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Bebop Spoken There

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Wed 16: Washboard Resonators @ Punch Bowl Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm). SOLD OUT!

Thu 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside (1:00pm).

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My Buddy - Buddy Rich

If you haven't heard/read this Buddy Rich lecture to his band click here. It's an insight into the mind of the late, legendary drummer.

WARNING! This item contains some non-swear words!


Anonymous said...

I wonder if Bird was so abusive to Buddy over his heavy handed drumming on those early bebop sessions?

Anonymous said...

That's a lovely number" My buddy"
"Nights are long since you went away.....
hadn't thought of that one for ages... I know it doesn't relate to the subject, know me with lyrics!!

Lance said...

You're right there Liz - in fact it couldn't have been less related to the subject! I'd have hated to have had this Buddy as a buddy!
Many years ago my wife and some friends were in the Post Office Tower Restaurant in London and Buddy Rich was dining at a nearby table.
She asked him for his autograph and he duly obliged only for her to discover later that he'd signed it "Bugs Bunny"!
Yeah, he was a great guy!

Anonymous said...

It all poses an interesting philosophical question. Fantastic technique, abrasive insensitive personality, big ego.
Great art?
Answers please.

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