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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Welcome aboard Desmond.

Where do I begin to thank you?
Our exchange re Peter Fielding was just the start! The link with back copies of the dear 'ol 'Melody Maker' triggered even more memories - memories I shall share with old ex musician friends I have --and who are still around!
I randomly brought up the 16th February 1952 edition, and on the front page noted that George Evans was 'reorganising at Newcastle' and that Lena Horne was to tour 'in June'.
With regard to Lena's tour (with husband Lennie Hayton), her backing band was, the Teddy Foster Orchestra, whose line up included my pal and best man, trombonist Eric Noble (now 82) who I still see each year in Tenerife, to natter about 'the old days'!
I guess finding your website means that I shall be shutting myself away for the duration. Happily, my long suffering wife of 56 years (whom I met whilst at the Astoria, Charing Cross Road, London) knows of my passion for music and those good days gone by!
Desmond.

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