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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.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

RIP David Redfern

Russell, our intrepid scourer of the obituaries, reminded me that I hadn't noted the passing of David Redfern, possibly one of the UK's if not indeed the world's finest jazz photographers. I well remember drooling over his classic images of the jazz greats in his Jazz Album which I purchased at Dobell's back in the 1980s. They're still as good as ever even though (or possibly because) they're from the pre-digital age.
David Redfern passed away on October 23. He was 78.
Sadly missed and my apologies for not posting earlier.
Obituary.
Lance.

3 comments :

  1. Responsible for some of the most famous iconic photos. Everyone will recognise his work but not so many know the name.

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  2. Yes, another sad departure from the scene. I was at the 2013 London Jazz Festival .where he and Edu Hawkins had a display of photos, so I had the opportunity to chat to both who were very approachable and great to meet and to briefly discuss the background to some of their work on display. A sad loss but Jazz photography is in good hands with the likes of Edu (and many more besides).

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  3. Sad to acknowledge the passing of David. I had the great pleasure of working with him for many years, and despite him describing me in his book as Andy “Get-off-the-stage” Hudson, we had a good warm relationship in the 70’s 80s and 90s when I was promoting much jazz. He even turned up at my wedding in Dublin and took some classy snaps. For my 50th birthday, he gave me a signed framed print of one of his definitive shots of Duke Ellington which has pride-of-place above the piano in my house.
    When he sold his vast catalogue to Getty Images , he cleverly kept joint rights to his favourite 1000 pictures and made a tidy living from them onwards.
    A lovely man, great sense of humour, with a perfect “eye” - will be much missed.
    Andy Hudson.

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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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