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Bebop Spoken There

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 Tuesday May 21



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


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.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My Buddy - Buddy Rich

If you haven't heard/read this Buddy Rich lecture to his band click here. It's an insight into the mind of the late, legendary drummer.

WARNING! This item contains some non-swear words!


Roly Veitch said...

I wonder if Bird was so abusive to Buddy over his heavy handed drumming on those early bebop sessions?

Liz said...

That's a lovely number" My buddy"
"Nights are long since you went away.....
hadn't thought of that one for ages... I know it doesn't relate to the subject, know me with lyrics!!

Lance said...

You're right there Liz - in fact it couldn't have been less related to the subject! I'd have hated to have had this Buddy as a buddy!
Many years ago my wife and some friends were in the Post Office Tower Restaurant in London and Buddy Rich was dining at a nearby table.
She asked him for his autograph and he duly obliged only for her to discover later that he'd signed it "Bugs Bunny"!
Yeah, he was a great guy!

Roly Veitch said...

It all poses an interesting philosophical question. Fantastic technique, abrasive insensitive personality, big ego.
Great art?
Answers please.

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