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Bebop Spoken There

John Tynan: "Go ahead, call me reactionary. I happen to object to the musical nonsense being peddled in the name of jazz by John Coltrane and his acolyte Eric Dolphy." - (Downbeat November 22, 1961).

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McCoy Tyner: "If anyone want to know how the three of us - Elvin, Jimmy and me - felt about John [Coltrane], listen to the music and you can hear the love and respect we had for each other. The music can really speak more than any of us." - (Melody Maker, August 19, 1967).
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Today Monday April 24

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
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Friday, February 19, 2016

R.I.P. Brendan Healy.


The death was announced today of pianist, composer, comedian, actor, Brendan Healy. The north-east legend died last night (Feb. 18) after losing his battle with cancer.
Although not a jazz musician - rock and folk were his favoured genres - he was, nevertheless, respected by players across the spectrum and acknowledged as a composer who wrote soundtracks for many films and TV series as well as acting in some of them.
Another, was his sense of humour which seemed to go down well with musicians.
I remember a good few years back seeing him do a stand-up spot with the Customs House Big Band in South Shields.
"Did you hear about the dyslectic atheist?  He didn't believe in Dog". Strangely, before I'd heard of Brendan's death, that gag came back to me this morning. I laughed at the memory little realising I wouldn't be laughing much longer.
Brendan Healy was 59. Sadly missed.
Obituary.
Lance.

5 comments :

  1. Lovely man very sad.

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  2. I had the pleasure of meeting Brendan lovely person R.I.P

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  3. Gillian Borwick (on F/b)Friday, February 19, 2016 8:18:00 pm

    I taught his son Fin. V sad

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  4. Helen Davison Webber (on F/b)Friday, February 19, 2016 8:38:00 pm

    Very sad news.

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  5. Anne DeVere Harper (on F/b)Friday, February 19, 2016 9:01:00 pm

    condolences to his family--so sad.

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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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