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Bebop Spoken There

Marc Myers: " If the original group with Baker was Dover sole, the group with Brookmeyer was beef stew." - (JazzWax, December 7, 2019).

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Today Monday December 9

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

St Cuth’s Big Band - St Cuthbert’s Society, 12 South Bailey, Durham DH1 3EE. 8:00pm. Free (donations). St Cuth’s Big Band ‘Christmas Concert’. Concert in dining hall, licensed bar

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Blaydon Races

The new season - new venue - of Blaydon Jazz Club commences this Thursday (April 16) at the Blaydon & District Club & Institute (CIU), Garden Street, Blaydon (Tel 0191-4142335) which is just next to the old place. Swinging Saxist, FRANK BROOKER is the guest with the JEREMY McMURRAY QUARTET (Jeremy, piano, Roly Veitch, guitar, Pete Stuart, bass and Bill Shield, drums.) Should be a great evening so start 'Gannin' Along The Scotswood Road' in time for an 8.30 pm count-in. Click here for an update on all things Blaydonic.
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The above quote from the 'National Anthem' coupled with the previous post brought to my mind a long gone, Blaydon jazz venue - "The Blaydon Races".
This was a pub, near Stella, if memory serves me right, that featured the Jimmy Miller Trio. Jimmy Miller, a bucolic Scotsman, was arguably as good a pianoman as there was in those days - the mid '60s - and with Ray Jobling on bass, the drummer's name escapes me (Roly's uncle?) they made a fine trio.
I have the feeling Dave Hedley may have sang with the trio - I recall a guy, who could have been Dave, giving out with a great version of "Tangerine". He was built like Jimmy Rushing and sang like Joe Williams. Although only a pub, it had a jazz club/night club ambiance not least because of the music and the, then, novel idea of Chicken in a Basket meals.
There was also a Sunday lunchtime session for awhile.
Lance.

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