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Alan Cooper fondly remembered


Published: 03-07-2017

Cool in warmest of ways
 

Cool in warmest of ways

With his laid-back style and pure tone, alto man Geoff Simkins is often labelled as one of the “cool school”. He has no problem with that, and in his latest CD, the trio gives an array of stylish interpretations.

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Published: 02-07-2017

The Hawk at Ronnie Scott’s
 

The Hawk at Ronnie Scott’s

Fifty years ago a young version of Jamie Evans made his way to Ronnie Scott’s club in Soho to hear one of the great figures of jazz, Coleman Hawkins

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Published: 03-06-2017

Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960
 

Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960

The discovery of the soundtrack of a French film directed by Roger Vadim was a wonderful gift for jazz lovers and the resulting double CD with an illustrated booklet is a must for all Monkophiles.

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Published: 02-06-2017

Coops and his phonofiddle
 

Coops and his phonofiddle

This lovely photograph of a young Alan Cooper was kindly sent to me by clarinettist and distinguished broadcaster Anthony Cash.

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Published: 03-04-2017

Martin Taylor, guitar great...
 

Martin Taylor, guitar great...

We take a personal look at one of Britain’s finest musicians. Martin Taylor kicked off his career as a jazz rhythm guitar player but now bestrides many genres with apparent ease.

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Published: 03-04-2017

Wonderfully weird and magically mainstream
 

Wonderfully weird and magically mainstream

We review two new CDs from the USA that pay homage to the past in their own different ways.

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I played piano with Alan Cooper for 30 years, on and off. I admired him greatly as a musician and we became firm friends.

This website is in honour of a superb jazzman and we have included memoirs and pictures from many who knew him.

Time has passed and we have decided now to broaden the range of material within to more general matters as long as they are jazz-related.

Any contributions will be very welcome.

Jamie Evans - Jevans3704@aol.com

 


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