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Ethan Iverson: "Mickey Roker played drums in church, and his beat on [Mary Lou] Williams' "Ode to St. Cecile" might make even a diehard atheist a believer" - (JazzTimes Sept. 2019).

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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Monday October 14

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see above).

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Richard Bona & Alfredo Rodriguez - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 8:00pm. £24.50.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ernie Jackson on Tony Scott

Hiya Lance. Been looking on your website and out came a blast from the past. Larry Allan!
I worked with Larry Allan in Hong Kong in the 1960s. He did solo piano in the KIT KAT bar on Nathan Rd. at that time I was doing concerts in The City Hall with Tony Scott the clarinetist and Larry was on piano. As you will know Tony did an awful lot with Bill Evans. When I first met Tony he had just come back from Thailand - he had been teaching the King of Thailand clarinet. He went to Italy and sadly died there.
He, Tony Scott, was a brilliant musician - a bit of a nutter, but a great muso.
Its a pity nobody ever mentions Tony, that man worked with everybody in jazz. Ellington, Bill Evans, too many to mention. I once asked an alto player about some clarinet stuff and mentioned Tony and he said Tony who!
He wrote some great and weird music and loved playing with the top Filipino musicians. When he came into the "BACKROOM" he always brought his clarinet. THE BACKROOM was the only jazz only room in Hong Kong and I was fortunate to be in the great Luis Francisco Trio with Ernie Dizon on bass, Luis was the man in HK then and it was a dream playing with a player of his calibre.
The filipino musicians were incredible Vestre Roxas, Bading Tuason, Angel Pena.
Check out these names and you`ll find some famous filipinos such as Danny Barcelona and Bobby Enriques - he played for Richie Cole.
Ernie Jackson

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Hi Lance,
Yes, did meet Ernie Jackson a couple of times in the North East on my visit's, the names he does mention are even before Ned Kelly's, some of the guys do remember some of them from when they were growing up, and as young musicians, and I did hear before about Tony Scott, being over here, wonderful bit of Hong Kong music history, I'll post it on my Facebook page.
Thanks Ernie & Lance

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
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