Lol Coxhill soprano saxophone
Mark Browne alto saxophone
I was living in a village in Wiltshire on the edge of Salisbury Plain. Collingbourne was the nearest village hall.
I posted flyers all over Marlborough and convinced some people from work to come. It made the local paper, but that came out on the day of the concert.
It wasn't a full hall, but attendance was okay.
Regarding Lol's narrative at the start of 'part six', I went into a music shop in High Wycombe after the concert and we talked about the Lyon Clarinet. Generally regarded as a joke, they didn't even consider it to be an instrument. Useless and in the wrong key.
Seemed like a very practical instrument to me. No need to transpose when reading music in concert pitch and easily fixed if broken.
The keys just push back into place
released May 3, 2022
recorded 18 March 1994 onto DAT by Mark Browne at Collingbourne Kingston Village Hall, Brunton, England
DAT transfers by Steven Cossar
mastered by Jim McEwan
supported by 15 fans who also own “Collingbourne Kingston Village Hall”
Mike Osborne was a very special musician...I remember him as quietly intense and thoughtful and not a seeker of the limelight...I must have seen him play dozens of times in many small venues from ‘68 to ‘75 or so...I loved his playing...a high end technician but full of heart as well as head...I still listen to his music a lot on the original vinyl and i’m so pleased this gig has surfaced.
Hugh respect to Jazz In Britain for their whole initiative...you have made an old man very happy... John Cratchley