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Michael Feinstein: “Fred Astaire is my favorite singer. To me, he was the perfect interpreter of American popular song.” – (Jazz Times December 2014).

Bud Shank: “Once I saw California – that was it, I stayed.” – (Jazz Journal May 1991)

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Today Sunday February 26.

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
More Jam - Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Evening
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
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Shaun Henderson Band - Quakerhouse, Mechanics Yard, Darlington. 6pm. £5.
Jazz Jam - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SY. 7:30pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Clark Terry (1920 - 2015)

Clark Terry died yesterday (February 21). His passing will surely be mourned by all within the jazz fraternity and beyond. He was one of a handful of greats whose playing was immediately recognisable even if you'd only heard him once. An outstanding trumpet and flugel horn soloist he is perhaps best remembered for his work with the great Ellington band of the mid to late fifties. I was fortunate to hear the band live at Newcastle Odeon in 1958 and it was truly a night to remember. I heard Clark again at the San Sebastian Jazz Festival in 1972. He was fronting his own big band - one of two big bands at the festival (modesty forbids me naming the other band but it was led by Andy Hudson!)
I heard Clark Terry again at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 1984 where he led an octet that included Al Grey, Harry Edison, Ray Bryant and Gus Johnson. A seminal figure who will be very sadly missed. Clark Terry was 94.May he rest in peace.
Obituary.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. He was one of the great jazz trumpeters and also one of the most consistent. And, talking to him was easy. Frank and incisive views, an all round great bloke

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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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