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Curtis Stigers: “I’m a jazz singer. I’m not a saxophonist. When I stand in front of a band like the Danish Radio Big Band or Ronnie Scott’s, I usually tend to leave the instrument on the stand.” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Tamsin Austin, Director of Performance Programme, Sage Gateshead: “SummerTyne is our largest festival and we absolutely love it!” – (The Northern Echo 20 July 2017)

Today Saturday July 22

Afternoon
SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 - Sage Gateshead. Day two of three. Details. From 12 noon all day.
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Evening
Steve Glendinning (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Big Chris Barber Band - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.50/£20.50.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rest In Peace Horace Silver

The reported death of Horace Silver last year fortunately proved to be premature. Sadly, this time round, it isn't. The all-time great modern jazz pianist and composer died yesterday (June 18).
Silver, with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and later the Horace Silver Quintet, provided some of the pivotal moments of post bop modern jazz recording many albums on Blue Note. His compositions such as Senor Blues, Cape Verdean Blues, Quicksilver, Filthy McNasty and Song For my Father are just some of the pieces that have become part of the standard repertoire of many bands great and small.
In the north east his music has been has been well represented with much love and respect by Peter Gilligan as well as by vocalist Debra Milne.
Horace Silver was 85.
Sadly missed - Rest in Peace.
Obituary.
Discography.
Lance.

3 comments :

  1. Sorry to hear this sad news. Anyone remember the sides he recorded with Stan Getz?

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  2. Sayonara Blues!!

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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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