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13,837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1254 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 23).

From This Moment On ...

October

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Remembering Malcolm Saul

It's hard to believe that it was 20 (21 - see comments) years ago today that pianist Malcolm Saul left us - a void still felt in local jazz circles.
Malcolm was the automatic first choice when it came to accompanying visiting American stars such as Lockjaw Davis, Al Cohn, Joe Newman and his all-round ability enabled him to fit in with any band in any style. Malcolm's daughter Janet brought his anniversary to our attention on Facebook and I know that all who knew him or heard him play will want to share their sadness with her.
Janet - Malcolm will never be forgotten.
Link to previous post.
Lance.

7 comments :

Hil said...

Sorry Lance to correct you but it was 25th Nov 1989 that Mal died.
He was a great friend to Mike and I.
Unfortunately Mike is still very ill in Wd 2, North Tyneside General Hospital.

Lance said...

Ok - my apologies. I took the date from the original thread posted a year ago (see link on site).
Best to Mike.

Janet Saul said...

Thank you Lance And thank you to everyone for keeping my dad in their memories.

Janet Saul

Lance said...

No one will ever forget Malcolm - he was mentioned at Mike Gilby's funeral today.
Two great musicians who will live forever in our memories.

naomi said...

Hi-
It is Malcolm's other daughter Naomi.
Janet I have been wanting to contact you for a long time-I will e-mail you xxxxx
Hilary-my love to you all. Sorry to hear about Mike xxx

Hil said...

A happy ending...lovely to hear from Naomi. We have become friends on FB and I have written to Janet who also is a friend on FB.
You know alot of people knock that site, but some good things do come out of it.

Thank you Lance, x

Dave Selby said...

Hi,I googled Malcolm just on the off chance something might be there. Malcolm's mother Winnie was my aunt. My mother Ruby, Winnie's sister, also played the piano and I remember her telling me how Malcolm as a small boy would stand by the piano watching her play, I remember all his family were musical.
Dave Selby

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