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Louis Armstrong and Steve Andrews.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Spotlight on Spotlite

In the right hand column I've added a link to Spotlite Jazz; not for any commercial reasons but because of the amount of quality, mainly British, CDS in their catalogue; at good prices too!
Just as Tempo and Esquire provided the outlets for Brit Jazz in the 1950s Spotlite have done the same with material from the 1960s onwards.
If your tastes run to guys like Tommy Whittle, Pete King, Dave Cliff, Tubby Hayes, Don Rendell, Allan Ganley or singers such as Barbara Jay and Lee Gibson to mention but a few then there is a treasure chest of riches to choose from.
Also available is the complete American Dial catalogue from the 1940s. Legendary performances by Charlie Parker, Fats Navarro, Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, Howard McGhee, Diz, Dodo, Al Haig - all the bebop pioneers including Birds earliest sides with Jay McShann.
EMail Tony Williams (not the late drummer) for a catalogue.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Anyone remember Al Haig at the Corner House around 1980?
He was playing with the Scott Adair band.
Back then, the Corner House was noted for its dead accoustics and Scott used to try and overcome this by using a WEM Copicat echo unit.
The copicats resembled a mini tape recorder and Al Haig, convinced he was being illegally recorded, refused to play until it was switched off.
Scotty switched it off and Al then preceded to play some of the best modern piano ever heard at the venue!

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