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Friday, July 23, 2010

Successful Book Launch @ The Lit & Phil

A packed Lit & Phil remembered Chris Yates at the posthumous launch of his book - Blue Horizons.
The book, which relates the author's love affair with jazz in both his native Hull and his adopted Newcastle, is a nice easy read for anyone interested in jazz from provincial to world level.
Despite having his words read by an understudy, Alan Twelftree - unable to be present because of family illness - did the book and the author justice.
Lance.
PS: Further tributes to Chris Yates will be paid at Sunday Afternoon's Remembering Chris concert at the Corner House, Heaton.

2 comments :

Roly said...

Very modestly you don't mention you were the understudy Lance. Well you did Chris and Alan proud with a sincerely delivered tribute to Chris the person, his devotion to jazz and his unique book which among other things gives such a vivid picture of jazz activity on our home patch.
Roly

Liz said...

well done that man!
Liz

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