As tomorrow is a new month, do I continue with my posts about various Jazz Artists or not?
It was a great bank holiday so far, the children were out around the funfair and no doubt stuffing their faces with Candyfloss, Cream Soda and Chocolate, and she had discovered that the fair had a mini-spa for the weary adults. She lowered herself into the hot tub and looked around, there were very few … Continue reading 3TC:
As it is international Jazz Day, here are a handful of albums that should be in every jazz library.
Edward Brian "Tubby" Hayes (30 January 1935 – 8 June 1973) was an English jazz multi-instrumentalist, best known for his tenor saxophone playing in groups with fellow sax player Ronnie Scott and with trumpeter Jimmy Deuchar. https://youtu.be/AK_X1vCwnyY One much repeated story about Hayes' early career was told by Ronnie Scott. Scott was playing at a … Continue reading Jazz Appreciation Month: Tubby Hayes
https://youtu.be/PrG4LfQBr28 Ronnie Scott OBE (born Ronald Schatt, 28 January 1927 – 23 December 1996) was an English jazz tenor saxophonist and jazz club owner. Ronnie was born in Aldgate, East London, into a Jewish family. His father, Joseph Schatt, was of Russian ancestry, and his mother Sylvia's family attended the Portuguese synagogue in Alie Street. … Continue reading Jazz Appreciation Month: Ronnie Scott
It's been a while since I did a proper post here. First up, I am beginning to suspect that my skin is allergic to new shoes. I base this on 10 days of new shoes and my feet are doing a good impression of the Singing Detective: It occurs to me that this last two … Continue reading
https://youtu.be/lwDQgRq73MA Humphrey Lyttelton, or Chairman Humph, was some of a constant figure in my life from a teenager until his death in 2008. I first became aware of him as he was the host of the comedy radio panel show "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue" which also featured two thirds of the Goodies on … Continue reading Jazz Appreciation Month: Humphrey Lyttelton
Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was a jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical directions in a five-decade career that kept him at the forefront of many … Continue reading Jazz Appreciation Month: Miles Davis
If you could interview anyone from your life living or dead, but not a celebrity, who would it be and why? I have answered this question or variations of countless times. So this occasion I will say drummer Art Blakey, it would be interesting to speak to a man who saw through so many new … Continue reading Share Your World 29th April 2019
Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was a tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist. https://youtu.be/x_c4QeAJduI Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young was one of the most influential players on his instrument. In contrast to many of his hard-driving peers, Young played with a … Continue reading Jazz Appreciation Month: Lester Young