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Jackie McLean: “I can't understand British audiences. In Britain there doesn't seem to be any curiosity." (Melody Maker, April 1, 1961).

Charles Mingus: "It seems to me that if our records were not issued in Britain, the British cats would have to think for themselves" (Jazz News, July 26th 1961)

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Today Tuesday July 25

Evening
Misha Mullov-Abbado Sextet - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane NE25 5DW. 8pm. Free.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. £10 & £8. JNE gig.
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Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

RIP Ernestine Anderson


Legendary American jazz singer Ernestine Anderson died on March 10 aged 87. A prolific recording artist making over 30 albums, the last one as recent as 2011. Four Grammy nominations recording on  a variety of labels including Mercury, Columbia and Concord. She toured with Lionel Hampton, had discs produced by Q and even lived in London for awhile.
A unique stylist who deserves to be spoken of in the same breath as some of the more deified singers. Listen to her here age 81!
Ernestine will be sadly missed.
Obituary,
Lance.

2 comments :

  1. Paul Thompson (on F/b).Tuesday, March 15, 2016 9:14:00 pm

    I've got a great album of hers with George Shearing.

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  2. Worked with her at Greys Club, Great singer and a lovely lady! RIP.

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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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