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Paul Edis: "One of the regulars at The Gala today called me a 'turncoat' and another a 'deserter' - that's a very northern way of displaying affection in response to the news that I'm leaving the area. 'They're vicious down there mind you'. " - (Twitter January24, 2020)

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Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Today Monday January 27

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Remembering Mary Lou Williams

Mary Lou Williams would have been 100 years old today (Saturday May 8) had she not died of cancer back in 1981.
NPR produced this recollection of the first woman jazz iconic instrumentalist and arranger.
They also did this program introduced by Dee Dee Bridgewater which features Mary Lou in two concerts from 1976 and 1978.
Here she is the guest on Piano Jazz interviewed by that other great lady of the keyboard - Marian McPartland.
A true giant(ess) - her piano playing bears comparison with any of her contemporaries.
Lance.

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