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Congratulations to Bobby Wellins and Tommy Smith, whose albums Time Gentleman Please and Karma both made it into Jazz Journal Critics’ Poll Top 10 New Issues of 2011.

I haven’t heard Time Gentleman Please yet, but Karma was certainly one of my favourite recordings from last year.

Two to consider when making your nomination for this year’s Parliamentary Jazz Awards?

What looks like a more or less complete concert by Tommy Smith’s Karma has recently gone up on YouTube. This tune from it isn’t on the album: