I have just spent an enjoyable afternoon listening to various jazz records including a live recording of Alex Welsh on We7. You can here it here (may require free registration):
Notes from a Jazz Life, Welsh was told by his doctor that if he drank another bottle of Vodka he would die. So he took a bottle of vodka and died after drinking it.
Don't let this story put you off though. Alex's music is joyful, warm and full of life. Its a pity that his recordings tended to be across smaller lables as it means there are not too many available to buy these days, but if you keep an eye out you will find them, although perversely you will rarely see or hear of him in Edinburgh.