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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 Monday May 20

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

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Saturday, April 04, 2009

RIP Bud Shank

Heard him at a Newcastle Jazz Festival (pictured left) with Shorty Rogers back in the 1980s - also in Holland with Rogers, Bob Cooper, Bill Perkins and other west coasters. In the company of guitarist Laurindo Almeida, Harry Babasin (bs) and Roy Harte (dms) he recorded an album of Brazilian music long before the bossa nova came into fashion. One of the great flute and alto players he stood alongside Lee Konitz and Art Pepper in the L.A. alto hierarchy. Like Art, he attempted to move into freer areas but it is as one of the cool boys that I'll always remember him. Listen here. Aged 82, Bud died April 2, 2009. Obit. Lance.
PS: Only just discovered that it was Bud who did the evocative flute work on The Mamas And Papas' "California Dreaming" - one of the great instrumental 'interludes' of popular music.

1 comment :

russell said...

Hi Lance

For the record the Shorty Rogers - Bud Shank Quintet played the Newcastle Playhouse on Friday 4 May 1984.

Russell

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