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Today Tuesday December 10

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Mark Williams, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

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

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

More on Jack Parnell

Reading Jack's obituary in The Scotsman - the best of the obits I've encountered so far - I found it interesting that Jack, although born in Paddington, was, like Martin Drew, raised in Wembley.
Must be something in the Wembley air that provides drummers with that extra para-diddle.
As a matter of interest, chatting to pianist Robert Mitchell prior to his Cluny gig on Tuesday we got around to talking about drummers and he made the observation that drummers, more than any other group of instrumentalists are the most closely knit community. Upon reflection I agree with him what do others think?
Lance.

3 comments :

Ann Alex said...

Lance, I don't know about the Jazz world but in folk music, drummers ie people who play the bodhran (Irish frame drum) are the butt of many jokes. They are given hell if they don't get the rhythms right for jigs and reels during jam sessions. It is said a bad drummer can ruin a whole tune but this isn't true if the other musicians are competent. So drummers stick together for moral support. I suspect the Jazz world may be a bit more tolerant than this. Ann Alex

Lance said...

Ann, I suspect, even though I don't think he is yet buried, that the late great Jack Parnell will be turning prematurely in his grave at the thought of being linked in a post to an Irish Frame Drummer - begorrah to be sure he will!

Ann Alex said...

Lance, I see what you mean, there's a big difference between a frame drummer on 1 drum ( very skilled, mind) and a drummer on a whole drum kit. If you want to hear a good bodhran player, try young Lucy Coggle, a graduate of the Folk and Traditional Music degree. She just about makes the drum talk! Ann Alex