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Today Wednesday January 22

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Julija Jaceniate & Alexys de Alfaro - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Tom Rainey Trio - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 232 6400. 8:00pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). JNE.

Air4ce - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. Tel: 01325 245052. 9:00pm. £TBC. Ginger Baker tribute featuring regional jazz & blues musicians.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

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