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Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Saturday March 17


Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 2:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.


KOAN 7 - the Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:00pm. £5.00. (£4.00. concs). ‘Form and Space’ ‘An evening of free improvisation and original composition’. Line-up includes John Pope (solo improvised set).

Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas @ Sunderland Empire, High St West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. 7:30pm. Featuring Rat Pack Big Band & Burrelli Sisters.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 9:00pm. Free.

Ben Cipolla - Great Broughton Village Hall, Ingleby Road, Great Broughton, Cleveland TS9 7ER. 7:30pm. Tickets: £12.50 from 01642 712176.

Gilded Thieves - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Remembering Malcolm Saul

It's hard to believe that it was 20 (21 - see comments) years ago today that pianist Malcolm Saul left us - a void still felt in local jazz circles.
Malcolm was the automatic first choice when it came to accompanying visiting American stars such as Lockjaw Davis, Al Cohn, Joe Newman and his all-round ability enabled him to fit in with any band in any style. Malcolm's daughter Janet brought his anniversary to our attention on Facebook and I know that all who knew him or heard him play will want to share their sadness with her.
Janet - Malcolm will never be forgotten.
Link to previous post.


Hil said...

Sorry Lance to correct you but it was 25th Nov 1989 that Mal died.
He was a great friend to Mike and I.
Unfortunately Mike is still very ill in Wd 2, North Tyneside General Hospital.

Lance said...

Ok - my apologies. I took the date from the original thread posted a year ago (see link on site).
Best to Mike.

Janet Saul said...

Thank you Lance And thank you to everyone for keeping my dad in their memories.

Janet Saul

Lance said...

No one will ever forget Malcolm - he was mentioned at Mike Gilby's funeral today.
Two great musicians who will live forever in our memories.

naomi said...

It is Malcolm's other daughter Naomi.
Janet I have been wanting to contact you for a long time-I will e-mail you xxxxx
Hilary-my love to you all. Sorry to hear about Mike xxx

Hil said...

A happy ending...lovely to hear from Naomi. We have become friends on FB and I have written to Janet who also is a friend on FB.
You know alot of people knock that site, but some good things do come out of it.

Thank you Lance, x

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
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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