CAMDEN DATES CAMDEN JAZZ Festival 1985 is t o be from 18-24 March a t London's Logan Hall, w i t h additional events at the newly opened National Jazz Centre.
More details as we get them.
I PLOUGHING JAZZ I POPULAR South London venue the Plough pub in
Stockwell Road, London SW9, continues its longstanding commitment to jazz w ~ t hthe sterling support of landlords Tony and Jenny
January's dates - 5, Apex; 12. Spirit Level (whose new album Proud Owners on Spotlite will be on sale); 19. Chris Morr~sonQu~ntet;and 26, John Stevens.
PIRATE JAZZ HORIZON RADIO, forced of f the air a f ew months back, is back again as Solar Radio. Once again, jazz is given generous airplay courtesy of Giles Peterson who presents t w o programmes on Saturdays between noon2 p.m. and Wednesdays between 7-9 p.m. Jez Nelson also features jazz on Fridays between 7-9.
Solar Radio can be found on 102.5 VHF.
NEW LAID EGG THE EGG NOODLE, a new jazz bar In Deptford, is attracting the attention of South East Londoners
The venue IS run every Tuesday night by a certain "Cab Crabb" and "C~aoGllberto" who are somewhat tightl~ppedabout the gongs-on
Enqu~r~es.please, t o 16 Marchant Court. Coopers Road. London SEl m
WALCOTT TRAGEDY COLLIN WALCOIT, composer and multiinstrumentalist w i t h Oregon and Codona, died i n East Germany on 8 November when Oregon's mini-bus was involved i n a head-on crash. The roadie, who was driving, died later i n hospital.
The other members of the group were unhurt. However, they were arrested by local police and detained for several hours as, apparently, it is an offence t o be involved i n any accident i n East Germany.
A tribute t o Walcon wil l appear next month. .
TRACKING ON FOUR CHANNEL FOUR'S series The Other Side o f the Tracks returns on 12 January at 6 p.m.
Hosted by Paul Gambaccini, one programme (date t o be confirmed) w i l l focus on producer John Hammond whose long career has spanned artists from Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday t o Bob Dylan and BruceSpringsteen.
DELMAR DATES SINGER ELAINE DELMAR is lined up for a Jazz Services tour in February, supported by the Brian Dee Quartet featuring Duncan Lamont.
Dates are: 3. Maidstone. Hazlitt Theatre; 5. Newcastle, Corner House Hotel; 6. Sheffield. Leadmill; 7. Manchester, Band On The Wall; 8, Liverpool. Unity Theatre; 10, Bognor, Bognor Centre; 13. Nottingham. Old Vic Tavern; 14, Farnham. Maltings; 15, Wavendon. Stables; 16, Peterborough, Great Northern Hotel; 17, Ipswich. Wolsey Theatre; 19, Southampton. Solent Suite; 20, Bath, Redcar Jazz Club; 21, Bournemouth, Wessex Hotel; and 22. Cheltenham. Town Hall.
NEW YEAR'S HONOURS Next month, some of our most regular contributors look back over 1984 and hurl a few accolades around. Don't duck, just watch this space ...
Don Weller -tenor prince
TENORISTS are out In force t h~smonth at !he Prince of Wales club, Parchmore Road. Thornton Heath. Surrey
Dater 6. Olaf Vas. 13. Duncan Lamont. 20. W~llie Garnct and 27, Don Weller
BENEFIT NIGHT A BENEFIT concert for unwell drummer Kenny Clare has been arranged for 9 January at the 100 Club, Oxford Street, London.
Among friends donating setvices wil l be the Ronnie Scott Quartet, Terry Jenkins' Big Band, John Dankworth and Bill Le Sage, plus The Pizza Express
A LITTLE LEE-WAY GEORGE LEE, the Ghanaian-born saxophonist well known for his work w i t h the early Chris McGregor band, has released his debut solo album Anansi on his own label Ebusia.
Anansi features Robert Payne on keyboards. Ernest Mothle on bass and percussionists Kofi-Adu and Nana Tsiboe.
A twelve-inch single, "Seashells"lUSong of Peace", caught on i n the discos late last year, so George - living here since 1962 - is hoping for a prosperous New Year.
See "Soundcheck" for review.
OLIVER'S BLUES PAUL OLIVER, noted blues historian, has published a new book Blues Of f The Record(Baton Press). The book is Oliver's own selection from thirty years of field trips, including articles, interviews and sleevenotes, many of which are unavailable elsewhere.
Blues Of f The Record is £12.50 (hardback), available from specialist shops or from the publishers (Baton Press, 44 Holden Park Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent).
ROSlE DIALS ROSlE SMITH continues to promote good home-grown music at the Seven Dials jazz club, 46 Earlham Street. Covent Garden. London, every Thursday.
January's programme is: 3. Howard RileyIEddie Prevost Duo plus Prevost Quartet; 10. Messrs Holder, Clarke, Jacobsen & Moore; 17, Ian Ballamy Quartet; 24, Ken Hyder'sTalisker; and 31. 5uper:azz.
Also at the 100 Club (14 January) wil l be Blue Note Revisited. featuring Ray Warleigh and Chris ilW runs a regrrlar gig exmy ThursX W&s Wlne Bar. 34 M&ngton SEl. wEh a trio plus guests. TO, tan Ribmy; 4, Mtke M w r ; 11. P PI, R q p i h m h a m (Cbewkii &mi%: Z~~ w*; a d %St . - m
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