George Russell: “Arranger” – RCA, Decca, and Riverside years (1957-63)

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LondonJazzBeachcomber has been out with the reissue quality detector again. This time he has found some early 60’s Riverside recordings repackaged by ABC Records, new owner of Riverside after Orpheum, in 1969, cheap as chips.  ABC merged a selection from several titles … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: Jeff Kruger’s Jazz At The Flamingo (1956) Tempo

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Selection: Laker’s Day (Baseball and basketball fans may want to skip this section) . Tubby Hayes dedicates his second guest spot, Laker’s Day, to English cricketer Jim Laker  – who just that day had taken a record 19 wickets in one day against … Continue reading

Tony Kinsey: Jazz at The Flamingo (1957) Decca

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  Selection: Just Goofin’ Artists Joe Harriott (as) Pete Blannin  (b) Tony Kinsey (d)  Bill Le Sage (p,vib) Bob Efford (ts)Recorded London, May 16, 1957 Music There is a gibbet in the Tower of London reserved for anyone saying this, but there is only very … Continue reading

John Surman et al : Jazz in Britain 1968/9 Decca

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Selection 1: Shepherd Oak Selection 2 Bessie Artists John Surman (bars) Alan Skidmore (ts) Mike Osborne (as) Harry Becket (flgh)  Malcolm Griffith (trb) John Taylor (el-p) Harry Miller (el-b) Alan Jackson (d) (on Bessie, substitute Kenny Wheeler (flgh) Tony Oxley (d)) … Continue reading

Calling London jazz fans…forthcoming Dobells exhibition, April 10 – May 18, 2013

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  UPDATE April 4, 2013 FINAL Dobells Jazz Folk Blues Exhibition – Programme of Events Dobells Jazz Folk Blues Press Release “Every London Jazz fan was born within the sound of Dobells…” I am delighted to pass on, to any interested … Continue reading