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…]

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…]

Obituaries

  Dick Williams – “My mate……..” (This article appeared first in Just Jazz magazine) by Brian Harvey It was one of those gloomy, misty, damp Friday evenings that Wales seems to do so well, I often wonder if the Bards invented them to inspire sagas of doom? Sister in law Shirley with my wife Rachael, … [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…]