JazzRoc versus “Chemtrails”

Contrail Facts and “Chemtrail” Fictions

Music from my Synth – Jazz/Rock

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Page Contents

Songs – History – Influences – Equipment – Friends – Spot


Clicking on the titles listed below will play them for you.

“Revelation on the Road to Ely” – It happened on the road of discovery for the Bard of Ely. A revelation…..

“Bluer Than Blue” – You know what “blue” is? Well, this is bluer than that. Floydian.

“Ice and Fire” – Ice interacting with fire – as a fanjet turbine cutting through the stratosphere, or maybe as a Southern Comfort plus ice.

“Kingfisher”  – Here’s our band “Totem3” in all its glory. Steve Andrews (the mad greenbeard) sings his own composition while accompanied by Alan Mansfield’s harmonica and my “rhythm-and-blues band”.

“Imogen May” – Schmoozy fifties easy swing jazz, a slow foxtrot to celebrate my younger daughter’s marriage to Frank. Her name is Imogen May.

“Stadium Time” – You are walking into a stadium where the band “JazzRoc” is playing. You step through the backstage corridors until you arrive at the stage door. You enter…

“Another Day”  – A plaintive reggae blues song co-composed and sung by Alan Mansfield. This theme is familiar to all, and perhaps reflective on the consequences of boredom and drink…

“Dancing As One”  – Paul Jones plays his co-composition to my “small rock-and-roll dance band”. It’s a “Last Waltz”, and couples shuffle softly over the darkened floor, dancing so close that you can’t see any gaps…

“Hanging in the Air”  – My “jazz quintet” (piano, sax, organ, bass, drums) gets down to play a natty twelve-time number which represents the freedom of hang-gliding, soaring like a bird, expanses of land laid out before one’s eyes, and solitude…

“My Mind’s Made Up”  Totem3 closes this performance with a wickedly onbeat song composed, sung, and accompanied on the harmonica by Alan (The Harp) Mansfield. He’s definitely leaving this town…


My Band History:

1959-’65 – Bass guitarist and pianist in a dozen rock bands in South England.

1989-95 –  Studio technician, sampler and composer, London.

1996 to date – Composer, works: “Voyage” and “World-of-Wisdom” CDs. Technician for “Twelve” and “Out There” by Michael Cartwright. “Crazy Paving”, “Jazzroc” , “JazzRoc’s World”, “My Joanna”, co-composed with Paul Jones, and “Totemized” with the singing composers Alan (The Harp) Mansfield and Steve (Bard of Ely) Andrews.


My influences:
“Nutrocker” by Bee Bumble and the Stingers started me playing, Everleys (started me singing!) Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Hollies, Beatles, Stones, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Tina Turner, John Mayall, Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder, Monk, Davies, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Zappa, Chaka Khan, Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Basie . . . much more!


My Equipment:
M-Audio Keyrig 49 Keyboard, M-Audio Fast Track Pro, Pentium Dual, Spirit Folio Desk, Technics SU-V300 Class A Amp, 30yr-old Wharfedales, Beyer mike, Windows XP SP3, Cakewalks Pro 8 and 9, 3 different Jammer sets, Cubase and a plethora of VSTIs.


This is a difficult gap to fill from a remote island early on, so-to-speak, because of the relative rarity of recording equipment – especially in the sixties. The incredible change of the present day from the past is still difficult for me to comprehend.

Well. Here’s one: Pete Downes whom I’ve known and admired for about fifteen years now. He has a website at Petedowns.com. Here’s his “Street Scene”:

He’s quite an all-rounder, so ferret through…



My Favorite spot?
View of La Gomera Island from Las Americas, Tenerife. Do you like surfing? It’s spring all the year here. If you like the cold you can climb Mt. Teide.(12,000 ft)





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  1. Hello jazzroc,
    Mr. Jeff Well’s photograph appears to be “doctored” a bit too much. Why would a modicum of contrast and saturation need to take place? Why not show the actual event as originally photographed, instead of making adjustments?

    Hiya, John, it is not “doctored” at all. It has had its contrast increased (and maybe its “sharpness”) to draw attention to both the granularity and spectrum in the aerodynamic contrail. It is a remarkably clear picture.

    This is a blatantly “Photo Shopped” picture. If the ice trail is backlit AND lit from the sunlight from above, then why is the bottom of the aircraft fuselage so lit up? And, why are there pinpoints of light on the forward right portion of the red jet engine cowlings? If the sunlight was emanating from above, then certainly there would be no substantial light source from below the aircraft to generate such a photographic effect.?

    The underside of the plane is brilliantly backlit by the EARTH (or more accurately the sunlit cloud beneath). Pinpoints of light would be reflections of light from the camera plane. Only if the Earth were MATT BLACK would the underside of that plane be in silhouette. (A fine example of “blatant photoshopping” is a “chemtrailer’s” trail “gap” which you can find on this site. THAT is “photoshopping”!

    Thus, the doctored photograph negates any claims that it is in fact real… And lets not get into how a jet, traveling at several hundred mph, can be photographed by a guy, traveling at several hundred mph, in another jet — 1200 meters below — can attain such a pristine looking photograph… Think, “turbulence”, “camera shake”, “light diffusion”, “statistical probability”….

    It appears you are unable to understand or interpret physical realities.
    In the stratosphere there is NO TURBULENCE. The stratosphere gets warmer within increasing altitude and has a serene stability. It’s the reason why passenger planes fly there…
    The camera plane is also a jet. It is smooth – there is NO VIBRATION. The subject is BRIGHTLY LIT from both above and below, meaning that shutter speed would be fast, which also reduces any likelihood of camera shake.
    “Light diffusion” – the atmosphere is clear…
    “Statistical probability” – you’ve lost me there… probability of what? Taking the picture?
    You should get out more often, perhaps buy a camera, go for a flight in the stratosphere (instead of through your fantasies), read a library book on the nature of the stratosphere…
    And in the meanwhile, desist from ignoring physical realities and smearing and slandering others, thus forcing me to edit your comments.

    John Aytche

    January 24, 2009 at 9:43 am

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