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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 Saturday February 25

Afternoon

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Devonport Hotel, 16-18 The Front, Middleton One Row, Darlington DL2 1AS. 01325 332255. 1:30pm. Free.

Evening

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

Redemption - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5.

Rendezvous Jazz/ Levee Ramblers NOJB 'At the Jazz Band Ball 2' - The Exchange, Howard St., North Shields NE30 1SE. 7:30pm. £10/£8.50.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

RIP Alan Palliser

Alan Palliser, former pianist with, among others, the River City Jazzmen and the Ronnie Young Band passed away on Sept. 6.
A fine pianist, adaptable to a variety of settings, he will be sadly missed. I particularly remember the Sunday morning sessions in the early/mid '80s at Newcastle's City Vaults with the Ronnie Young Band.
Funeral will take place at Holy Cross Church, Ryton on Monday Sept. 14.
Alan Palliser was 80 year old.
Rest In Peace
Lance.

10 comments :

  1. From Basie to Bach. RIP Alan.

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  2. Anne DeVere Harper (on F/b)Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:23:00 am

    So sorry to hear this.

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  3. I knew that Alan had heart problems for a number of years but nevertheless the news is a shock. Alan was a fine pianist, - he had many influences but Erroll Garner and Teddy Wilson were his favourites. His version of Autumn Leaves was always guaranteed to be a high spot of the session, and as you said, he had a wide range of styles - I think Derek's comment sums it up nicely. I think I'm right in saying he started playing in the 1950's with trumpeter Joe Errington in a band called the Alleycats. RIP.

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  4. Condolences to Alan's family.

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  5. Sorry to hear about this great jazz player he will be missed Margaret and Barry Aitchison

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  6. hi I am Alan's daughter, thanks so much for this lovely mention for my dad, and thanks to those who have commented too. We had a lovely service and played his music in the church, it sounded great on the church sound system :) Yes the Alleycats was his first band, I have a great photo but not sure how to post it here. We talked about his music in the eulogy and enjoyed reminiscing old stories.

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    1. Hi Barbara
      I'm Joe's daughter who played trumpet with your dad in the Alley cats - here's a brief history and a few pics http://joeerrington.wix.com/papa-joe-errington#!the-alley-cats-jazz-band/c1szy you might like to see.

      Helen



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  7. So pleased everything went well today.I'd love to see the photo Barbara - could you email it to me?
    lanceliddle@gmail.com

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  8. just sent it through to you now Lance, hope it reaches you ok.

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  9. Condolences from Hong Kong. A wonderful piano player.
    Colin Aitchison

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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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