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Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Saturday April 29

Afternoon

Rick Laughlin Trio, Abbie Finn Quartet ao - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052. 1:00-5:00pm. Free (donations).

Evening

Dave O’Higgins with Durham Alumni Big Band - Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JT. Support set by Durham County Youth Big Band (7:15pm). £12.00. (+ concs).

Late night jam session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics’ Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 01325 245052.10:30pm. Free.

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Ruby Turner - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.00. & £20.00.

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Fever & Friends - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE333 3NG. 7:30pm. £12.00. 0191 454234.

Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

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

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

History of Redcar Jazz Club

New book on Redcar Jazz Club looks interesting.
Follow the link.

2 comments :

  1. Pity there aren't more books like this documenting the post-war jazz scene - Newcastle's own New Orleans Club must be worth a few sheets of paper, surely? Having said that (and never having been to Redcar Jazz Club), out of 179 listed "acts" appearing there, only 27 - by my lights - count as "jazz performers". The rest are pop and rock acts of the time and some blues artists. So, although I've not read the book, on the face of it there would seem to be precious little about jazz in it.

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  2. I have a number of posters, etc, put together by Joe Young. I do not have the "local knowledge" to document the post-war North East Jazz scene ( being an incomer from 1975 ) but I would be happy to loan these to anyone who could do it.
    At one time Ray Brown , in association with Eric Miller I believe, had a collection but I don't know where it went. There are several interesting articles, with photos, in That'll Be The Day : 1950s Newcastle , published by Newcastle City Libraries, 2012, ISBN:978-1-86795-210-0.

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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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