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Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Monday November 20

Afternoon

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 NE30 4QS. 1:00pm. Free.

Classic Swing - Marquis of Granby, Streetgate, Sunniside NE16 5ES. Tel: 0191 488 0954. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

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Monday, October 14, 2013

R.I.P. Eric Clegg.

The sad news has only just reached me of the death of sax/clarinet player Eric Clegg who died on September 30. Best remembered as a member of the Phoenix Jazzmen, the Savoy Jazzmen and later with his wife, singer Carole Clegg, in Speakeasy.
Although thought of as a New Orleans stylist, the first time I heard Eric was at the Bluebell in Felling where he played an excellent version of Johnny Hodges' Sideways.
A fine player who will be sadly missed.
Lance.
PS: In the photo Eric is at the far left of the picture.

3 comments :

Roly said...

Sad news. When I first started to play regularly it was with Clem Avery at the Golden Lion, Winlaton Mill. That weekly session lasted about seven years and for much of it Eric played clarinet. With Clem tpt/vcls, Ronnie Mclean tbn, Chas Coles dms, Johnny Duncan bass. The jazz was in a small cellar type room downstairs, ideal for jazz and always a great atmosphere. Happy times and good memories.
Roly

Jude (on f/b) said...

Sad.

Patti said...

Yes, sad news - Eric used to dep sometimes with the West Jesmond Rhythm Kings. Mike has gone, and now Eric .... but before the WJRK's Eric was a regular on the NE jazz scene, since his 20's. Others memories go way back and for much longer than mine, comparative newcomer on the scene!

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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