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Randy Brecker: "It's still a thrill for me today to stand out front of a big band as the soloist and hear all that sound going on behind you. It brings the best out of me" - (DownBeat June 2019).


2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Tuesday May 21



Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.


Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

Lindsay Hannon Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Beatles To Bowie Exhibition

Very impressed by the 1960's photographic exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle even if the jazz content was limited which I suppose reflected the era.
However, there was one glaring error.
The photo of the John Barry Seven showed local trumpet hero Bobby Carr but the caption read 'd. 1962'.
If that is the case then it must have been Bobby's ghost playing "I Remember Clifford" with the Newcastle Big Band in the 1970s.
Maybe it was Clifford Brown playing "I Remember Bobby"!
Can anyone remember when Bobby actually died?


Hil said...

was it 76 or 77?

Sorry not sure, if Mike was ok he would have remembered.

rslaing said...

1977 I think?

However, this wikipedia entry - - says "The new line-up lasted until 1961 when Barry became too busy arranging and composing to continue. He installed Vic Flick as the leader and brought in Bobby Carr on trumpet to take his place. Carr was tragically murdered after only a year or so with the group and he was initially replaced by Dickie Hawdon" - as I said last night Lance, I think someone has it wrong! Unless there were two of Bobby Carr. I last did a gig with him in 1973'ish and he was larger than life then, as usual. Bring on the conspiracy theories.....

Lance said...

The guy on the photo certainly looked like the Bobby Carr we all knew and loved.

stevegrantleeuk said...

New to this site but interested to see the mention of Bobby Carr. I grew up with his son James who is still a good friend of mine. James says his Dad died in March 79 on the way back from a gig in Peterlee. If anyone has any reminisces or stories from those days, I know that James would be interested to hear them.

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