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    Just noticed the obit for John Mayer in The Guardian, who died aged 73 on March 9th: those Indo-Jazz Fusion numbers with Joe Harriott never get tired...

    Anyone hear the more recent (1996 onwards) 'John Mayer Indo-Jazz Fusions' releases the obituary mentions, or the 1982 James Galway 'Plays Mayer' LP? Didn't know about those...

    Some great quotes, though: "Once, wearying of Ravi Shankar's pontificating about Indian music's spirituality, Mayer impishly suggested he give the proceeds of his next concert to charity...Shankar's look spoke volumes".
    a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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    A friend of mine informed me that Neil Ardley also died earlier this month.
    Aparrently he had just recorded some new music.
    You can't take a stocking offa bare leg

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      26 May 1937 - 23 February 2004

      It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Neil Ardley.

      Neil Ardley is a British composer and author. He is the former leader of the New Jazz Orchestra and the composer of several well-known works for jazz orchestra, notably Kaleidoscope of Rainbows, dating from the 1970s. He is now active as a composer in choral music and recently composed a large choral work called Creation Mass. Recordings of most of his compositions are available on this website.

      Neil Ardley has also written a hundred information books, mainly for children, on science and technology and also on music.

      http://www.neilardley.com/

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