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David Gelly

Creation date: 16 February 2017

 

Source: National Jazz Archive

 

Reference: NJA/IJR/WK/4/1

 

Lambeth resident since the '70s, musician and journalist David Gelly confesses you'd have little trouble to identify, in what was then the London suburbs, a stream of venues where you could access live jazz. We learn setting up gigs and venues operated on more relaxed terms previously. Also, David describes those times were often without the stability to keep bands together, not benefitting from the bigger audiences the inner city was more able to generate.

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