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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 Tuesday December 10

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Mark Williams, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Tyne Valley Big Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Win Some - Lose Some.

As many of you know, I worked in a local music store for many years and, not surprisingly, a few incidents have stuck in my mind.
This one has nothing to do with jazz and it's questionable if it has anything to do with music either but it is the kind of story that, I think, might appeal to the jazz sense of humour.
Rolf Harris was appearing at the City Hall and he sent one of his roadies along to ask if he could borrow a Didgeridoo (I did say the musical content was questionable). I agreed on the condition that Rolf autographed the 'instrument'. This he duly did and the instrument was returned.
Some weeks later a young lady came into the store and asked if we had any Didgeridoos.
I told her that not only did we have Digi's but that we had one autographed by none other than Rolf Harris.
The young lady thought for a moment then said, "Do you have any that aren't autographed by Rolf Harris?"
Lance.

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