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Bebop Spoken There

Don Rendell: "It was about the time that the organ-type piano attachment - the clavioline - was invented. And the poster billing at one place where we played up north announced proudly, but erroneously: "The Johnny Dankworth Seven, featuring Frank Holder and the cleolaine" " - (www.jazzprofessional.com, December 2001).

Mary Lou Williams: “...it was discovered I possessed perfect pitch. Rumour of this oddity spread throughout the school, and pupils would drop pots and pans and other loud objects, asking 'What note, Mary?' (Melody Maker, 1954).

Today Saturday May 26

Afternoon

Dave Ferra All Stars - Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 3:00pm. Free. Whitley Bay Carnival. Blues band.

King Bee - Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 5:00pm. Free. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Evening

Baghdaddies - Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 6:00pm. Free. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Billy Bootleggers All Star Band - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

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

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A Radio Riddle

(Preview by Russell)
Three radio programmes to tune into this week. Jazz on 3 (Monday, 11:00pm) presents highlights from this summer’s Vision Festival in New York featuring Roscoe Mitchell (Art Ensemble of Chicago). On Wednesday BBC Radio 4 Extra presents a programme first broadcast in 2005 in which Christopher Bigsby talks to Arthur Miller. Playwright Miller recorded spirituals and blues sung by North Carolina’s poor in 1941. In Arthur Miller: the Accidental Music Collector expect to hear something special. The half hour documentary will be aired three times at 6:30am, 1:30pm and again at 8:30pm. Finally, Friday Night is Music Night (Radio 2, 8:00pm) celebrates the talents of Nelson Riddle. The BBC Big Band and BBC Concert Orchestra will be joined by Clare Teal and, from America, Curtis Stigers.   
Russell.
(Ed. Note): And, of course, Gary Copley on Radio York and Leeds:6pm – 9pm every Sunday.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_york
PS: The Chris Ingham Quartet track on Hoagy's My Resistance is Low has Russ Morgan on drums! Russ of course is now a stalwart of the north-east jazz scene.

1 comment :

Liz said...

Gary Copley is my Sunday night treat

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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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