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Bebop Spoken There

Gil Goldstein: "The first three days I was in Florida, I heard Jaco Pastorius play at a club in Fort Lauderdale, and then I heard Pat [Metheny] play in a class on jazz composition. My whole experience of the world changed in those three days." - (DownBeat, March 2020).
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Today Wednesday February 26

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Darlington Big Band - Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Longfield Road, Darlington DL£ 0HX. Tel: 01325 380401. 8:00pm. Free.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Monday, November 09, 2009

Margaret's Memorabilia

Margaret Barnes came up with some memorabilia tonight. 1) 1956 Stan Kenton program. Stan's first tour of the UK. 1a) Miles has provided this insight into how hard these guys worked with this schedule of the '52 Kenton band. I wonder if anyone has a 1953 program of the band's visit to Dublin? ----- 2) In this photo Humph is, we assume, giving the girl a trumpet lesson... CAN ANYONE IDENTIFY HER? ----- 3) This one could be in a marquee or on a boat but with a grand piano it probably wasn't a riverboat shuffle. CAN ANYONE IDENTIFY THE BASS AND PIANO PLAYER? ----- 4) Finally - can anyone tell me about this circa late '50s/early '60s group? Comments appreciated. Lance.

6 comments :

Val said...

the guy on the right of picture 4 looks like a young Bruce Welsh to me Lance?

Hil said...

I wonder if its a band who used to do the Majestic Ballroom (on Westgate Rd)? They were called the Gamblers.
I used to go there to a under 18's hop on a Saturday lunchtime.
A certain band from Liverpool had made their 1st recording of a song "Love me Do"...(I think???) they appeared there but my friend and I liked the Gamblers best....;o)

Miles said...

I can't identify the girl but the marquee reminds me of a barbecue that Northumberland Scouts ran at Gosforth Park Racecourse in I think 1966/7. When Humph played, the band included Jimmy Skidmore and Kathy Stobart. It chucked it down all day and Manfred Mann was on at the Mayfair so hardly anybody turned up and they lost money.

Adrian Tilbrook said...

Gordon Beck - Appleby Jazz Fest

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Lance said...

Hil's suggestion has been confirmed by George Gray as The Gamblers who went on to back Billy Fury.
Trumpet is Tony Damond, Tenor sax, Ken Brady, Bass guitar is Alan Sanderson and the drummer is Andy Mack'
Thank you George.

Lance said...

Thanks Adrian. With that information I have discovered that the bass player is Jeremy Brown. No doubt the missing drummer was Tony Levin.