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…]

Joe Temperly obit from the Daily Telegraph

Joe Temperley, who has died aged 86, was a jazz saxophonist who, after a successful career with Humphrey Lyttelton’s band in Britain, moved to New York, where he continued to flourish, playing with, among others, the Duke Ellington Orchestra . His principal instrument was the baritone saxophone, renowned for being stolid and unwieldy, but capable … [Read more…]