Tag Archives: archive photographs

Anthony Braxton Quartet (w. Marilyn Crispell), The Jazz Cafe, London, April 1991.

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Tommy Smith Sextet. The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, c1986-1990.

These photographs confuse me. I have no recollection of the gig in the slightest, and I didn’t record the date. The backdrop shows the Queens Hall.

Tommy Smith said by email that he put the sextet together before recording Paris, which was released in 1992 – but that only adds to my confusion because I wasn’t living in Edinburgh at that time!

I can’t think how I could have forgotten such a good line up – Tommy, Steve Williamson and Julian Arguelles on saxes, Guy Barker on trumpet, Terje Gewelt on bass and, Tommy’s email said, Jason Rebello on piano. I think it looks like Ian Froman on drums behind Tommy in one of the pictures.

Trumpeter Colin Steele was in negatives on the same film; Tommy Smith says he’s never had Colin in his band, so I presume that Colin was providing the support.

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Nice Jazz Festival, July 1977.

Some photographs from my second visit to the Nice Jazz Festival (“Grande Parade du Jazz”) at in the Roman ruins at Cimiez, Nice. (Here are my pictures from the previous year, 1976.)

Joe Newman and Clark Terry

Nice 77 1-15

Joe Newman

Nice 77 1-13

Clark Terry

Nice 77 3-09

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Dizzy Gillespie

Nice 77 3-15

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Alan Dawson, Jon Faddis and Dick Hyman

Nice 77 3-02

Zoot Simms

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George Duvivier and Arnett Cobb

Nice 77 3-10

Earl “Fatha” Hines and Eddie Graham

Nice 77 2-08

Nice 77 2-09

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Dave Brubeck

Nice 77 2-11

Nice Jazz Festival, July 1976.

For several years, my father went to the Nice Jazz Festival, set amongst the Roman ruins at Cimiez. In 1976 and 1977, it coincided with our family holiday. I wasn’t much of a jazz fan as a teenager: a week of jazz at Nice was sufficient for a whole year. (It was a few years before I really got gripped.) But I did take quite a few photographs (a habit which has stayed).

Doc Cheatham

Nice 1976 2-34

Joe Newman

Nice 1976 1-05

Dick Hyman

Nice 1976 1-03

Gerry Mulligan

Nice 1976 1-14

Illinois Jacquet

Nice 1976 2-01

Eddie Daniels and Zoot Simms

Nice 1976 1-16

Nice 1976 1-21

Zoot Simms

Nice 1976 2-03

Nice 1976 1-32