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Bebop Spoken There

Miles Kington: "If the intake of alcohol fails to improve a jazz player's performance, why do jazz listeners think it improves their appreciation?" - (Jazz Express October 1982).

Barbara Jay: "My first gig was at the Astoria, Charing Cross Rd. It seemed like a den of iniquity to me. All the Soho girls were there and the gigolos with their old women paying them to dance..." - (Jazz UK May 2008.)

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Today Sunday February 26.

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
More Jam - Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Evening
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
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Shaun Henderson Band - Quakerhouse, Mechanics Yard, Darlington. 6pm. £5.
Jazz Jam - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SY. 7:30pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Pinise Saul – singer and activist (Dec. 31, 1944 – Oct. 26, 2016)

In the eighties, Newcastle audiences were privileged to hear South African singer Pinise Saul. A cast member of Ipi Tombi, Saul stayed on after the show’s London run. Friends with Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela, Saul began working with Dudu Pukwana and Lucky Ranku. Pukwana’s Zila played gigs at Live Theatre on Newcastle’s Quayside and performed at the 1988 Newcastle Jazz Festival. Chris Yates’ festival notes said of Pinise Saul: the powerful and distinctive vocalist. Those present on that occasion (May 9, 1988) will testify to that.
Pinise Saul’s experience of the apartheid years informed her world view and took part in African National Congress concerts. Singer and activist, Pinise Saul died on October 26, 2016.  
Obituary.          
Russell.

Could this be the lady in question with Dudu Pukwana at Corner House, Newcastle 1980s?
Lance

1 comment :

  1. She took part in the greatest gig I ever attended Johnny Dyani's Witchdoctor's Son at the 100 Club in the 80's. So many of the band died tragically young Johnny Dyani(41), Dudu Pukwana(52), Chris Mcgregor(54) and now Pinise Saul. May they all Rest in Peace.

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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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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.)
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