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Bebop Spoken There

Billy May: "I doubt if the London Philharmonic would ever play South Rampart Street Parade." - (Crescendo, July 1982).
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John Zorn: “ I do what I do regardless of what the outside world might think… - (Down Beat October 2013).

Today Saturday January 31

Afternoon.
TBA - Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club - St. Augustine's, Larchfield St.., Darlington DL3 7TG. 12.30pm. £10.
Classic Jazz. Monthly - Back on February 7 w. Funky Butt N'Awlins Band.
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WHIPLASH - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1
Much publicised film about an aspiring drummer and his tyrant of a teacher. More details.
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PLAY JAZZ WORKSHOP, Sage Gateshead. 2pm. £19/£17.
Players of all instruments and levels learn from the masters.Back on Feb. 7
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Evening
MO SCOTT/DEAN STOCKDALE - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. Free.
Another excellent duo at "The Caff"!
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DIACHRONICX - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm (doors). £5.
Gaby & Steve with original concept.
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MARK WILLIAMS (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd, Jesmond NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 7.30pm.
Quality food and music.
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RENDEZVOUS JAZZ - Sandpiper, Cullercoats. 8.30pm £3.
Monthly session featuring Maureen Hall and like minded stompers. Back Feb. 7

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

RIP Ted Curson.

Ted Curson died yesterday aged 77. North east fans will remember him from a 1987 session at the Corner House, Newcastle with the Billy Harper Trio. The wider public will recall his work with Charlie Mingus. If you were at that Corner House session or if you heard him anywhere in the world let's have your memories.
Obituary.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. Sad to hear that Ted Curson passed away--- I remember him at the Corner House very well. A very nice guy who regaled us ,after the gig,with stories of his time with Charlie Mingus. Unfortunately he struggled terribly that night as his "chops" had gone & he apologised to Sid Warren who supported him manfully which allowed him to complete the gig. He was obviously a much better player than his performance on that night suggested--- there were occasional flashes of brilliance--- you do not get to work with Mingus if you were less than world class!!! But I do remember him as a gentleman during that particular period of visiting American trumpeters--- happy days!!!!

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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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