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Ben Williams: "Jaco [Pastorius] is almost like the Charlie Parker of the bass." - (DownBeat November 2018).

Dana Hall: "My philosophy is that everyone in the band is a drummer." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Monday October 22

Afternoon.

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

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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 :

Dave Hignett (on F/b) said...

What a shock and very sad to hear.

Musicians Unlimited (on F/b) said...

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

CCJAZZMEN said...

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.
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