Thursday, June 4, 2020

Guy Jones Interviews Jim Tomlinson in Stockholm, Parts II and III

Jim Tomlinson photographed by Goio Villanueva
As noted in earlier posts in Jazz Flashes, my Stockholm-based confrère Guy Jones, founder of the reissue label Fog Arts Records, has had the chance to interview Jim Tomlinson on three separate occasions that the British saxophonist/flutist visited the Swedish capital along with his wife, American vocalist Stacey Kent. You will find the first part of their conversation here. Back in 2018, a mere five months after their first meeting, Guy recorded a follow-up to their conversation, pretty much picking up where they'd previously left off. The second part of their chat was recorded at Stockholm's Humlegården and is a perfect companion to the first, since the two of them cover some different ground, but it was not to be the last. Being a frequent visitor to Scandinavia, Tomlinson met up with Guy for a third time at the same spot a year later, in October 2019, and on that occasion the discussion centered around British jazz greats such as Dudley Moore, Tubby Hayes, Johnny Dankworth, and Cleo Laine, among many others. All three podcasts, which may be found on the Fog Arts YouTube channel, should be of interest to serious jazz enthusiasts. The second part is available at the end of this post for your listening pleasure, while the third installment may be accessed here.


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