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George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Today Thursday December 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 12:00pm. Free.

Note earlier time for this week only!

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Evening

Jazz

Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Drive, Peterlee SR8 2RN. Tel: 0191 518 2000. 7:00pm. £10.00. (£5.00. under 18s). 'Jazz at the Lubetkin'.

Gala Big Band - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). ‘Gala Big Band Does Christmas’.

Durham University Big Band - Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. Tel: 0191 334 1777. Free. 7:30pm. ‘Jazzy Christmas’.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00. (£2.00. student).

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

Tees Hot Club w. Gus Smith (vocals); Dave Stansfield (tenor sax); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

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

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Jazz Messengers - A Night in Tunisia

Hil has pointed out to me that today was Art Blakey's birthday. Had he lived he'd have been 90. As it was he died in 1990. The anniversary of his death is on Friday - October 16 so let's remember perhaps the greatest modern jazz drummer and certainly the greatest hard bop band of them all. Lance

8 comments :

Lance said...

Not forgetting Lee Morgan on trumpet and Wayne Shorter on tenor.

Hil said...

Hi Lance...I am not able to access the Youtube link on here that I sent to you?

Lance said...

Anyone else not see the YouTube video of Art Blakey?

Liz said...

I saw it!
Liz

Anonymous said...

Can see video loud and clear.
Ron

russell said...

Hi Lance

Yes, it is working just fine.

Russell

George M said...

I saw/heard Art and the Messengers a couple of times, including Band on the Wall in Manchester, in the early 80's, when jazz had begun to become so cool that there were - wait for it - young people in their 20's in the audience - we 30 Somethings were so put out! Jean Toussaint was the epitome of that cool with his tall sax style, slick grey suit and Ray-Bans. You could feel the warm love that Art felt for those Messengers - a love that's maybe not so obvious now? discuss!

Lance said...

Elaborate further on this love business George? Are you referring to Art Blakey or jazz in general?