Sunday, August 28, 2011

Jazz In Relief

Here's a thing of beauty. I've been playing it all Sunday morning.  For years, I was obsessed with finding a copy in good nick and when I did I played it non stop for a month or so, filed it away and forgot about it. I'm glad I've rediscovered it. It's a jazz record of sorts, not of the free blowing variety but a wonderfully melodic trio recording. The playing is beautifully restrained throughout. Sunday morning music my dad would have called it. I've always liked the cover. It looks oddly futuristic and nostalgic at the same time. On the back of the record it says the photograph is called 'Three Lions' which has always confused me because I can't for the life of me see a single lion on it. The link above is for the French issue which I found online but I much prefer the cover of UK issue from 1967 which can be viewed below. I hope you enjoy too.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rising Stars

...... delighted to see that this is finally getting a release in a nifty new bag although I do have a certain soft spot for the rather splendidly 'stiff upper lip' 1964 sleeve.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Fantom Salon

I'll be spinning a few 45s in Glasgow, Scotland this evening.  Feel free to stop by and say hello if you're in the vicinity.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Tracy Nakayama