..   Originally for Just Jazz magazine   I was reminiscing with friends in my Welsh retirement refuge recently and they suggested that some of the more printable ones – what to me were the exciting events with the Dobell record shop  (see photo above) crowd and … [Read more…]