Out Gunning the 2020 Covid 19 Live Jazz Blackout: J&J YouTube No 18 Cleo Laine “My Man Don’t Love Me”

This Jazz&Jazz YouTube is extra special. Flashback to a glorious summer’s day in 2014 when I was hugely privileged to film Cleo Laine singing “My Man Don’t Love Me” with her daughter Jacqui in the gardens at The Stables.

A Golden Opportunity !

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz&Jazz

In Lieu of Live Jazz 14: Tuba Skinny “Blood Thirsty Blues”

Continuing the Jazz&Jazz Campaign to compensate for the Coronavirus Live Jazz Blackout with selections from earlier Jazz&Jazz YouTubes.

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Barry Palser – A Tribute

I learned from John Petters earlier today the sad news that
Barry Palser has passed away.

The news came as a stunner because his band was one of the first
I followed, photographed and filmed when I got back into jazz some
15 years ago.

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Long Live London’s Legendary 100 Club

“Musicians have welcomed plans to give London’s legendary 100 Club special status as part of a move to protect grassroots venues.”
(Editorial, Just Jazz Magazine, April 2020)

A very welcome announcement indeed bringing a chink of cheer to UK jazz in the midst of the Coronavirus Plague.

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“Saving All Our Love For You” Jazz&Jazz Remembers Nick Singer

Always a hit with Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle fans, Nick Singer, sublime as ever, takes centre stage on banjo with Doolally Tap at the Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle Summer Festival, July 2019.

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Yoshio Toyama: “Recapturing the Spirit of Jelly Roll Morton”!

Over Christmas I was delighted to hear from my
Japanese friend, Yoshio Toyama:
“Dear Peter,
“Thank you so much for making each article on Jazz&Jazz so nice!”

Yoshio and Keiko
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“Nick Singer Was Something Special!”

The sad news that Nick Singer had passed away, so soon after I filmed him playing with Doolally Tap at The Ivy House in September, stunned me.

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The Spirit of Satchmo Survives in Tokyo

I was delighted to hear from my long standing Japanese Jazz Friend
Yoshio Toyama just a few days ago. His email contained just one line:
“Japanese leading news paper in English had an article on us!”
But he enclosed the article which I know he would want me to share
with my followers here on Jazz&Jazz.

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“Celebrating Way Out West!”


Tad Newton (trombone/vocal), Gary Wood (trumpet/vocal), (Mike Wills (clarinet/sax),
Alan Haughton (piano), Tomas Pederson (bass), Ronnie Fenn (drums)
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“On Higher Ground”

I recently exchanged messages with Jonny Boston which brought back memories of a magical Jazz&Jazz YouTube I filmed a while ago at
The Bay Jazz Club.

The band featured Trefor Williams on “Big Bertha”, his beloved Double Bass, not too long before he himself reached Higher Ground.

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