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Allison Neale: “It’s difficult if you play mainstream in the UK, it isn’t appreciated enough. The current scene seems to focus on musician-composers.” - (Jazz Journal April 2013).

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Today Monday February 20

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
Holy Moly & The Crackers + Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra - The Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle. 7pm. £10.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

R.I.P. Malcolm Gray

Just heard that Malcolm Gray died on Monday March 24. North East trumpet player and bandleader for many years he was also a friend who will be sadly missed.
Malcolm was 80 year old and had been in ill health for several years.
Funeral is at Whitley Bay Crematorium  next Wednesday April 2 at 3pm and afterwards at the Grand Hotel.
Lance.

3 comments :

  1. What a shock and very sad to hear.

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  2. Musicians Unlimited (on F/b)Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:38:00 pm

    Such sad news, was a regular with MU for many years.

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  3. Very sad news indeed, I did learn to read music sitting next to Malcolm at a rehearsal big band at the Gosforth Hotel, Gosforth High Street many years ago as a very young 17, 18 year old, all the Jimmy Lally stuff, with those nasty key changes at the end, Malcolm used to guide me through them, also played in the Newcastle big band with him, I also thought he was the owner of every make of Mouthpiece going, such a warm nice guy, and such a shock to get this news. R.I.P.

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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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