Oral history of jazz in Britain

Chilkes, Jack. (3 of 4). Oral history of jazz in Britain

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:55:00

  • Shelf mark

    C122/202

  • Recording date

    1994-09-29

  • Recording locations

    unknown

  • Interviewees

    Chilkes, Jack 1922-2004 (male)

  • Interviewers

    Simons, Andrew (male)

  • Recordist

    Simons, Andrew

  • Abstract

    Part 3. Later moved to Polygon, publishing West Indian calypso records with Denis Preston. Carlo Krahmer and Esquire Records. Working on the transatlantic liners of 'Geraldo's Navy'. Visiting the New York City jazz clubs around 52nd Street and elsewhere (1948). Buddy DeFranco, Charlie Parker, Wardell Gray, etc. Harry Hayes/George Shearing anecdote. Paris Jazz Festival (1949). Miles Davis in audience criticising onstage performers. Al Haig. Left record business in 1953, becoming sales rep. and semi-professional musician.

  • Description

    Performer notes: Tenor saxophonist and Melodisc label manager, Jack Chilkes, interviewed by Andrew Simons, 29th September 1994.

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