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Tuesday 11: Happy Birthday Dave Hignett & Peter King (80).

Thursday 13: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free. OUTDOOR gig.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

RIP Bud Shank

Heard him at a Newcastle Jazz Festival (pictured left) with Shorty Rogers back in the 1980s - also in Holland with Rogers, Bob Cooper, Bill Perkins and other west coasters. In the company of guitarist Laurindo Almeida, Harry Babasin (bs) and Roy Harte (dms) he recorded an album of Brazilian music long before the bossa nova came into fashion. One of the great flute and alto players he stood alongside Lee Konitz and Art Pepper in the L.A. alto hierarchy. Like Art, he attempted to move into freer areas but it is as one of the cool boys that I'll always remember him. Listen here. Aged 82, Bud died April 2, 2009. Obit. Lance.
PS: Only just discovered that it was Bud who did the evocative flute work on The Mamas And Papas' "California Dreaming" - one of the great instrumental 'interludes' of popular music.

1 comment :

russell said...

Hi Lance

For the record the Shorty Rogers - Bud Shank Quintet played the Newcastle Playhouse on Friday 4 May 1984.

Russell

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