Category Archives: General Jazz Interest

Bobby Wellins and SNJO “Culloden Moor Suite” CD out today

“In 1961, Bobby Wellins was inspired to compose The Culloden Moor Suite after reading John Prebble’s vivid account of the last pitched battle on British soil. Fifty years later, Bobby Wellins and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra joined forces to re-create … Continue reading

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Bobby at Retro Bistro, Teddington, Tuesday 26th August

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Bobby at Rottingdean Festival tonight!

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Bobby Wellins documentary “Dreams are Free” – screenings in August and November.

In 2010, independent film-maker Gary Barber started working on a documentary about Bobby’s life and career.  Gary first met and interviewed Bobby ten years previously and says he was “enchanted by his stories, lyrical voice and his passion for music”.  The … Continue reading

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606 Club 25th Anniversary Festival 22nd May – 2nd June

  The 606 Club will be celebrating 25 years at Lots Road with a 12-day festival involving 42 bands.   Bobby will be playing with Don Weller as part of the festival.  Here’s a short interview with Bobby on his … Continue reading

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Jazz Photos – A great-looking new book

I spotted the a review of Herb Snitzer’s new book Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir in the Wall Street Journal. According to WSJ: “Working in New York between 1957 and 1964, the photographer Herb Snitzer witnessed a transition … Continue reading

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Peter King’s Autobiography now published

Peter King,  as many fans will remember, was just a teenager when he played the opening night at Ronnie Scott’s new jazz club in Gerrard Street, London in 1959. He has remained one of the great British saxophonists for the … Continue reading

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Warne Marsh: An Improvised Life

Fans of modern jazz in general, and the tenor saxophone in particular, will need no introduction to Warne Marsh, famously a pupil of the ‘Tristano school’ and long-term collaborator of Lee Konitz and others. A few years ago Safford Chamberlain … Continue reading

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