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Randy Brecker: "It's still a thrill for me today to stand out front of a big band as the soloist and hear all that sound going on behind you. It brings the best out of me" - (DownBeat June 2019).

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2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Wednesday May 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Blues

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Saturday, November 05, 2016

More sad news - RIP Bob Cranshaw

Bob Cranshaw, one of the acknowledged masters of both bass and bass guitar passed away on Wednesday (November 2) age 83. Possibly best known for his playing on Sonny Rollins' The Bridge, Cranshaw recorded many other albums with Rollins as well as with Blue Note artists such as Dexter Gordon and Lee Morgan.
I don't think I ever got to see him live - You always remember the horns, the piano and the drums but rarely the bass player (unless you're a bass player). This is unfair as has been said many times, the bass player is the lynchpin to the whole shebang.
Time to dig out Lee Morgan's The Sidewinder...
RIP Bob
Lance.
Obituary.

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