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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Alan Glen Quintet @ The Cooperage - a few memories from Roly.

Recent enthusiastic comment about Alan Glen's great playing reminded me of going to hear his quintet some years back, maybe in the late late 70s I guess? They had a regular gig at The Cooperage down on the Quayside.
The music they played was very attractive - all original material, some quite extended or segued compositions. Alan on piano, a great guitarist Terry Ellis (with his blonde Gibson 345), Ray Truscott on electric bass, Billy Golding on tenor - I can't remember the drummer. Nice memories of what was a unique band.
Terry Ellis worked locally as a peri teacher and played both guitar and elec. bass professionally. I have a Bobby Thompson video from somewhere in CIU clubland and I'm sure it's Terry on bass in the background. I'm not too sure if he is still around locally - I've not seen him for quite a long while now.
I think Billy Golding passed away - he was a fine player. Ray Truscott I've not seen around for years either. Anyone got any more info?
Roly

3 comments :

Lance said...

Terry is still around - I think he lives up in the hills around Shotley Bridge - possibly Medomsley.
I spoke to him at the Cluny last year - Gilad Atzmon gig - he looked well.

Russell said...

Hi Lance

I saw Terry in the street in Newcastle just the other day. About five years ago Terry was gigging with Alan Glen ( playing electric bass ) at a short - lived residency in Gateshead ( The Three Tuns ) and in Jesmond Vale. Mr Glen and Mr Ellis should have regular gigs ( if only ! ).

Russell

Unknown said...

Hi Roly

The drummer at the Cooperage was either Derek Lunn or Barry Black (Barry is still around) Terry is still around teaching and living at Rod Sinclairs at moment. Ray Truscott and Sylvia are now in Florida & the great Bill Golding died 22 years ago. Hope to see you at the Chilli

Alan G

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