‘I won’t lie, I was truly scared, but my fear was nothing compared what the liberation freedom fighters or the young Portuguese army recruits who refused to fight went through. I’ve thought about it a lot – would I do it again? I can honestly say yes.’
One of the most profound statements on music I’ve ever heard or read was made by the saxophone player Charlie Parker, he said:
I was saddened to hear of the death of one of my favourite jazz pianists, Horace Silver.
At last spring is here, West Ham are staying up and I feel jazzy. So here is a list of some of the albums that have been on heavy rotation on my turntable. Its a real mixed bag, I hope you like some of the tracks. All are readily available, so you should be able to pick any up you think you might like.