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Alan Cooper fondly remembered


Published: 02-01-2019

How Peter’s pizza boosted British jazz
 

How Peter’s pizza boosted British jazz

Jamie Evans remembers Peter Boizot, a man who made a massive contribution to the home jazz scene.

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Published: 02-01-2019

Great monument to Monk’s legacy
 

Great monument to Monk’s legacy

A herculean task undertaken by pianist Frank Kimbrough involved recording the complete compositions of Thelonious Monk on six discs. The efforts of Frank’s quartet were extraordinarily successful, says Jamie Evans

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Published: 21-02-2018

Simple, swinging and superb
 

Simple, swinging and superb

A new trio album from a master of percussion versatility showcases jazz in its purest form. Joyful rapport between three top instrumentalists

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Published: 20-02-2018

Diz does the Formby Songbook
 

Diz does the Formby Songbook

This little gem features the sadly-missed Diz Disley in his homage with voice and banjolele to George Formby

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Published: 10-01-2018

Sandy at his majestic best
 

Sandy at his majestic best

This album was recorded in 1970-71 and portrays Sandy Brown in his prime, with the trad format long discarded but still retaining the fiery passion and originality of his early days

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Published: 09-01-2018

Sandy - a loving tribute
 

Sandy - a loving tribute

In 1982, cornet player Digby Fairweather recorded his own tribute to Sandy Brown. The first 10 tracks of this album are a type of biographic record of the clarinettist from his Scottish beginnings. Like Digby’s musical memorial, the other tracks, recorded in 1970-71 which include Sandy himself, are equally enjoyable.

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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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