Total Pageviews

Bebop Spoken There

Kurt Rosenwinkel: "My idea of the perfect vacation is to just stay at home." - (DownBeat July 2020).

Dave Rempis:Ten years from now, I can see musicians streaming concerts in real time and charging a minimal amount for people to watch.” - (DownBeat September 2013)

Archive.

The Things They Say!

Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

Postage

11,626 (and counting) posts since we started blogging just over 12 years ago. 761 of them this year alone and, so far, 25 this month (July 6).

Today

As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

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

Blog Archive