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Randy Brecker: "It's still a thrill for me today to stand out front of a big band as the soloist and hear all that sound going on behind you. It brings the best out of me" - (DownBeat June 2019).


2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Tuesday May 21



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


Kamasi Washington - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4461. 7:30pm. £30.00.

River City Jazzmen w. Maureen Hall - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NN. Tel: 01670 813983. 8:00pm. £5 (raffle inc.) Bob Wade, Gordon Solomon, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford, Tommy Graham.

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

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

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I've Got a Thing About "I've Got a Thing About Spring"!

Trawling my way through Spotify - I was on a British kick - and, after Tommy Whittle and Jimmy Skidmore, moved on to Kenny Baker where I heard a delightful tune played by a Kenny Baker Quintet that was entirely new to me - I've Got a Thing About Spring.
Intrigued, I searched further but the only other version on Spotify was by Billy Ternent. I Googled and got nothing. So I'm appealing for info ie further recordings, lyric, music, chords, composer etc.
It has an early 30's feel to it so I guess those period gurus such as Mike Durham, Keith Nicholls, Dave Kerr (bit modern for Dave), Steve Andrews, John Carstairs Hallam, Roly etc might be able to help.
I'd welcome info from anyone.

1 comment :

Liz said...

Nice foxtrot, I love that strict tempo stuff,so reminiscent of ballroom dancing in my younger days. Maybe it was written by Billy Ternent, Frank Wappat would know as I think Billy's widow gave much of his arrangements to him. As Billy was a South Shields lad maybe someone local might have heard of it.

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