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Piers Paul Read: "Bruce Reynolds and Biggs shared an interest in Sex, Jazz and Hemingway." - (The Train Robbers by Piers Paul Read, Coronet Books 1979.)

George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Today Friday July 20

Happy Birthdays to - Brian Chester, Paul Grainger, Emma Frampton.
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Afternoon

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Greg Abate with Paul Edis (duo set) - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Little Mo Trio - SummerTyne Americana Festival, Sage Gateshead NE8 2JR. 3:00pm. Free. Jumpin’ Hot Club Stage (outdoor, Performance Square). Full Americana program.

Evening

Greg Abate with Paul Edis Trio - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £10.00. & £8.00. JNE.

Zoë Gilby & Alan Law: Beatles Bossa and Beyond - National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL. Tel: 0191 568 9700. 7:30pm. £27.50. (welcome drink, 3-course meal, booking essential).

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Town Park, Burn Lane, Newton Aycliffe DL5 4NP. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Big BRASS Bash (Durham Brass Festival).

Big BRASS Bash - Town Park, Aycliffe. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Durham Brass Festival.

Somethin’ Blue - Houndgate Townhouse, 11 Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RF. 7:30pm. Matt Case (saxophone) & Mike Hepple (guitar). First Friday in month residency.

Lounge Lizards - St. Mary & St. Patrick's Church, Lambley (nr. Haltwhistle), Northumberland CA8 7LQ. 7:30pm. £5.

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

Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.

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

Friday, September 13, 2013

Autumnal Songs

The London PR Agency  sent me the results of a survey to find the favourite Autumn song.
Here are the results:
1. Mamas and the Papas: California Dreamin’                                     21%
2. Moody Blues: Forever Autumn                                                             18%
3. Frank Sinatra: September Song                                                             15%
4. The Kinks: Autumn Almanac                                                                   14%
5. Green Day: Wake Me Up When September Ends                           12%
6. Earth Wind & Fire: September                                                                 6%
7. Paulo Nutini: Autumn                                                                                  5%
8. Eva Cassidy: Autumn Leaves                                                                     4%
9. The Small Faces: The Autumn Stone                                                      2%
10. The White Stripes: Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground                1%
(Others)                                                                                                                   2%
I personally would have chosen (in no particular order): Autumn in New York, September in the Rain,  Autumn Serenade, 'Tis Autumn, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Come September, plus from the above list, September Song, Autumn Leaves, California Dreamin' and Autumn Almanac.
Have I missed any out?
Lance.

6 comments :

Georgia Mancio (on f/b) said...

There's an amazing song Jon Hendricks closes his shows with 'The September of my Years'

Anonymous said...

The only other one I can think of is Early Autumn.
Herman/Mercer/Burns. Another candidate for the song lyrics gembook.
Roly

Flore said...

I need time to think but off the top of my head, Maybe September Evans/Livingston track 1. Tina May. A Wing and a Prayer CD Nikki Iles piano Stan Sulzmann sax and flute

Jen Errington said...

September in the Rain Dinah Washington takes some beating in my mind!
Jen

Lance said...

I think from my own list I'd pick Stan Getz playing 'Tis Autumn or vocal wise George Evans singing the same tune with Geraldo!

Steve Andrews said...

What about "Autumn Nocturne" by Joseph Myrow? Lovely tune from the '40's, a bit hard to sing because of the intervals, and not often recorded. There is a beautiful, although hard to find, version by Dorothy Carless with, I think, Enzo Pini's Orch.,. It was on Youtube but seems to have disappeared.

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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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