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Bebop Spoken There

Marc Myers: " If the original group with Baker was Dover sole, the group with Brookmeyer was beef stew." - (JazzWax, December 7, 2019).


Today Tuesday December 10



Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.


Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Mark Williams, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

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

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.


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

Friday, June 06, 2008

I Remember You

Today, June 6, marks the 11th anniversary of the death of my dear friend Charlie Carmichael. Charlie blew up a storm on tenor, flute and clarinet. In fact, he was one of the very few modern clarinet players around locally and, after Vic Ash, there weren't many nationally either. He had total command of his instrument; a testament to the many practice hours he put in.
I sat alongside him in the Newcastle Big Band with whom we made two wild trips to the San Sebastion Jazz Festival back in the 1970s.
He also demonstrated his versatility by playing dixieland with the Ronnie Young Band and doing a single act around the working men's clubs.
Sadly missed.

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