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Val Wilmer: "The festival [New York Musicians Festival], an impressive exercise in African-American self-reliance, had come about after the promoter George Wein had moved his annual Newport Jazz Festival to New York the previous year [1972], and paid scant attention to the avant garde." - (Wire June 2020)

Dave Rempis:Ten years from now, I can see musicians streaming concerts in real time and charging a minimal amount for people to watch.” - (DownBeat September 2013)


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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

R.I.P. Malcolm Laycock

More sad news on the jazz front. Former BBC Radio presenter Malcolm Laycock has passed away. The big band DJ died on Nov. 8 age 70. I listened regularly to his Sunday night shows which concentrated on the best of British and American big bands. Malcolm Laycock left in July this year replaced by Clare Teal there was some acrimony surrounding his departure and, according to various media reports, reflected badly on the BBC. Obituary. Lance. Families anger at BBC.


Liz said...

How very sad, he was one of the last Sunday presenters from the "old school" I think David Jacobs is about the only one left. At one time we had a feast of such people. Benny Green & Alan Dell being my particular faves. They made Sunday afternoon listening a real pleasure.

Lance said...

Today's Sunday Express revealed the families anger at his treatment by the BBC.
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