When I first was attracted to our music, a chance hearing of Art Tatum, then Oscar Peterson, I was just starting grammar school.
Visiting Windows Record Shop within the Arcade at Newcastle upon Tyne, the covers of albums held almost unimaginable pleasure.
Although this particular was never mine in the fifties, I've never forgotten it. Anne-Marie, my soulmate of long standing, bought for a recent birthday, I'm far from disappointed by it, it for me brings back ghosts, some achingly beautiful, others forgettable, that's what jazz does, I guess all music does that, come to think of it.
Superb. 'Stardust', if nothing else on the disc, is worth the wait.
Thanks, Bru', for the elapsed time, well, it feels I've never been away.
Dr. Ivan Clark