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Bebop Spoken There

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.)


Today Thursday December 12



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

Note earlier time for this week only!




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.



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.