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Marc Myers: " If the original group with Baker was Dover sole, the group with Brookmeyer was beef stew." - (JazzWax, December 7, 2019).

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

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Two not quite jazz deaths

Mitch Miller died July 31. The man who practically invented the gimmick with his trademark backings to Guy Mitchell and other stars of the mid '50s, who forced Sinatra to leave Columbia and under his own name had a hit with The Yellow Rose of Texas might seem an unlikely name to feature on a jazz site. However, he did play oboe on the Parker With Strings sessions so maybe he wasn't all bad and, with the exception of Sinatra, probably made more money along the way than any of the musicians he was associated with. He lived to be 99.
Bobby Hebb is remembered for one song - Sunny. Written and recorded by him in 1966 it could be said to be the first song of that era to be universally accepted into the jazz canon. It is still being sung and played by jazz people today and must surely be a late entry into that enigmatic Gasbook
Bobby died yesterday, August 3, age 72.
Lance.

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