NYJO 1985-1995

NYJO 1985-1995NYJO enters its 3rd decade. Three more LPs before the transition to Cds, 12 issued before the decade is out! Here we gone!

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1986

NYJO is 21 and theres a 21st Birthday Party at the place where it all started, The Marquee Club Wardour Street London.
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and during 1985 and 1986 tracks are recorded for the next LP With an Open Mind

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In 1987 Britain was on the threshold of a new era in TV, the launch of the first Europe Wide Satellite TV channel! It’s all very familiar,
yet very strange!

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NYJO 1987 SuperChannel 1
Dawn of a new age!
NYJO 1987 SuperChannel 2
the VIP arrives!
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More Europhoria
NYJO 1987 SuperChannel 4
Closeout of Britain’s first night
of Satellite TV!
NYJO 1985-1995And from that madness NYJO went on to release this;

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A brilliant combination of talents and genres!

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And this!

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The second vocal Album on the BBC label.
Lorraine Craig’s beautiful Album contains
‘Where is the Music?’ perhaps one of the most well known NYJO tracks, not least because of a certain alto saxophone solo by a certain 15 year old Nigel Hitchcock.
This was also issued on Cd, times are a’changing!

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1988
1988 London Weekend Television invited NYJO to perform ‘The
Portraits Suite’
in an informal concert at the famous South bank
Television centre. ‘Portraits’ composer Harry South MDs and Jack
Pennington draws!

Captured on private video.
NYJO 1988 at LWT Part 1
NYJO 1988 at LWT Part 2

The Portraits Suite would be issued some years later on CD

NYJO Big Band Xmas!

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Possibly the first outing (if that’s the word) of the NYJO Big Band
Xmas (BBX)

The 3rd clip is the inevitable yet somewhat surprising finale!
Captured on private video.
NYJO 1988 BBX 1
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NYJO 1988 BBX 3

 

and this becomes NYJO’s first Cd only issue.

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‘Fun Factory’ ITV

NYJO 1988. 4 members of NYJO
(including impossibly young Gerard
Presencer and Chris Dagley) visit the ‘Fun
Factory’ ITV


And then its off to Malta

 

 

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NYJO 1985-1995And on return the Cd!

1990 A New Look!

British Gas step up the sponsorship Stakes in 1990 with a big Launch at a South Kensington Roof Garden.
And the stands get a makeover with a new logo!
Curiously the NYJO Typo/pictogram logo used on 2 of the Cds never made it onto the stands. But it was clear a less whimsical more corporate look was needed.  This one didn’t rely on colour and manages to combine NYJO and National Youth Jazz Orchestra in one design.
British Gas Sponsorship Launch

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1990 This creditable effort at capturing a NYJO gig with an early VHS setup

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Captured on private video

And then rather more successfully a professionally produced video presented by Miles Kington.
NYJO 1990 and The Giants of Jazz
Corporate video

1990 also sees the release of another remarkable concept album featuring a suite from Paul Hart. This was originally commisioned and dedicated for a recently departed husband, but as we’ll see, this suite over time grew with movements dedicated to NYJO players who died before their time, most poignantly the movement ‘For Richard’ which is dedicated to Richard Symons, himself the featured soloist in this first version.

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1991

Trumpets, names anyone?

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NYJO had been doing a stint at Ronnie Scotts each year, usually in the summer. This was another opportunity to record the band live and ‘In Control’ a play on British Gas’ advertising slogan at the time was the first NYJO issue on the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz House label

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NYJO 1991 Gt Yarmouth 1
NYJO 1991 Gt Yarmouth 2
Captured on private video.


NYJO 1991 at the Guernsey Festival

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NYJO 1991 Norwich Union
NYJO are the House Band for this
corporate event for Norwich Union. Corporate video.

1992
Back to Ronnie Scotts. This was another opportunity to record the band live again on the Ronnie Scotts label

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‘These are the Jokes’

features a series of tracks bearing titles that recall Ronnies infamous jokes!

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1993
NYJO 1993 back in Guernsey

NYJO’s part in the Guernsey
Festival 1993 nicely trailed in this festival promo.

 

 


NYJO 1993 play the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham.

This promo made for regional TV


NYJO play the 1993 Littledown Jazz Festival

Captured on private video.


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1994

NYJO 1994 at the Cork Jazz Festival
part 1
NYJO 1994 at the Cork Jazz
Festival part 2
NYJO 1994 at the Cork Jazz Festival
vocalist Jenny Howe delivers the Encore
‘Castles in Spain’

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NYJO 1994 Cork NYJO festival segments

NYJO 1994 Cork NYJO festival segments NYJO 1985-1995

The video about the entire festival featured these NYJO segments.
Remarkably with interviews with Richard Symons, the original soloist on ‘Remembrance’ and Jenny Howe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a new vocal album this time featuring Jaqui Hicks
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More for NYJO 1985 to 1995 to come, including 10 years worth of Ruislip Lunchtime gigs!

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