introduction             main contents


Derek Woodall as he looked at the time

Derek Woodall as he looked at the time

To misquote one of Ronnie Scott's classics, 'If you've enjoyed reading this book half as much as I've enjoyed making it, then I'll have enjoyed it twice as much as you.' It has been a pleasure to wade through all these old photographs again and to remember those evenings of the Seventies when we had so much jazz to experience.

I was surprised how sharp these memories were, which is indicative of the impression the music and the characters had on me and it is a tribute to the members of the jazz committee who made these things possible.

Derek Woodall