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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 Tuesday November 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 1:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

Evening

Jazz

Not Now Charlie - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues

Sugaray Rayford - Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel 0191 230 4474. 8:00pm. £15.00.

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Slow Boat To China perhaps?

Mal Maddock posted this evocative photo of the Joe Loss band playing on a cruise ship. Doesn't it just bring back memories of a bygone era? The band, the dancers, the gowns... Malcolm has promised to send more details (not too much information Mal!) of the trip.
Also, as so many jazz musicians spent time on board the boats perhaps there are a few out there who'd like to add their memories?
Lance.

2 comments :

Mal said...

The only info I have on the band is Lesley Ann Roberts on Vocals, Todd Miller & Larry Grettan on Vocals.. Roger Dean on Guitar, Dave Hartley (out of shot) on Piano, Joe Quinlan on Bass, Sam Whatmore on Trombone (also band manager)....It was the QE2.... I had just joined the ship with my quartet in Durban but I had worked with Lesley as she was singer at the Newcastle Mayfair before she Joined Joe.... If I get any info will let you know... Mal

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Todd is still touring the country on a regular basis with Jasmine Day who has been in the orchestra for 26 years.

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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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Lance