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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 Wednesday May 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Blues

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Saturday, January 08, 2011

That Spring Thing Mystery solved!

I mentioned in an earlier post of my being enamoured of a tune I heard Kenny Baker playing - I've Got a Thing About Spring. I scoured the Western Hemisphere, crossed the ocean-wide, but failed to discover the origins of this lovely tune.
Desperate measures were called for. I knew there was only one guy on the planet who could solve this mystery - he did pretty good on finding out exactly what this thing called love is, he discovered the depth of the ocean and the height of the moon as well as uncovering the perp who put the Benzedrine in Mrs Murphy's Ovaltine - Mike Durham.
"250 bucks a day plus expenses".
We haggled and I got him down to 249.
Sure enough - Mike came through.
Mike played a hunch that took him to Digby Fairweather. A horn player who once led a band called Velvet.
Mike remembered they once cut a record.
I've Got a Thing About Spring was one of the tracks!
Producing his Sherlockian magnifying glass, Mike examined the label and was able to identify the composer's name next to the track.
It was one of the guitarists on the record!
No not Denny Wright - the other one!
IKE ISAACS!
Not only a great guitarist but a fine composer too!
Thank you Mike - the Milky Bars are on me.
Lance.

2 comments :

Liz said...

Ike Isaacs,one of my dad's faves...can we hear it then?
Liz

Lance said...

The Kenny Baker track on Spotify features a guitar solo so, in retrospect, who would bet against it being by Ike Isaacs?

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