Oral history of jazz in Britain

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

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  • Interviewees

    Chilkes, Jack 1922-2004 (male)

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    Simons, Andrew (male)

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    Simons, Andrew

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    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.

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

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