19 November 2012


A huge thanks to everyone who made it to the Deep Jazz Reality do on Saturday night and made it such a resounding success . In fact it went so well the good news is that we've been asked back to do another one in the New Year !
So watch this space for more details as "Deep Jazz Reality Strikes Again" !

There's just too many of you to individually name check here but special mentions to Tony Higgins, Raggy , Gary R. & Mick, Theo, Dave, John , Joran, Mark and  Jazz" The Last Train To Brighton" stronaut!
I've had a few mails/comments from people regarding the night and this from Theo was one of those that really made it all worth while (and No I didn't pay him to leave it !)

Just to say thanks so much for a great night of wonderful music on Saturday! I strongly urge you to do a repeat soon! We'll spread the word and bring a bunch more people next time if you do. To others who didn't make it, I'd highly recommend coming if this gets repeated! Won't hear tunes like this anywhere else!

11 November 2012


Vic Lewis & His Bossa Nova All Stars  for His Masters Voice UK from 1963.

At Home :London 
Shake Keane - trumpet, Tubby Hayes - flute, Jimmy Deuchar - mellophonium, Ronnie Scott - tenor, Terry Shannon - piano, Ray Dempsey - guitar, Freddy Logan - bass, Kenny Clare - drums
And Away : Hollywood 
Shorty Rogers - flugelhorn, Al Hendrickson - guitar, Bud Shank - tenor, Bob Cooper - tenor, Jack Sheldon- trumpet, Victor Feldman - piano.

Boss bossa session from British Big Band leader Vic Lewis with a cast of luminaries from both sides of the pond and featuring the tough "Last Minute Bossa Nova".
First time out in public blogland for this one.It was reissued as part of a "best of" blink and miss it cd in 1991 (cheers Bluebird!) but the vinyl (from which this is ripped) is rare as hen's teeth.

7 November 2012

Blackclassical Interpretations : The Poetry of Sarah Webster Fabio

I am the bearer of water, woodheawer’s mother, prophet, poet, rival, lover; nymph, hag, kitten, bitch even I often can’t tell exactly ....

Blackclassical on the mix again this time for Sarah Webster Fabio over at thewordisbond.

3 November 2012


 I'm teaming up with the mighty Katonah from Private Press to man the turntables and spin a night of hard jazz in London's West End. The date's confirmed - Saturday November 17th and  venue is the compact and bijou upstairs bar at The Queens Head in Denman Street just a stones throw from Piccadilly Circus (next door to the Piccadilly Theatre). Entry is free to all.
Come on down and nod your head, stroke your jazzy goatee,bang your bongos, buy a blogger a beer (there's a few of 'em confirmed already) or just get yer freak on to the heavy duty vinyl sounds of Bacoso & Katonah...DEEP JAZZ REALITY.

Props to Blackclassical for the ace artwork/flyer and G.Raf for sourcing the venue.