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Bebop Spoken There

Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Tuesday March 20


Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.


Jam session - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free.

Jazz Blowers’ Easter Concert - Hurworth Grange Community Centre, Hurworth Road, Hurworth Place, Darlington DL2 2BN. 7:00pm. £5.00. Concert in the Hadwin Lounge.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Belated acknowledgement of the death of a fine singer.

Just to let you know that Marion Williams, former singer with the Dankworth 7 and Oscar Rabin Band (among many others in the 50's) died in February, 2014.
She was 82 and a damned fine singer.
Attached is a promo photo of her back in the 50s/60s.
Dave van de Gevel


Lance said...

Sorry to hear this - I remember Marian as the singer who preceded Cleo with Dankworth and who broadcast many times with Rabin on the old BBC Light Program. I seem to recall seeing her at Newcastle City Hall with one of the big bands although, several light years on, I can't for the life of me think who! May have been Parnell although I think his Marian was Davis. Love to hear more about Marian's later life. Googling only brought up the gospel singer of the same name.

Liz said...

yes Marion Davis is the one I was thinking of, didn't she have twin boys who went into showbiz, and I think she married an Impresario

Lance said...

That was Marian Ryan!

Liz said...

so it was.. I knew very well it was Marion Ryan, too much on my mind right now! She wasn't that great a singer, more your "girl next door"

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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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