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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 Tuesday May 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

Lindsay Hannon Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Rare footage of Panama Jazzmen (1952).


Rare vintage photo of the Panama Jazzmen at a dance in 1952. Those jitterbuggin' dancers could certainly cut a caper!

The line-up is Joe McMullin (trumpet); Ronnie McLean (trombone); Stan Martin (clarinet); Norman Rudd (piano); Joe Garner (bass); Teddy Hutchinson (drums) but who is the tenor player?
Note the sound was added later so that what you are hearing isn't what they are playing although it is from a Panama Jazzmen recording..
Could it be Don Armstrong on tenor? Previous posts indicate it might be a bit early for Don.
Comments please.
Thanks to Alan and Steve Rudd for this discovery and editing.
Lance.

2 comments :

Steve Andrews (on F/b) said...

That was fun! Joe McMullon, Ronnie Norman and Stan instantly recognisable - they never really changed much, stylistically. I never met Teddy Hutchinson (although I heard a few funny stories about him), and wouldn't have recognised Joe Garner - I only played once with him around the early 1980's(?) and he had grey hair and a Zapata moustache and was playing electric bass by then. Wild guess as to the tenor player: Leo Harwood?

Bill Harper (on F/b). said...

The tenor player was certainly Leo Harwood, we worked together in the Joe Young band in the early 60s. I had not seen Leo for years but in 2002 or thereabouts at a Jazz fest on the South coast he saw that I was appearing with Frank Brookers Quartet and came to the concert to see me. Apparently, he had retired to Bournemouth years ago and it was great to see him again. He was still playing tenor and a bit of piano. I think he was in his late 70s then.

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