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Bebop Spoken There

John Tynan: "Go ahead, call me reactionary. I happen to object to the musical nonsense being peddled in the name of jazz by John Coltrane and his acolyte Eric Dolphy." - (Downbeat November 22, 1961).

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McCoy Tyner: "If anyone want to know how the three of us - Elvin, Jimmy and me - felt about John [Coltrane], listen to the music and you can hear the love and respect we had for each other. The music can really speak more than any of us." - (Melody Maker, August 19, 1967).
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Today Monday April 24

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Percy Bush Orchestra/Females Brawling in London Night Club


Colin, our link to the Orient, sent me this photo from the 1926 Xmas edition of the Melody Maker of the Percy Bush Orchestra who were the first ever band to play at Newcastle's famed Oxford Galleries.
Colin also sent an entertaining cutting from the same magazine reporting a fight between two females in a London night club.
 Lance.
PS: How ironic that the Newcastle City Council have approved an application to tear the building that housed the Oxford Galleries down and build student flats. on the site. Smith and Poulson ride again!
Details.
PPS: Photo from Colin Aitchison of Lew Stone with Percy Bush Orchestra

3 comments :

  1. Didn't Lew Stone play for Percy Bush at the Oxford? Can't make him out in that photo, though.

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  2. Hi Steve, Yes, Lew Stone did play with Percy Bush at the Oxford, not sure for how long, but I do have a picture of him with the band at the Oxford, that I will send it on to Lance.
    Colin

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  3. It was Lewis Steinman's first professional gig outside London! Percy Bush was classically trained - played cello and oboe I but opened with his Aeoliands as the first resident band at the Oxford. He came back a few years later . He organised children'sparties and even conducted the singing at Newcastle United .....and then decamped to Sunderland. Even later he came back as the manager/musical director at the Heaton Picture Palace/Cinema/Ballroom.
    When Louis Armstrong came to England Percy Bush was quoted in Melody Maker as not being complimentary, mainly because of Louis' mugging and exhibitionism which J Percival Bush, M.A. regarded as unprofessional! By the way, Percy wasn't the first band at the Oxford. Opening night was the LOndon Sorora Band.

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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.)
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