Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Suns are glowing, at least that is the promise for today,

But we all know that they wont be tomorrow! You can however always obtain that warm glow that you know Hedsor Jazz always delivers.

I gather quite a large number of you played truant last week. I myself was laid up again! Missing 2 Thursdays this year due to ill health is not really a good enough excuse, but hey hoe. After lots of antibiotics I will be there, waiting to greet you for Thursdays Jazz Session this week!

It will be the regular Clive Burton Quintet, so put in your requests to him from their extensive repertoire.

They have made a number of recordings in the past, but I wonder if you would like them to have another one ready in time for Christmas? Let me know what you think.

My holiday period is coming up in July. Swanage and Marlborough Jazz festivals are both on my radar, as is also the Ealing Jazz Festival. Then in August my own mini festival night, August 8th. I will be celebrating 75 years of survival, and 54 years of marriage! To help me do that we will have Vasilis Xenopoulos, Nigel Price and Gill Cook all accompanied by our lovely Clive Burton Quintet. OR you could go to someone else’s jazz festival and see them there!

Not having been well should have had me glued to my loudspeakers, but strangely I didn’t fancy doing more than sleep! When I did listen it wasn’t to anything new to me, rather I sought solace in the past!! 2 CD’s I have mentioned in my blog before, both reissues from the late 1950’s and early 1960’s


“Humph, Bruce and Sandy Swing at the BBC” on the Upbeat label just happens to remind me of how good the jazz I listened to in my early years really was. Players like Tony Coe, John Pickard, Stan Greig, as well as the entitled Humph Bruce and Sandy were all great players. On this album alone you can hear Stan on piano and drums!! This album (URCED182) has been around since 2002, but I’m sure Liz Biddle (of Upbeat Records) will still sell you a copy. British Mainstream jazz at it’s best.


The other album has Humph’s band, and a derivation of the Sandy Brown band from the other CD, recorded by that other radio station we sometimes tuned into that wasn’t run by the BBC, Radio Luxembourg! Now issued on Vocalion “The 208 Rhythm Club Volume 2” has some more of that wonderful period for British Mainstream jazz. Both sessions, one by Humphs Band which still included Tony Coe, and one with Al Fairweather and Sandy Brown’s “All Stars” have an unusual message “Thanks George” included in them. Apparently link announcements after the adverts were done by George Melly, but they were dubbed in after the session! So, we have all of the studio recording (in excellent sound quality, no AM Hiss here) complete with introductions by the band leaders!!

It really is a first class music, issued this year. Vocalion CDNJT 5316.


So, until our tryst tomorrow…..TTFN

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