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Today Tuesday January 21

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Cancelled - room being decorated back on Jan. 28.

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Evening

Air4ce - Cluny 2, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel: 0191 230 4474. Doors 7:30pm. £8.00. Ginger Baker tribute featuring regional jazz & blues musicians.

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Farewell to the Good Doctor Billy Taylor.

I never got to hear Dr Billy Taylor play live although I heard him on disc many times and also read a number of his essays on jazz both historical and theoretical. In a lot of ways he was the most erudite jazz person of them all whilst at the same time being an introvert when it came to telling the world of his importance to jazz and its students.
There's a host of his work available. I've just been listening to a lovely version of There Will Never Be Another You but whether it be standards or his own anthem to freedom - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Billy Taylor is ranked up there with them.
Billy Taylor died yesterday, Dec 28, 2010 - aged 89.
R.I.P.
Lance.

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