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BBC Radio Times Archive
The content of the Radio Times from 1923-2009 has been digitised and is available as the "Genome Project"
genome.ch.bbc.co.uk. It is possible to search by name, date etc, and details of many jazz programmes from any year can be found, often complete with band personnels.
British Pathe
British Pathe has uploaded it's entire collection of 85,000 historic films in high resolution to the YouTube channel along with newsreels etc. Among this vast collection will be many featuring British bands and musicians.

From Richard Hazlewood, a regular visitor and contributor to this website: Good little session with Art Ellefson and Ronnie Scott – just found it on YouTube! Maybe you’ve never seen it.

YouTube link

Published on Nov 9, 2014 by Robert Page
Here's some of the many fantastic live recordings I managed to make way back in the 70s & 80s. All feature Tony Lee and a host of other fine UK Jazz musicians. There is a link to my Google cloud drive from where they can be downloaded for free at the end of this. For me, Tony was one of the UK's most underrated pianists. I shall always remember the great pleasure he gave to all who heard him play, something you can clearly appreciate on all the recordings.

(On the other side is a list of recordings available.)



All 32 gigs are free to download. Going by the line-ups there are some great gigs here.
Sound is good considering the source although only in mp3 format - mid range bitrate.




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Bill Le Sage \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Art Morgan Leather Bottel, Merton - April 1978

Bill Le Sage \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Tony Mann Bull's Head, Barnes - 10th July 1974

Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Alan Ganley \ Tony Utter(congas) Burford Bridge Hotel, Box Hill, Surrey

Danny Moss \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Tony Mann Leather Bottel, Merton - 5th September 1974

Denny Ogden \ Willie Garnet \ Alan Stewart \ Ron Humphries \ Eric Sinclair \ Matt Matheson \ Spike Hughes \ Eddie Cooper \ Martin Drew The Hopbine, Wembley - 1st October 1970

Dick Morrisey \ Terry Smith \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Roger Sellars \ Terry Jenkins Bull's Head, Barnes - 31 March 1976

Dick Morrisey \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Tony Mann Bull's Head, Barnes - 23 June 1974

Harry Klein \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Barry Squires \ Art Morgan Leather Bottel, Merton - 26 May 1975

Joe Temperly \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Martin Drew Burford Bridge Hotel, Box Hill, Surrey - 6th February 1977

Johnny McCleavy \ Jack Emblow \ Louis Stewart \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Martin Drew Bull's Head, Barnes - 5th July 1975

Lennie Best \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Dick Brennan Bull's Head, Barnes - 30th October 1974

Lennie Best \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Tony Mann Leather Bottel, Merton - 11th July 1974

Louis Stewart \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Martin Drew Bull's Head, Barnes - 23rd July 1975

Martin Taylor \ Tony Lee Pizza On The Park - 18th January 1984

Peter Coe \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Martin Drew Leather Bottel, Merton - 20th March 1975

Peter Coe \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Tony Mann Leather Bottel, Merton - 8th August 1974

Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Martin Drew Private Party, Twickenham - 15th February 1975

Ronnie Ross \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Martin Drew Bull's Head, Barnes - 4th December 1974

Terry Smith \ Dave Quincey \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Martin Drew \ Lofty Amao(Congas) Bull's Head, Barnes - 19th September 1974

Terry Smith \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Alan Ganley Bull's Head, Barnes - 26 January 1977

Terry Smith \ Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Ron Etherington Bull's Head, Barnes - 1st May 1973

Tony Lee \ Bill Le Sage (two pianos) Pizza On The Park - 27th January 1982

Tony Lee \ Spike Heatley Bull's Head, Barnes - 23rd June 1971

Tony Lee \ Spike Heatley Bull's Head, Barnes - 28th July 1971

Tony Lee \ Ian Stewart \ Tony Kinsey Bull's Head, Barnes - 7th July 1987

Tony Lee \ Spike Heatley \ Tony Kinsey Bull's Head, Barnes - 8th + 19th July 1986

Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Bill Eyden Leather Bottel, Merton - 19th December 1974

Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Martin Drew Leather Bottel, Merton - 15th March 1976

Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Martin Drew Pizza Express, Dean Street - 5th September 1982

Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Terry Jenkins Leather Bottel, Merton - 22nd June 1981

Tony Lee \ Tony Archer \ Martin Drew \ Tony Utter(congas) Leather Bottel, Merton - 1st March 1978

Tony Lee \ Tommy Whittle \ Tony Archer \ Martin Drew Wigmore Hall W1 - 9th March 1975

RESTEAMED RECORDS
the Stan Tracey collection

ReSteamed was formed in 2006 and is dedicated to the recordings of Stan Tracey exclusively, listing his past, present and future releases.

Originally, Steam Records, owned by Stan and Jackie Tracey, recorded important groups led by Stan in the Seventies and Eighties but they were only ever issued on vinyl.

ReSteamed will be making all of these sessions available again on CD, along with previously unissued sessions going back to the Sixties, as well as Stan's latest recordings.

For details of all releases click on the website link below:

The Blue Notes
The South African Jazz Exiles
This site is to celebrate the lives of five musicians who exiled themselves from South Africa in the 1960s. Namely, Johnny Dyani - bass; Mongezi Feza- trumpet, Chris McGregor - piano; Louis Moholo - drums and Dudu Pukwana - alto sax...
www.bluenotes.me.uk

Jasmine Records have produced more CDs than any other company in re-issuing British modern jazz from the late 1940s to the early 1960s...have a look at their website...

Vocalion Records are producing CDs of re-issued British jazz from the 1930s through to the 1960s...have a look at their website....
Remember Tubbs
A Tubby Hayes Tribute Web Site


Ian Carr's Nucleus Tribute Web Site



Melody Maker Readers Polls - 1960 to 1974

THE FESTIVAL HALL, EAST KIRKBY
BAND CALL
A book to set your feet tapping,
A journey in fascinating detail
tracing the history of a local dance hall in
Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.
Published in separate issues for all who
are interested in social history or a wider
interest in the great British Dance Bands,
Jazz, Skiffle and Rock n Roll. Special
features about the many personalities who
toured the dance halls of this country
during the period 1950 - 1963.
Written by Trevor Lee - money raised from the sale of this book will go to:
RAINBOW TRUST AFRICA
Further information is available from:
trevor.lee80@ntlworld.com
Bebop Spoken here is a blog that will interest most jazz followers. http://www.lance- bebopspokenhere.blogspot.com/
Run by Lance Liddle in the North East he describes it below:
Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt. Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century. The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes. Lance wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.

News of a jazz blog that may be of interest to visitors to this site. The blog offers up pre 1960 jazz and comes with a statement of purpose that says:"This blog is dedicated to the promotion, presevation, dissemination and discussion of pre-1960 British jazz. Contributions of all styles are welcome but the emphasis will be on modern jazz from the era".
(Please click on link below...)
http://britjazz.blogspot.com/


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