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April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
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Monday, May 25, 2009

New Photo Heading

The new photo heading, which I'm pleased to say seems to have met with approval, dates back to, I think, 1983 and a concert by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers which took place at Newcastle Playhouse. It was broadcast by Channel 4 as part of a series, masterminded by Andy Hudson, entitled "4 Up, 2 Down".
Line-up is Terence Blanchard, tpt; Donald Harrison, alt; Jean Toussaint, ten; Johnny O'Neal, pno; Charles Fambrough, bs; Art Blakey, dms.
Click here for more photos. (Photos from 1982 concert just added.) Lance. PS: The Messengers also appeared at Newcastle Festival in 1979 and 1982. I'm currently adding Newcastle Jazz Festival Programmes to the gallery. There are still some Festival programmes missing so if you've got them up in the attic...

4 comments :

Russell said...

Hi Lance

I too was at the Art Blakey gig. I think it was a double bill with John Dankworth's band. Can anyone recall this and indeed confirm it ?

The photo on your home page is top - notch.

Russell

Lance said...

I thought they were two seperate concerts - there are photos on the site of both concerts but 25 years on I can't honestly remember.

Lawrence said...

Wow Lance love this new look!

Lance said...

Well Russell, Chris Y confirmed that you are right - it was a double bill. Of course, you being younger than me (honest folks he is!)your memory has not yet gone into steep decline.
The double header took place on January 1983. Dankworth had Bill Le Sage, Ronnie Stephenson, Alec Dankworth with him.

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