Big Jay McNeely Interview:  13th July 1991

On the 16th September 2018, saxophonist Big Jay McNeely died peacefully in Moreno Valley, California. There were few obituaries to note his passing; in death, as in life, true recognition of his very real contribution to the birth of rock n’roll had again eluded him. Most rock history books credit the first rock n’roll record […]

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A Unique Jazz Photo Collection of Previously Unpublished Images

This website contains a photo archive comprising over 2,500 jazz photographs taken by Stuart Nicholson  during a period that covers just over two decades — from the early 1980s to the early millennium years. They were taken in the pre-digital age of 35 millimetre films, pushed ASA ratings and hand held metering  and offer a very personal window onto  two exciting decades of jazz. The Home Page slideshow  displays over 100 shots that provide a flavour of what’s on offer.

Although a few of Stuart Nicholson’s photographs have previously appeared in The ObserverThe GuardianThe Financial TimesThe Irish TimesThe Times, The Independent, jazz magazines and a handful of books, almost all have never been in the public domain before. What makes this archive unique is the eyewitness account it provides of jazz from early 1980s to the early Millennium years. Almost every genre of is covered (check out the Collections tabs that bring selected photographs together under  headings such as Blue Note, Free Jazz, Jazz-Rock, Big Band and so on) featuring literally hundreds of jazz artists.

All the photographs  in this archive are available at a reasonable cost – click on the image and follow the onscreen prompts if you want to obtain a licence for commercial use or if you simply want to buy shots  to enhance your listening space, den, office or living area.

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New European Ruling on Copyright Infringement of Photographic Material on the Internet

According to the Politico website, with effect from August 7, 2018, internet users must ask for a photographer’s permission before publishing their images, even if the photos were already freely accessible elsewhere online, the European Court of Justice ruled. Please note the implications of this ruling relating to copyrighted material on this website. “The posting on a website […]

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