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Roy Church
West Hoathly West Sussex
Where can I find a list of up and coming gigs?
peter king
London
Dear friends, thanks for all your many kind messages. They are deeply appreciated.

Is anyone interested if I make aavailable some of my original compositions. I'm thinking of sorting this out if there is enough interest.
Sincerely yours
Peter King
Nick
Folkestone
Hi Pete,

I was at Folkestone Jazz Club for your gig last night. Second time I've seen you perform at FJC, the first occasion you were the best I've ever heard and I didn't think it could get any better, but last night you played to higher level still. Lots of people are saying you've been on fire at your recent gigs and I witnessed that last night and thanks for playing my favourite, Lush Life.

My father was disappointed not to be able to come along, but you autographed a CD for him, which I gave it to him today and he's made up !

Thanks Pete and keep burning !

Nick
Kathy S.
Fulham, London.
Hi Peter, I worked the bar downstairs in Ronnie's, in the early 70's and still rate it as one of the most enjoyable jobs I've had.
My enduring memory of you is, after asking for a job for my sister, I was singing her praises for job well done and you replied, 'what are you, her f..ing manager'. Still laugh when I remember that.
Met some great people there, Mose Alison and so many more, not to mention 'Henry' the doorman!
Glad to see you're still performing, all the best. Kathy S.
Mike Wicks
North Devon
Hi Pete, Flying High what a life you've had so far, a tremendous book. Very informative for up and coming young musicians. I am in my 80's living in N. Devon, but have wonderful memories. Your father asking Joe Harriot if you could sit in with him at the Bulls Head Barnes. You sat near me waiting for the nod on edge fiddling with your alto. Joe nodded and you went up, he said "Cocktails for Two". You sounded great with your cool alto tone. Joe sounded dated at the time. The Bebop Preservation Society played fantastic jazz with you and Tubby, Tubby loved your playing saying yea yea nodding to the fans and extending his arm to you in appreciation. You used to flog LP's to us in the interval and sign them, great. "Collectors items now". The time with Tubby's big band when his springs broke and he couldn't play a note. You found a box of elastic bands and fixed it, he played the gig as if nothing had happened. "Aero modelling saved the day" Pete. I wish you all the best in the future and thank you for all those beautiful jazz solos. Mike Wicks mlwicks33@gmail.com
Martin
Ireland
Hello Peter,

I've just listened to Tamburello; it's haunting, brilliant. I have a question in relation to the album/Ayrton - would you be so kind and get in touch? Thanks, Martin
Peter
ipswich
Saw you last night a the Fleece Jazz Club in your Steve Melling, Andy Cleyndert and Mark Fletcher Quartet.
Great evening and your piece Lush Life, was yet again inspiring. Good to see you again. Smile
Don Allwright

Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the Zyklon CD?
Don Allwright
Manchester
Hi Pete,
I saw you at the Bull's Head last month (22nd June 2013).
Quite phenomenal; also I had never heard Steve Melling before.
I've listened to you live off and on for about 40 years; I asked you in the interval if you had played The Band on the Wall, Manchester recently. I wont remind you of your reply!
I have just finished your brilliant autobiography; I clearly have some catching up to do on your amazing career.
You're about as modest as they come so I'll say it; you're the best British Jazz musician I've ever heard. Keep the live gigs going and please try and play some in the north! Regards,
Don Allwright
jb
sydney, aust
we are in london at the end of the month(July) do you have a gig in the week ending august 2, 2013

saw you at the QE2 hall a few years back and want more

loved the book

would like to find the al and zoot album if you can point me towards a copy

go for it!!
Jonathan
Grogan
Spreading the word about the Bulls Head:

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Stealing Dan (and Don)
Sandy Eeds
Kansas City
Hello Peter

Just finished Flying High lent, not surprisingly, by your friend and ours, Verne Christensen. I was taken on a unique journey through your words and experiences. Astonishing accomplishments combined with an honest insight into a life well-lived. We had the honor of seeing you for the Parker event in KC as well as a special evening at a club in a suburb of Paris maybe 10 years ago. Naturally both events orchestrated by Verne with great thanks by my wife Susan and me.

All the best to you with wishes for the choicest gigs. We hope we can hear you again someday.

Kindest Regards,
Sandy and Susan Eeds
Ale Moglia
London
Hi Peter,
I managed to show you this quick sketch between sets but of course you were focused on your gig. Thanks for such a great music flowing into my ears every time I get the chance to attend on of your shows. A real pleasure.
Here is my way of returning that great gift back to you

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Thanks
Ale
Zocher

craftsmen/artisans should be cheaper
JOHN EVERSFIELD
COLLINGWOOD CANADA
Hi pete, having a trip down memory lane and checking out the web on Dick Morrissey and of course your esteemed self. Great to see you active and I'll try to get your book over here. Great memories of the Gus Galbraith group in our early days. Be well.
John

Jerry Turner
London
Hello Peter,
I had a brief chat with you last year about appearing at the Naturist Foundation Jazz Festival. unfortunately I have lost your card. Please let me have your e-mail address as I would love to have your quintet play at the festival.
Best Wishes,

Jerry Turner
Peter Avis
Ipswich
Hello Peter.
We saw you at the 606 on the 15 Dec. I know Adrian has already wished you a Happy Christmas. I would alos like to thnak you for the most wonderful evening of music. I think it was the best I will ever hear, what a night. Next time will be different and I expect as good.
Have a restfull break and will toast 2013 with you. Wish you a great New Year.
Peter A.
owen.morgan
cm7 2sz
Merry Christmas Pete. 2012 (Thinks, "I would have given anything in the world to have been able to play as well as Peter"Wink
Charles Drago
Rhode Island, USA
Just a brief note of thanks for your extraordinary music and the passion, intelligence, and joy that it brings to my life.
David
USA
Saw you at Ronnie Scott's with Alan Skidmore in 2004 doing a Coltrane tribute concert. One of the high points of my concert going career! Wish I had an opportunity to see you more often, but I have you on numerous cd's to tide me over until the next time. Thanks for all teh beautiful music.
david edmondson
kendal cumbria ENG;AND
brilliant biography brilliant musician and aero enthusiast and without doubt as miles would say you are something else
so best regards for 2013 and beyond david edmondson
jacky huchet
nantes france
Bonjour Monsieur King,

Merci pour votre contribution à l'histoire du jazz.
Avec votre saxophone alto, vous m'avez emballé dans ma ville lors d'une nuit du jazz comme "guest star" du côte ouest big band; je ne suis pas prêt d'oublier votre performance. Je suis également un ami de Joel Toussaint le batteur de Rennes.
A quand un nouvel enregistrement.
Biens sincèrement.
Thomas Hinks
United Kingdom
It was a real privilege to see you perform at the Spotted Dog in Digbeth last night Pete. Absolutely inspirational. Many thanks for signing my CD.
Thomas
ANTHONY CORISH
United kingdom
Hi PETE just listening to MF one LP.. the track " if I though you'd ever change your mind" THAT'S is amazing great sound matey.. I LOVE YOUR SOUND...

TONY CORISH TRUMPETER/ professional Uk
Will Heard
Coventry
Good day Peter - just finished reading your autobiography. Fascinating. I am doing a talk about you at our local jazz appreciation society soon. I have been listening to as much of your work as I can - Notwithstanding the great respect you have from jazzers around the world you are still so underappreciated in your own country. What an irony - Russia giving you a "lifetime achievement" award when we do not even recognise the massive contribution you have made to our own cultural heritage. I would go far to see a production of Zyklon if it ever gets fully off the ground.
Regards
Will Heard
David Ellingham
Cambridge Jazz Coop
Sorry, Pete - I realise I don't have your email address after all. Could you email me so we can sort this date out. Very best wishes, David
Wil Greenstreet
New York City
I forgot to ask, are you ever planning to come and play in NYC again?
I would be there, for sure!!!
Wil
Wil Greenstreet
New York City
Hi Peter,
I sure am enjoying your alto playing...I could listen all day...you have the perfect jazz style as far I'm concerned...a beautiful blend of Bird and Trane....yet it's your sound.
Keep 'em coming Peter.
Wil

PS loved your book too...such an interesting story
Jenny Lansdell
Littlehampton UK
Hi Peter,
Thank you for signing a copy of Flying High for me at Bedales recently. My late partner painted you playing there in the late 90s. Please take a look - scroll down to the bottom of this page:
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Best wishes,
Jenny
Brian Smith
Auckland New Zealand
Hi Peter have just finnished your book Flying High.Great read and memories with you with Tubby and Maynard together and a lot of stuff i never knew.Always loved your playing.
Still doing some playing and teaching over hear.
My Web briansmith.net.nzCheers Brian.
Mr Tommy McCoy
Liverpool
Hi Pete
great book and fantastic read I would like to know if you sell any of your CD and if so can you please let me know thanks Tommy
Trudy and Jaco
Utrecht, Holland
Hee Peter, w,ve been at 606 club, lotsroad, London and we had à wonderfull eve overthere, thank you so much and we have respect for your performance and offcourse the otheronces tank you and best Greets from Holland!

Jaco and Trudy
Pete Williams
Pontypridd
Sorry about Linda. You both and the poodle stayed with me in Cardiff. (We worked in Annie's Room) When I met you together I remember thinking 'Now Pete's got a compass'.
Their voices stay with us, always listen to it.
Got a small house now. Drop in anytime.
Pamela Bailey
Bury St Edmunds Suffolk
Dear Peter. In 1986 when you played in the White Horse Beyton near Bury St Edmunds my husband Woodie Bailey took a photo of you and from that painted a portrait of you. Woodie died in September and I would like to offer you the painting as a gift. I have today been to see Barry who is landlord of the White Horse and sent him down memory lane. Do you remember the time? I can be contacted by this e-mail if you wish to take the idea further. Regards Pamela Bailey
david edmondson
kendal cumbria
i am trying to get a sigend copy of your book can you help
Toussaint Joel
France , Rennes
bonjour,
Je pense bien à Toi,
Je continue la musique dans la région.
J.Toussaint ( drums)
sarah vas
kent
Dear Mr King
It is with great regret that I am writing to you to let you know that my father Olaf Vas has passed away on 11th August 2011 his funeral will take place on 1st September 2011 at kent and sussex crematorium
I recognise from some Charlie Watts albums that you had recorded toegther so I thought I would drop you a line to inform you of teh bad news
Yours faithfully Sarah Vas Sad
Darren Green
Haverhill Suffolk
Great to hear you play at the Bell in Clare again recently and the book was a great read, did not know you are a fellow model enthusiast, had I known sod the jazz we could have gassed all night :-)
Daniel Jackson
San Diego
Ray Charles 1968 we met, hope you remember.
Stephen Megrath
Northern Ireland
Peter,
have been a huge fan since Julian Joseph at proms many years ago. Have you heard of great young alto player Amy Roberts? She has played with Chris Barber and a great man from my part of the world, Jackie Flavelle, I have recently purchased her spare Selmer alto but would love to hear her playing her Mk VI in session with you at some point.
Best Regards,
Stephen Megrath.
Roger Burke
Bellingen Australia
Dear London Eye,
thanks for your trouble.
Louis Stewart was also on the Aussie Wish list ?
Does he do any work these days ?
London Eye
London
Hi Roger,

I have had a search for you and I think you may be out of luck. Pete ris playing at the 606 on 2nd July but I cannot see any London gigs for the dates you specify. Sorry!
Roger Burke
Bellingen, Australia
I'm Stuart's "chum from Australia - in London July 3-16. (arrive next Monday)
Where are you playing - I'm too old to come again !!!

Roger Burke
Duncan Bridgstock
London
Dear Peter,as i was enjoying reading youre book,i wondered if you know the painter Jean Michel Basquiat who featured Bird in his art.Please see youtube sam keller on Jean Michel Basquiat at fondation Beyeler.I met you once thru Peggy Burton (Wray)i hope that youre keeping a stiff upper embouchure !best wishes Duncan Bridgstock
Stuart Carpenter
Suffolk, UK
Do you have a London gig between 5 and 11 July as I have a chum arriving from Australia who is very keen to hear you play? He is an alto player with his own band in NSW.

Many thanks, Stuart
David Chilver
Liverpool
Your book is wonderful. Your artistry and honesty shine out from every page. I last said hello at the gig you did earlier in the year with Alex Riel ( a great evening) My late father Pete Chilver was a huge admirer of yours too. I sent you an e-mail a few days back with some recollections of his (and mine)which you might enjoy. But I'm not sure if I got the address right so you may not have received it. Once again many congratulations and very best wishes for everything you do. David Chilver
Richard Saunders
Perth, Western Australia
I've read, "Bird Lives", Straight Life, Stan Getz - A Life In Jazz and others, but I love Flying High ~ A Jazz Life And Beyond...A truly interesting read, with no holds barred!
It made my eyes pool whilst reading about the loss of Linda.
I quit playing saxophone in 1998 because of a few demons rearing their ugly heads, but reading this book has given me the inspiration I need!
It's good to see us Brits leave our mark on par with the all too dominant US jazz world!
John Clough
Rochdale
I have just bought and read Flying High. This is an excellent book, highly readable and and the truth and honesty shines out from the page like a Peter King solo.
John Clough
Rochdale
Smile
Steve Whiteley
Surrey
Saw you play for the first time at the Club 505 gig for Martin Drew. My friends and I really enjoyed your playing and I have since got stuck into your book which I have found a gripping read! Will be looking out for you at other gigs in the area.

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