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Anat Cohen: "With the tenor, it's so iconic with jazz. With the clarinet, I can improvise, but it doesn't have to be called jazz." - (DownBeat July 2019)


Today Monday June 17



Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.


Tenement Jazz Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:30pm (doors). Free (donations).

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

R.I.P. Louis Bellson

Another one bites the dust. Louis Bellson, the last of that great triumverate of big band drummers - Krupa, Rich & Bellson - died Feb. 14 aged 84. Although I never caught him live I well remember his early sides with Duke - 'The Hawk Talks' and 'Skindeep'. Both went into the libraries of every band in the world from duo to big band. 'Hawk Talks', in particular, is to this day, one of my favourite big band tracks - it swings like few before or since and all due to Louis' drumming - he also wrote the piece.
He will indeed be sadly missed.

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