Edge of Jazz
A dedicated radio show for Exeter and the World Wide Web
Jazz Links & More!
Exeter still has an HMV branch in Princesshay and from time to time there are cheap jazz CD’s . Elsewhere in the City Jamie is the helpful owner of Rooster Records at 98 Fore St Exeter, EX4 3HY Telephone 01392 272009, where you can find an intriguing mixture of vinyl and CD’s, but no website yet.
Pueblo Records and tapes: Based in Pueblo Colorado USA they seem able to find any jazz CD you might want. Their website is pueblorecordsandtapes.com- phone 719-561-1700 (time difference is 7 hours ahead) e mail email@example.com and follow their (intermittent) twitter feed @pueblorecords Good prices too!
I’d also recommend The Drift Record Shop in Totnes www.driftrecordshop.com or at 103 High Street Totnes TQ9 5SN (01803 866828) for its eclectic and far ranging stock. Get on the mailing list!
Depending on your pockets and your devotion to the music www.amazon.co.uk is a usually reliable source, as is the parent company at www.amazon.com - but with the latter be sure to check out the prevailing exchange rate before buying!
Recorded jazz is best heard on a system that gives a full dynamic sound. The Edge of Jazz uses, and endorses, an Arcam P349 amplifier (www.arcam.co.uk) with Acoustic Energy AE109 speakers (www.acoustic-energy.co.uk) For advice on suitable turntables we recommend viewing www.bestturntable.com and seeking their advice.
As far as the written word is concerned there is extensive coverage of jazz and jazz related events in many newspapers and I’d particularly commend the coverage in the Guardians’ Friday supplement and online at www.guardian.co.uk/music/jazz. However for much more details of the British Jazz scene it’s hard to beat the authoritative Jazzwise magazine www.jazzwisemagazine.com which gives good coverage of the widest possible news and some excellent reviews. There are also some useful sites which are twitter based.
Exeweb is the unofficial website for Exeter City Football Club and can be found at www.exeweb.com and you’ll see just how fanatical a group of fans can be about a football (or soccer if you’re in the US!) club. In 2018 the Club has been owned by its supporters for 15 years after nearly going out of business entirely in 2003.
Finally one of my other abiding interests is helping to restore the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway which closed in 1935. About 1 mile of track has reopened and there’s a lot more to do. In late 2017 planning permission was given for another four miles of track to be reconstructed Find out further details at www.lynton-rail.co.uk
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