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Today Wednesday January 29

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

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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