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Jeremy Pelt: "It [Birth of the Cool sessions] was bebop in sheep's clothing." - (DownBeat, December 2019).

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Today Wednesday November 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 12:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Jazz

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Swing Street - Pier Red, Castlegate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1LF. Tel: 01289 309168. 8:00pm. Free.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

George Shovlin & the Radars, Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DE. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 8:00pm. Free.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Where are the George Shearing tributes?

I have been keeping an eye open for some sort of tribute programme to the late, great, Sir George Shearing. I do find it so sad that more coverage has not yet come to light.
Jazz greats such as Sir John Dankworth and Humph were quickly brought to recognition in TV and radio as a mark of respect and quite rightly so.
Even my own local newspaper which has a "Jazz notes" column every week failed to mention his passing.
Why? There must be huge footage of his lifelong work in concert and with all the greats that he worked with, so it's not as though this would take much preparation.
Anyway, such programmes need to be aired soon after the event, otherwise they simply lose their impetus.
Liz.

5 comments :

LondonJazz said...

Liz not what you're looking for, but Martin Chilton (son of John) did a nice tribute in the Telegraph

Lance said...

Jazz Record requests have just played George's version of It Could Happen To You and announced they are doing a tribute program soon so send in requests now.

Jude Murphy (via FB) said...

Couldn't agree more - seems like it's been completely under the radar. I suppose Humph, especially, had such a high media profile that he got lots of coverage. But it's George Shearing who we've just lost!

russell said...

Fullsome tributes were paid in The Guardian (Feb.15) and The Independent (Feb.16)

Russell

George Milburn said...

You will know him by his works! The way I got to know George Shearing was through playing his piano arrangements - the way he followed standard melodies with such inspired harmony, producing some of the most amazing chord progressions, yet without over-egging the pudding - a true understated genius! You may laugh but my favourite is, I'm in the Mood for Love - no, seriously!

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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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