Self-taught multi-instrumentalist Alan Arnold describes the good times of a lifelong career playing trumpet and bass parts of traditional mainstream jazz, locally around Essex, nationally, and internationally. Playing a variety of clubs, festivals, radio…
Kent-born freelance jazz photographer Brian O'Connor emphasises that his rich portfolio of jazz legends and events has largely been thanks to the right timing and connections from the start. Limitations and customs of the '40s and '50s sparked…
Nigerian born saxophonist Camilla George ‘got to love jazz’ initially through the vivid exposure her parents provided. A good breadth of jazz via their vinyl collection and regular trips to Ealing Jazz Festival which intrigued and bewildered the youngster…
Adrian Green, promoter of Southend Jazz Club, tells how he was originally inspired by the New Orleans roots of jazz. Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s it was easy to be directly motivated by the music available. With many live venues playing jazz as…
Interview One: Pure Art
Two interviews by Les Tomkins with jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal discuss his musical career. Both interviews conducted in 1979.
Interview Two: Producers
Two interviews by Les Tomkins with jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal who discusses his musical career. Both interview conducted in 1979
Interview One: Back to that Applause
The American saxophonist and composer talks to Les Tomkins twice in 1982; also, an interview by Tomkins from 1965.
Interview Two: The Broadening World of a Player/Writer
The American saxophonist and composer talks to Tomkins about practice, other musicians and compositions.
Interview One: Success Story
First interview in 2004 where vocalist Alan Dean talks to Ron Simmonds about his success in the television industry.
Interview Two: Testing the Water
A brief description about the career success of vocalist Alan Dean which includes his success in America and his European tour.