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Dewey Redman: "When Trane came to Bop City in San Francisco and told me he liked the way I played, I stayed high off that forever." - (Downbeat June 1980.)

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Nick Brignola: “I got to talk to John Coltrane before he was John Coltrane!” – (Jazz Journal April 1991)

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Today Tuesday January 17

Afternoon.
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Evening.
Jam Session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. Free. Sitters-in welcome.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

RIP Richard Attenborough

We all remember Lord Richard Attenborough for his various roles in films such as The Great Escape and my personal favourite Brighton Rock (The remake didn't even come close) but Simon Spillett has drawn my attention to this still from the film All Night Long.
In the picture "Dickie" is on vibes next to Tubby Hayes (also on vibes) with Allan Ganley on the left of the shot. Somebody remind me who the bass player is? Mingus was in the film but it sure ain't him!
RIP Lord Attenborough, sadly missed.
Lance.
PS: He also did a pretty good job on mass murderer Christie in 10 Rillington Place...
PPS: Here's the opening ten minutes to All Night Long - sent by John Taylor.

6 comments :

  1. Hi Lance,

    I think Kenny Napper was also playing himself in the film.

    Best regards

    Harry

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  2. You are correct Harry. However, I don't think that's Kenny in the photo.

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  3. 10 Rillington Place was horribly good.

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  4. yes that film was scary, in fact, it gave me nightmares..

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  5. Dickie and I go way back. One day, long ago on location in Durham Cathedral on the film set of Elizabeth , the days passed slowly (there was lots of sitting around as the crew set-up the next shot). Richard Attenborough, playing the part of Sir William Cecil, wandered over in full costume and said: Do you mind if I rest my weary legs? I motioned to Dickie to sit down. I too was in full costume (robe, big pointy hat and big XXX comedy stick-on beard) playing the part of a bishop. Of course, disguised as I was, Dickie didn’t recognise me. No matter, I recognised him. Within seconds we struck up a conversation. He guessed I was a football fan – either Newcastle or Sunderland. He was right, I was. I knew he supported Chelsea. We talked football and this and that. Some time later he was called to prepare for the day’s big scene – the one where the wonderful Cate Blanchett (as Elizabeth) makes a set-piece speech before the assembled noble lords and pointy-hatted bishops. Dickie bade me farewell. He didn’t know me from any other extra he’d chatted to in a lifetime in cinema but I knew he was Richard Attenborough.

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  6. Nominated for Best Supporting Role Wor Kid?

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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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