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Bebop Spoken There

Howlin' Wolf: “He [Charlie Patton] was a nice guy, but he just loved the bottle--like all the rest of the musicians. He was a great drinker.” – (DownBeat December 16, 1967).

Frank Zappa: “Those kids [US students] wouldn't know music if it came up and bit 'em on the ass.” – (DownBeat October 3, 1969).

Today Thursday April 26

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Tees Valley Jazzmen - No.1 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL12 7NJ. Tel: 01388 665533. 12:30pm. Free admission.

Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society - Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN. 5:00pm. Fortnightly meetings, all welcome.

Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Millstone, Haddrick’s Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 0191 2853229. 7pm.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Holywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. 8:30pm. Free.

Bearpark Trio - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £3 (£2 student/MU.).

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Kevin Eland (tpt); Donna Hewitt (sax); Graham Thompson (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

R.I.P. Mick Danby

Just got word that Mick Danby has passed away after eventually losing his battle with cancer. Bassist, piano tuner and occasional trumpet player, Mick will be remembered for all of those things but, most of all, as an all round good guy.
Sadly missed.
Lance.

8 comments :

Roy Willis (on F/b) said...

Very sad news indeed. Condolences to Micks family.

The Jazzman Doc. (on F/b) said...

The Jazz Man team are saddened to hear the news re Mick Danby. Mick kindly gave some of his time last year to the doc; we will forever be thankful for his contribution and good stories!

Don Fairley (on F/b) said...

Devastating news, sincere condolences from the Soundpower Orchestra to Teresa.

John Taylor (on F/b) said...

Condolences from all at Ashington Jazz Club.

internationalpartygirl said...

Thank you.
Teresa, Mick's wife.

internationalpartygirl said...

Thank you Don. Mick loved his time with Soundpower, he was proud to be a part of it.

Hazel Hanley (Hexham Jazz Club) said...

It was very sad to hear that Mick Danby, superlative bass player and first class human being has died this week, after an illness of over a year. He played for us several times, and was a warm, witty generous bloke. He'll be missed by many.

best wishes Hazel

James Hutchinson said...

Mick, tuned our piano here at the studio regularly and was always warm and entertaining. unlike many other piano tuners Mick actually learned his trade while making pianos for bespoke piano builders Lawrence and Nash. I have used other piano tuners since but none have ever had the same level knowledge and skill especially when attention to detail in piano repair was concerned. He had the biggest tool kit and an even bigger heart.
RIP, Mick,
The last of the old school piano tuners. You are sorely missed.
James Hutchinson,
Miners' Hall Studio
Silksworth, Sunderland

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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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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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