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Monday, March 23, 2009

Northern Voices

Keith Armstrong, well known poet and jazz fan, has sent me this extract from "Northern Voices" detailing a re-issued CD of his, "Sound City", which includes the late Ian Carr and trombonist Rick Taylor amongst the personel. ----- ‘SOUND CITY’ CD - REISSUE FROM ‘NORTHERN VOICES’. First released in 1991, with the aid of a Northern Arts grant, ‘Sound City’ is a newly reissued CD by prolific Tyneside poet Keith Armstrong, recorded with a string of top musicians - Rick Taylor, Bruce Arthur, Pete Challoner, Ian Carr, Bob Fox & Frank Gibbon - and digitally remastered by Dean Jones at The Old School House. From Newcastle’s Dog Leap Stairs and across Europe to Moscow and Leningrad, the album is a travelogue in poetry, with the odd love anthems scattered in between. Armstrong’s latest album ‘Out to Sea’, a poetic journey up the Northumbrian Coast, has been a great success aready and look out for further reissues - ‘The Poetry of Percussion’, featuring Armstrong and Bruce Arthur, and ‘The Elvis Diaries’, the story of the life and times of Elvis Presley of Craghead, with poetry by Armstrong and Elvis songs by Durham’s Jim Nunn. -----
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