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Tony Hall June 28 2019

So sad to hear that Tony Hall the Former Decca Record Music Executive(columist DJ and Record Producer) has passed away aged 91 yesterday

Chick Corea June 12 2019

Happy Birthday to legendary Pianist Chick Corea

Freddy's Book June 10 2019

the name of the book is :- 

Ronnie Scott's 1959-69 

it has already had a very favourable review ……..reading 

Ronnie Scott's 1959-69 is due for publication on October 17th 2019, accompanied by an exhibition at the Barbican in London.

If you know Reel Art Press then you know that they only ever produce brilliant and beautiful books and this promises to be up there with some of their best.

Ronnie Scott's in London is one of the worlds most celebrated Jazz clubs and this book marks the clubs 60th anniversary. Freddy Warren began photographing Ronnie Scott's when it was still a building site and went on to photograph every happening at the club for over ten years.

This is the first time his vast archive has been accessed and nearly all of the images are completely unseen. Photographs of Ronnie and Pete sitting around a fire warming their hands on the building site and inspecting walls are followed by performance shots of the greats of Jazz including Miles Davis, Art Blakey,             Stan Getz, Zoot Simms,Duke Ellington, Nina Simone and many more. Powerful on stage portraits are accompanied by relaxed off stage moments such as Yusef Lateef holding an impromptu meeting around soup pots in the Kitchen. This book is a warm and intermate portrait of a legendary jazz venue. 

 

to say i was very pleased to have read this is an under statement I know my uncle Fred would be so happy and humbled by the attention his work is getting so on his behalf i would like to thank you 

 

 


Freddys Book June 10 2019

Well finally I can tell you all that a book on Freddy's work is due for release on October 17th it has taken some time for it to come to fruition but its been a worth while wait I would like to thank some people that have given me so much help and encouragement first of all I would like to thank Tony Normand for taking on this book and all of the amazing people at Reel Art Press who make this publishing company so amazingly good at what they do. Graham Marsh for all of his invaluable input. Mark Baxter because with out him this book would never have happened this man is one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet and Victoria Yeulet for her encouragement and help thank you all so much 


Miles Davis May 26 2019

Miles Davis Jazz Trumpeter,Band leader, composer Born on this day in 1926 in Alton Illinois

Buddy Rich April 02 2019

Its been 32 years today since we lost arguably the best drummer we have ever seen and it goes to show even today how much his music is loved and how much of an infuence he has been on so many of todays drummers and still his music is played and appreciated by so many and of all different ages

comming soon February 05 2019

please keep an eye out for some important news

Ronnie Scott January 29 2018

Today would have been Ronnie Scott's (OBE) Birthday born in 1927 he was an English jazz tenor saxophonist and jazz club owner with a wicked sence of humor and a lovely fella 

Hugh Masekela January 23 2018

Another sad day today as we lose another great of music Hugh Masekela the South African trumpet player who succumbed to prostrait cancer... His music was a cultural force during aparthied

Jon Hendrix November 23 2017

Jon Hendricks, a jazz singer and songwriter who became famous in the 1950s with the vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross by putting lyrics to well-known jazz instrumentals and turning them into vocal tours de force, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 96