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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Wednesday November 22

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.

Evening
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.

Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.

BBC Big Band - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. 01642 815181. 7:30pm. £24.50.

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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 :

stevebfc said...

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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