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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).

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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

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

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.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Guardian Music 6 Hour Spotify Jazz Playlist

Spotify and The Guardian are two organisations popular with Jazzophiles so I guess it was inevitable that the two should get together during The Guardian's Music Loves Summer feature and produce a 6 hour Ultimate Jazz Playlist which can be found and listened to on Spotify - 6 hour Jazz playlist.
Now even though the 6 hours start with Scott Joplin's The Enertainer and end with Ambrose Akinmusire's Confessions To My Unknown Daughter there are some startling omissions in between.
No Bix, Condon or Teagarden. Apart from Benny Goodman and Duke the big band era is completely overlooked. No modern Basie. Dizzy shares a track with Bird but the Gillespie big band is prominent by its absence.No Peterson, Cannonball, Art Pepper...
Humph's Bad Penny Blues makes the cut as does Getz' Girl From Ipanema and, of course, Take Five.
Still, despite all that it is a good representation of the history of jazz and worth checking out if you are on Spotify - if you're not then this is an opportunity to sign up free.
Lance.

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