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Binker Golding: "The purest jazz was often the most danceable. Somewhere along the way, we exchanged danceability for complexity, and I see a lot of what I do as a way of giving that back to people." - (Jazziz, Winter 2020).
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Today Saturday February 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Electric Guitar Masterclass – The Music of Robben Ford - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 10:00am. £15.00. Jamie Mackay conducts a masterclass looking at the work of former Miles Davis’ sideman Robben Ford.

Evening

Daniel John Martin w Swing Manouche - Core Music, 14a/b Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3NJ. Tel: 01434 601993. 8:00pm. Donations (suggested donation £10.00.). DJM w Mick Shoulder (guitar); Giles Strong (guitar); Ian Paterson (double bass).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Half Hand Hoodoo Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Boys of Brass - Brandling Villa, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. Tel: 0191 284 0490. 9:00pm. Free.

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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Goodbye Tony Levin

The saddest news today was of the death of drummer Tony Levin. Tony, a drummer whose playing covered all genres in a long and much acknowledged career was last heard in the north east at Gateshead Old Town Hall with the Aki Takase Trio and Keith Tippett.
That the music on that occasion didn't appeal to me is meaningless compared to Tony's magnificent contribution to jazz over the years.
He was a giant who played from the heart.
Tony was 71 may he rest in peace.
Lance.

2 comments :

Sarah R said...

y some strange coincidence I was searching Tony Levin on youtube these last few days. According to this link (Mr Levin's record label), I had been waiting for the release of some of these albums for quite some time now. It was Joyology that was brought to my attention by Lee Goodall as I exchanged mails with him a while back. And I wondered what had transpired. I hope these records can make it to the public. Some worthy recordings there. Sad news...

Sarah

Wes S said...

I was at Gateshead Old Town Hall and it was magnificent, as were all the prior occasions that I had seen Tony in Newcastle and over at the Appleby Jazz Festival. I have the immense pleasure of having witnessed Tony and Bryan Spring playing a two piece drum set which goes down in my mind as one of the finest performances I have ever seen and heard. I spoke to Tony on quite a few occasions and he was always friendly and smiling, a truly warm character. He will be missed. Thanks for the music Tony you certainly enhanced my life for the better.

Wesley