Bebop Spoken There
Jimmy Owens: "I was in California for three months and didn't get a haircut. Then I got it to the shape I like, and I've been wearing it that way for two and a half years" - (Down Beat January 25 1968).
Claire Martin: “He [Richard Rodney Bennett] was such a consummate musician.” – (Jazzwise September 2014)..
Today Tuesday September 23
Always a stomping good session.
Gavin's bands are always interesting and this is well worth the trip.
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A harrowing, at times confusing and often very sad, 1987 autobiopic of the iconic tragedian that was Chet Baker. Amidst all the trauma and chaos, the beautiful trumpet sound and the strangely appealing voice shine through. "Blame it on my Youth" and the title song are just two of the gems. But there are many others. "Almost Blue," recorded in the very twilight of his 58 years, has a poignancy few singers achieve at their peak. I wonder why so many super-talents have such flawed lives? -----YouTube Clip. The trumpet playing and the vocals will be hinted at tonight at the Highfield Hotel, East Rainton by the ROLY VEITCH TRIO whose lives, they tell me, are totally flawless. Free Admission. Start 8.00 pm. Lance.
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The Building Was on Fire But The Band Played On. Tom Dibb Trio and Lauren Housley at the Highfield Hotel.
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