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Postby margaret » Thu May 29, 2008 2:47 pm

This is a bit embarrassing but since there are so many people here someone might be able to point me in the right direction.....

Last Summer (I know l said it was embarrassing :oops: ) Jonathon Ross played on his Sat morning radio 2 show an almost instrumental song by a jazz artist. I actually thought it was a recent record because it was so good anyway he said this man had been dead for quite a few years and he had a double barrelled surname OR an initial before his surname...

I did search for him on youtube and there were some tributes to him playing the song, then l went to buy an album and whoosh clunk the name has escaped me and bugged me ever since!

Anyone any ideas?

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Re: Need help to find jazz artist.....

Postby KatzenWaffe » Thu May 29, 2008 3:16 pm

Could this be him . There are not many Jazz musicians with a double-barrelled name.

www.heckstall-smith.com/content/home.htm.

I remember ,years and years ago, he used to busk on Hungerford bridge in London before he hit the big time. He played like a God,and my friend and I asked him why he was playing on a bridge if he could play like that. He replied that he preferred the atmosphere on Hungerford Bridge to that in Jazz clubs.
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Re: Need help to find jazz artist.....

Postby margaret » Thu May 29, 2008 3:55 pm

Katzen, no that's not him this man was black. But thankyou for that l've been looking at him on youtube, never heard of him before and will now have to add d*ck Heckstall Smith to my record collection, that man can play! 8)
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Re: Need help to find jazz artist.....

Postby pike1 » Thu May 29, 2008 4:38 pm

Margaret... although it is a while back there are usually records kept I understand of music played in programmes ....I did the same sort of search with a TV station for some music...try e- mailing the BBC website with your request..I think they have a specific page where you can post your request.... :)
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Re: Need help to find jazz artist.....

Postby ponky » Thu May 29, 2008 5:18 pm

Hi Margaret, was it big band, piano or what? Blues, swing?
Earl "fatha" Hines?
Antonio Carlos Jobim, not jazz but great. Stan Getz ( sax) played his compositions.
You could try here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_jazz_musicians

Maybe jog your memory! :)
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Re: Need help to find jazz artist.....

Postby chimaera » Thu May 29, 2008 5:24 pm

Margaret: if you give us a clue, it would help. Instrument, for instance.
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Re: Need help to find jazz artist.....

Postby chimaera » Thu May 29, 2008 6:08 pm

Just bumping for Margaret.
For all you jazz fans, one of the best -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZbI2VZF ... re=related
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Re: Need help to find jazz artist.....

Postby ponky » Thu May 29, 2008 7:18 pm

Chim, don't know where you are, but I bought a DAb addition for my Bose, to listen to "The Jazz" station.
Then they removed it. That's all I listened to :(
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Re: Need help to find jazz artist.....

Postby chimaera » Thu May 29, 2008 7:21 pm

Snap!
Bl**dy pain.
Luckily, I've got a fairly big jazz collection - inherited my father's which was great, although he had a lot of stuff on 8-track which has been problematic in transferring. Luckily, my son has managed.
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Re: Need help to find jazz artist.....

Postby ponky » Thu May 29, 2008 10:42 pm

bump for Jelly "roll" Morton.
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Re: Need help to find jazz artist.....

Postby ponky » Thu May 29, 2008 10:50 pm

If it was J. Ross, more likely Acker Bilk :lol: :lol:
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Re: Need help to find jazz artist.....

Postby chimaera » Fri May 30, 2008 8:14 am

ponky wrote:If it was J. Ross, more likely Acker Bilk :lol: :lol:

:( I hope not! This has got me intrigued. Come on, Margaret - give us a clue!
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Re: Need help to find jazz artist.....

Postby margaret » Fri May 30, 2008 8:37 am

chimaera wrote:
ponky wrote:If it was J. Ross, more likely Acker Bilk :lol: :lol:

:( I hope not! This has got me intrigued. Come on, Margaret - give us a clue!



eek! :oops: All l remember was it was almost instrumental in that it had very few words, l'm sure it was a double barrelled name and when l looked him up on youtube there was the song on a tribute page, he was black and died a while ago.

The song was ace, as l said it almost sounded recent (unless someone had remastered it?).

It's really bugging me now l've GOT to find out who it was. Thansk for the wikipedia page ponky l've had a look and nothings jogging my memory yet...

Going to email the show, god l hope they don't read it out - oh look this twerp wants to know what song we played LAST YEAR.... :oops:

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Re: Need help to find jazz artist.....

Postby ponky » Fri May 30, 2008 11:11 am

What about this one, few words.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjJaH40rArU defy you to keep your foot from tapping. :mrgreen:

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Re: Need help to find jazz artist.....

Postby margaret » Fri May 30, 2008 11:33 am

ponky another great :mrgreen:

Now l'm searching for blues artists just in case and l've just discovered Long John Baldry - oh my! :bounce:
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