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National Jazz Archive...
The National Jazz Archive, located in the county of Essex in England, holds the UK’s finest collection of written, printed and visual material on jazz, blues and related music, from the 1920s to the present day.
Founded in 1988, the Archive’s vision is to ensure that the rich tangible cultural heritage of jazz is safeguarded for future generations of enthusiasts, professionals and researchers. The Archive contains fabulous interviews, magazines and photos of musicians. A visit is very much recommended...
To visit the NJA website click on the logo on the right...

Stan Tracey
Three articles by Les Tomkins about Stan Tracey originally published in ‘Crescendo’ can be read on the Archive website.
The first piece details Stan’s successful musical career of over 60 years.
The second features the Stan Tracey Big Band’s classic recording ‘Alice in Jazzland’ from 1966.
In the third, Stan talks about the years he spent as house pianist at Ronnie Scott’s.
‘Starless and Bible Black’, a wonderful example of Stan’s work from his ‘Under Milk Wood Suite’, featuring Bobby Wellins on tenor sax, can be heard here...



Jazz periodicals
The NJA website contains copies of many jazz magazines or journals here...
More about Jazz Illustrated...
Victor Feldman
Three articles about Victor Feldman originally published on the 'Jazz Professional’ website can be read on the Archive website.
The first is an interview with Victor by Les Tompkins, dating from 1965 and 1971...
The second is an interview with Victor by Les Tompkins, dating from 1971...
I the third three jazz musicians discuss the 'Virtues of Victor Feldman'...


Jimmy Deuchar
Two articles about Jimmy on the Archive website were originally published in Jazz Professional. The first, a tribute by Ron Simmonds, was written in 1993.
The second is an account by Ronnie Scott of a trip to New York he made accompanied by Jimmy Deuchar and baritone player Ronnie Ross in 1963.


This page was last updated during June, 2016.
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