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British jazz critic and record producer. Often described as "Europe's first independent record producer", Preston established the influential [l267342] in West London in 1956. He worked with EMI's label Columbia to release many well-known British jazz releases and also branched-out with his production expertise into other genres.
(Cousin of the historian, intellectual, and sometime jazz critic Eric Hobsbawm).
Died: 1979 (aged 63).