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Bebop Spoken There

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 Saturday July 22

Afternoon
SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 - Sage Gateshead. Day two of three. Details. From 12 noon all day.
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Evening
Steve Glendinning (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Big Chris Barber Band - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.50/£20.50.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

RIP Bobby Hutcherson.


Sad to report the passing of Bobby Hutcherson - one of the all-time great jazz vibes players. Many Blue Note albums as leader and sideman - Gettin' Around with Dexter Gordon is one of my favourites. I also recall the memorable concert at Newcastle City Hall with Herbie Hancock where he demonstrated that the legacy of Norvo, Hampton, Gibbs, Jackson, Feldman was in good hands.
Hutcherson died on August 15 at the age of 75.
Sadly missed.
Obituary.
Lance.

4 comments :

  1. Bobby Hutcherson at City Hall! What year was it? How old was I? Why did I miss it? Was Herbie leader?
    I like Dexter Gordon and Francis is a big fan, so CD safely in basket.

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  2. 2003 - it was actually promoted by Sage Gateshead prior to The Sage's opening. Terri Lyne Carrington was on drums and Scott Colley on bass

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  3. Sad news indeed. I saw him at the City Hall concert mentioned earlier and it was an excellent evening. The only time I ever saw him. A memorable concert I won't forget. RIP Bobby and thank you.

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  4. Living int' Yorkshire and obviously none of my family and friends went.

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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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