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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.

Blues/Soul/Funk/Etc.

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

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Wynton Marsalis Joins the Jazz Police

Remember the story about the Spanish jazz fan who demanded his money back at a festival in Spain because, he claimed, Larry Ochs wasn't playing real jazz?
Well it seems as though Wynton Marsalis agrees with him and wants to contact the senor to congratulate him on his stance and to reward him with a whole heap of his, Marsalis', recordings.
So if you read this and are that hombre or know who he is please contact Giles Tremlett of the Guardian.
The full story and Giles Tremlett's email address are at the other end of this link.
Thanks to Debra Milne for this information.
Lance.

2 comments :

The LondonJazz site said...

THEY FOUND HIM THE NEXT DAY!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/blog/2009/dec/21/jazz-purist-found-wynton-marsalis

jeff f said...

First let me say I'm not a fan of Larry Ochs' music. I'm not into that kind of music. However, if this man did not like Ochs' music he should have stayed home or gone to something he liked. Calling the police is a waste of time and obnoxious.

Wynton Marsalis should not tread on other musicians lively hoods. It's a big world and I for one would hope there is room for Wynton and Ochs. Here's a good rule, if you don't like the music don't listen to it. For punters, do your research before you buy a ticket.

I seem to remember Wynton having a lot of negative things to say about Miles' Live Evil period.

Some of the musicians on that album:

Miles Davis: trumpet
Wayne Shorter: soprano sax
Joe Zawinul: electric piano -
Chick Corea: electric piano -
John McLaughlin: electric guitar
Dave Holland: electric bass
Jack DeJohnette: drums
Airto Moreira: percussion


Herbie Hancock: electric piano
Keith Jarrett: electric piano
Ron Carter: bass
Hermeto Pascoal: voice