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Bebop Spoken There

Camille Thurman: "Their [Tia Fuller & Mimi Jones] advice? If you're going to sing and play, be great at both or don't bother." - (DownBeat November 2018).

Greg Fishman: "I've loved playing music since I was 12, practising 8 hours a day, because I loved doing it every minute." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Tuesday October 16

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

Evening

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Thursday, March 01, 2018

A Radio Portrait of Val Wilmer

On Sunday evening (March 4) at 6:45 on BBC Radio 3 there is a documentary feature on veteran photographer and writer Val Wilmer. Just about every significant figure in jazz, blues and rhythm and blues, from the mid-1950s onwards, has been photographed by Val Wilmer. Talking heads help paint a portrait of Wilmer and the subject’s essential book As Serious As Your Life: Black Music and the Free Jazz Revolution 1955-1977 is reissued today (March 1) by Serpent’s Tail. The cover image shown is a first edition of the book published by Allison and Busby in 1977. 
Russell
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1 comment :

Lance said...

An excellent interview with someone who has been listening, writing and photographing jazz longer than most. Her enthusiasm has been retained and that came across in the interview - as it did in her "An Audience with Val Wilmer" at Café Oto last year.

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