We are very sad to hear of the death of Canadian Mike King whose label Reel Recordings did huge service to bringing the legacy of British jazz out into the open. The full story is in Sid Smith’s blog.
We first came across his fine work when we interviewed trombonist Nick Evans, for whom he brought out a double album of the band Dream Time. Mike King was over in the UK last year for the launch of the Robert Wyatt biography. This is a very sad loss indeed.