James Harrison & Caroline Bagley- Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. Free.
Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7:00pm.
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Friday, January 23, 2015
RIP Ervan Drake
Ervan Drake isn't a name I normally associate with the
great lyric writers and yet, maybe, he should be. Drake provided the words to
numbers such as Perdido; Tico Tico;
Quando, Quando, Quando and the quasi religious hit I Believe which seemed to be top of the charts forever in 1952, on
either side of the pond.. There was also Sinatra's It Was a Very Good Year and Good
Morning Heartache - associated with Billie Holiday and every jazz singer
Ervan Drake died on January 15, aged 95, but his words will
live on. Obituary. Lance.
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.)