Bebop Spoken There
Digby Fairweather: (on becoming a full-time trumpet player) "Suddenly comforting, taken-for-granted aspects of my old life - sick pay, holiday pay and the annual bonus - were all gone and, instead, it was time to be haggling over fees, sleeping on floors, travelling on coaches, never trains for economy, always phoning after 6 or at least 12, fearing bills as they came in, I couldn't even get credit at Debenhams." – (Jazz News International Jan/Feb 1989).
Tony Williams: "I said, 'Miles, I mean Mr. Davis, can I sit in with your band?' Miles said, 'Go back, sit down, and listen'. So that was the first time I met Miles ." – (Down Beat, May 1989).
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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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Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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