Sonny Rollins September 07 2019Today is Walter Theodore "Sonny" Rollins 89th Birthday Born this day 7th September. He has been recognised and one of the most influential and important Jazz musicians. In his 70 year career he recorded over 60 albums and Sonny is still going strong playing concerts and recording so to you sir I thank you for your gift to us and I wish you the most fantastic 89th Birthday and I hope you many many more
Freddy's book August 01 2019The book Ronnie Scott's 1959-69 features the photography of Freddy Warren. An Exhibition at the Barbican Centre from October 12th until January 4th will accompany the publication from ReelArtPress
Tony Hall June 28 2019So 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 2019Happy 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