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Alan Broadbent: “I really enjoy working with some singers. It depends. Again, there has to be a give and take between the two of us. Otherwise, it’s just a job and I’m too old for that now.” – (Jazz Times February 2015).
Alan Broadbent: “As soon as I heard where Georgia [Mancio] was coming from, and the tradition in terms of songwriting and her appreciation of standards, it was basically the same as mine.” – (Jazzwise April 2017)
Tees Hot Club w. Bruce Taylor (keys); John Brett (tenor); Ray Dales (alto) - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - The Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
Paul Skerritt Band - Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. 9pm. Free.
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Monday, June 01, 2015
RIP Johnny Keating.
Trombonist/arranger Johnny Keating died aged 87 on May 28. From being a trombonist/arranger with the Ted Heath Band he moved into the world of pop and film scoring. He achieved much recognition for his work with such entertainers such as Tony Bennett and Carmen McRae. He also combined with Johnny Worth AKA Les Vandyke to write Well I Ask You for sixties pop star Eden Kane. Johnny Worth, incidentally, is the father of bass guitarist Christos Worsley who was quite active on the local scene a few years back (HCW).
Keating also wrote Headin' North - a train song recorded by Heath and later by a small group of his own that is as good as any of the better known choo choo chunes and worthy of being shunted out of the sidings. He wrote and arranged many, many more...
These are just a few of the thoughts that crossed my mind on hearing the sad news.
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.)