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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).

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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 Tuesday May 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

Lindsay Hannon Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Bobby Durham R.I.P

Another one bites the dust. I never heard Bobby Durham live at least I don't think I did. Oscar Peterson played Newcastle City Hall many times sometimes with and sometimes without a drummer. When it was with, he usually used Ed Thigpen. However, Bobby Durham was well represented on record with Oscar and featured on many of the tracks on what was perhaps his finest group of recordings - the ones he called "Exclusively for My Friends."
Bobby Durham played on the track "Waltzing is Hip"; the first jazz waltz I ever heard that really swung and it was Bobby Durham's drumming that provided the impetus for Peterson's virtuoso performance.
A single paragraph in Down Beat announced that Bobby Durham died in Genoa from lung cancer on 7 July 2008 aged 71.
He deserved more.

1 comment :

Liz said...

Well Lance, in your own caring way, you have provided a personal tribute to someone who obviously was a great musician.

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