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Sunday, March 28, 2010

RIP Diz Disley & Kenny Baldock.



LondonJazz reports the deaths on the same day, March 22nd, of two stalwarts of the British jazz scene, both of whom were born in 1931.

Diz Disley was a well known figure in the north-east mainly through his association and friendship with local trombonist Ronnie McLean who worked with Disley in Dusseldorff back in the 1950s.
In fact Diz was playing with Ronnie's band at Newcastle's New Orleans Club the night the police raided it and subsequently closed it down. Not that this was anything to do with Disley - some irregularity in the liquor licence I think.
He was frequently 'up north' with Stephane Grappelli and can be seen in the photo - the guitarist on the left is a young Martin Taylor.
Kenny Baldock was one of those unsung heroes who went through his career providing a solid foundation for just about every modernist of note. Happy memories of hearing him many times and places from the old Flamingo Club in London to Newcastle's Corner House.
Lance

3 comments :

Tony said...

Would anyone know of a recording made, probably around 1962 of the HOT CLUB OF LONDON with Diz, John Barton, Mick Waldron, Malcolm Pool + violinist. or know how I may obtain a copy. Thanks, Tony.
Tony Freer
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antfreer@yahoo.ca

Lance said...

Tony, I have a cassette by the Hot Club of London - "A Tribute to Stephane Grappelli". Unfortunately no personnel or date is given. I suspect the lead guitarist is Denny Wright.

Tony said...

Is there a chance to obtain a copy.
I have been told that the recording I am looking for was Diz Disley, John Barton on Guitar, Mick Waldrun on Drums and Malcolm Pool on Bass plus violinist.
If it is possible to obtain a copy of your recording, can you Email me at ANTFREER@YAHOO.CA and I can give you my address etc. Obviously, I will pay costs. Thanks, Tony

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