on 14/6/06 7:08, David Brown at johnhaleysims@...
> The notes for that series suggested there was a treasure of stuff never
> issued. The Jazz Times were also a Nevers production, a name always
> associated with quality issues. Is he still with us ?
As far as I know, yes.
> Also where are the lost Swing treasures likely to be. Who owns them ?
French EMI. Anything which remains unissued after the Jazz Time series will
still be in their vaults if it survives.
Contemporary test pressings could be anywhere, in the hands of the artists'
descendants, in the Delaunay collection (Phonothèque Nationale?), in the
hands of anyone to whom Delaunay gave copies at the time. There may even by
some in the Panassié Collection (Discothèque Municipale de Villefrance de
Frémeaux have drawn on some of the likely collections for their Django
Intégrale but I don't recall much previously unissued material from Swing.
To extract anything from EMI of course requires either a clever operative
capable of hoodwinking the bean counters (and Daniel Nevers has done his bit
there) or a multi-millionaire offering a leasing deal they can't refuse, and
we seem to be a bit short of them.
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