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Ethan Iverson: "Mickey Roker played drums in church, and his beat on [Mary Lou] Williams' "Ode to St. Cecile" might make even a diehard atheist a believer" - (JazzTimes Sept. 2019).

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Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Monday October 14

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see above).

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

Evening

Richard Bona & Alfredo Rodriguez - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 8:00pm. £24.50.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Malcolm Saul Info Wanted.

I nearly fell off my seat when I came across this. Malcolm Saul is my dad and I have been trying for years to find out any info about him on the internet. I would be more than grateful if anyone knew him or has any old pics or any thing about to contact me at jes46@hotmail.co.uk. This is a real blessing for me. Thank you sooo much. Janet Saul

8 comments :

Hil said...

I have many happy memories of the old days when Malcolm was a good friend to Mike and myself.
Will be in contact with Janet.

Hilary Gilby.

laurie brown said...

I almost grew up in the music business with Malcolm from our first pro job together with The Charles Aimer Band at the Coatham Hotel in Redcar. That would be in
about 1956!

Laurie Brown said...

PS to Janet. I will Email you about
Malcom & dig out the one photo I
have of Malcom & myself taken all
those years ago in Redcar.

Lance said...

The first time I encountered Malcolm Saul was at Gateshead Town Hall in the mid '60s. Sonny Stitt was appearing with the Bill Le Sage Quartet. Sonny Stitt made it but the rest of the band's car broke down somewhere on the A1. The organisers - Jazz North-east of course - sent a panic message and managed to get the Malcolm Saul Trio who were, at the time, resident band at Billy Botto's club in Byker.
They dashed over and - well the rest is history. Stitt was magnificent and Malcolm' Ronnie Pearson (dms) - I forget who the bass player was, probably Pete or Derek - were equally brilliant. It still remains in my memory as one of the best ever concerts due in no small part to Malcolm's sympathetic backing.

Janet said...

Thank you so much for all your comments and info concerning my great late dad...Keep it coming guy's..It's such a blessing to me,my kids and for my grandkids when they get a bit older.

Janet Saul X

Chris Y said...

As promised, a few bits n' pieces re-Malcolm Saul. He backed Americans from the late 70s to c.1983, 18 or so, I would say. The Malcolm Saul Trio as such backed Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis (twice), Al Grey & Buddy Tate (3 times), Al G. & Jimmy Forrest, Buddy Tate (without A.G.), Joe Newman, Sonny Stitt and Red Holloway, Al Cohn, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson (twice), Nat Adderley, James Moody.
The bits n' pieces I relayed to you at the gig last week were 'Lockjaw' always sticking rigidly to two 45 min sets from which he would never deviate, but with Malcolm, on one occasion, he was blazing away 75 mins later! Ernie Garside, 'Lockjaw's agent, was looking on in amazement - he'd never done this anywhere else. And 'Lockjaw' did a second set of 45 mins too that night - if only someone had recorded it all!
At the Alexandra Palace Festival, London, the Nigel Stanger Quartet did a set with Malcolm on piano. Later, at that festival, I found Malcolm listening intently to Pinetop Perkins, pianist with the Muddy Waters Blues Band. Perkins was no great technician but a hugely authoritative blues exponent. Malcolm had many times more technique but nevertheless he really appreciated the special qualities of the blues pianist. Not all jazz pianists would recognise that.
What year did Malcolm meet with the untimely fatal accident?

Janet said...

Thank you Chris for all the info on my dad...He died on 25/11/1990.

Janet Saul

Mike Carton said...

I met Malcolm in 1982 at one of the Corner House Bank Holiday sessions.
Somehow or other we ended up in Breda [NL ] with Peter Gascoigne's Saratoga Jazzmen together with Scotty [Adair], drums and Tommy Moran [reeds], Roy Willis[ guitar] and Dave Murphy [bass].
A never to be forgotten experience.
Bless you Malcolm
Mike Carton

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