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Hugh Masekela: “I advise every kid to check out their past because without a past you are in limbo.” (Songlines December 2017)

Leo Richardson: “I think your image is really important. You look at those old Blue Note recordings and you look at the liner note, the booklet and they’re in the studio and they’re wearing shirt and ties. They used to wear suits all the time.” – (Jazzwise December 2017/January 2018)

Submissions for review

Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to them all other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance

Today Saturday December 16

Afternoon

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Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band -Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regent Farm Road, Gosforth NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 7:30pm. Second night of two.

An Evening of Swing & Sparkle - National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL. 7:00pm. Tel: 0191 515 5555 (booking essential). £35.00. Rat Pack act, four course meal.

No Time for Jive - The Tannery, Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3QD. Tel: 01434 605537. 9:00pm. Free.

Lyndon Anderson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Snow Ball - St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Oakwellgate, Gateshead NE8 2AU. Tel: 0191 433 4699. 7:00pm. £19.00. Strictly Speakeasy (swing band) & Lindy jazz dance.

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

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sad News on Ray Truscott.

Ray passed away in the early hours of yesterday. This is the saddest thing.
He was a phenomenal musician / trailblazer and I know that I was always proud to be in his company.
Although I`d only known him for a couple of years, I wish that we had crossed paths much, much, earlier.
I know that all who knew him will be saddened.
Robin Douthwaite.

4 comments :

Lance said...

Sad news indeed. A fine bass guitarist, he will be remembered from his early day with Alan Glen to recent sessions at the Jazz Café and the 'Chilli'. He will also be remembered in Florida where he spent many Summers escaping our Winters. RIP Ray. A proper obituary will be posted as facts and comments are collated. We loved you even though I did usually spell your surname wrong. Sadly, I won't be able to make that mistake again...

Debra Milne said...

Hi Lance
A friend of mine who is friendly with Ray & his wife Sylvie (adjacent allotments) has just contacted me with the sad news that Ray has just died from cancer. She’s not sure how many in the local jazz community would be aware of this.

Ian Stocks (on F/b) said...

Sad about Ray,,, Ray worked with me for many years always loads of fun on a gig , I have some nice pics, big band also jazz trio with Dave Black and a few more so sad,

Ernie Jackson (on F/b) said...

Very sad news .I worked with Ray quite a lot a really nice guy and a great bass player RIP

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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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