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Randy Brecker: "It's still a thrill for me today to stand out front of a big band as the soloist and hear all that sound going on behind you. It brings the best out of me" - (DownBeat June 2019).


2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Monday May 20



Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.



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Saturday, June 21, 2008


Factual necessity decreed that, given the position he now occupied in the wider musical spectrum, part two of the Quincy Jones saga would be less jazz orientated than part one.
Nevertheless, it was still good viewing. The insight into his work with Michael Jackson including the record breaking (no pun intended) album, "Thriller", gave me a greater appreciation of the much maligned young Michael's work albeit, it must be said, without making me want to rush out and buy the CD.
One moment to treasure was the surprise Quincy expressed when he discovered that Rod Templeton, the guy who was to work with him on many Jackson record dates wasn't, in Q's words, "a brother" but a white guy from Cleethorpes--I ask you, Cleethorpes!
Even so, the partnership must have worked well as they collaborated on many successful albums and soundtracks.
Let's hope this BBC4 program is the forerunner of many more in a similar vein.
I'm not holding my breath.


Liz said...

So annoyed to think I missed both of those progs, what's more I knew they were on too!

Bill Montgomery said...

What have you got against Cleethorpes?

Lance said...

Nothing against Cleethorpes,I stayed there for a fortnight--one weekend.

bill said...

Very funny - ha ha. Check out the Cleethorpes Jazz Weekend (starts Sept 4th)then tell me of a better festival.
It's been going for 9 years now.

Lance said...

I apologise, Cleethorpes Festival looks good.

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