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Bebop Spoken There

Sting: "It was great. They [the River City Jazzmen] all wore blue suits. The band had been together for about twenty years, which was the same age as the suits." - (Melody Maker Sept. 22, 1979).

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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 21

Afternoon

Jazz

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

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

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 3:00pm/5:30pm. Screening of Stanley Nelson's documentary film (2019, cert. 15, 1hr 55mins).

Evening

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

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Have Trombone Will Travel - Tommy Weatherley.

Our man in Hong Kong, that intrepid trumpet player, trombonist, band leader and jazz archivist Colin Aitchison, has collated 38 photos and memorabilia of trombonist Tommy Weatherley. Photos show Tommy with bands such as Teddy Foster, The Squadronaires, Jimmy Bence, Harry Bence, Ronnie Keene and Don Smith. 
Some photos were taken on board Cunard liners others at various ballrooms including the Oxford Galleries.
Lance.
PS: If anyone can add a few names please do.

5 comments :

Colin Aitchison said...

Still have information to add, and some more photo's, as you no doubt know Ronnie McLean was my godfather, and Tommy was his brother-in-law, and the 3 of us all play trombone !!! it would be nice to have some memories on this blog from those who remember The Oxford, Don Smith, Ronnie Keene etc

Anonymous said...

My Dad played the trombone with Don Smith in the early 60s. His name was Derek Pilkington and his good friend Ken Bowers was on drums.

Lance said...

Photo album seems to have disappeared!

Lance said...

Link to album restored.

Steve Humphrey said...

Dave, your Dad was my trombone teacher and my idol I remember going to your house in Whitley Bay on a Saturday morning for lessons. Along with Tommy who taught me at school they provided me with a full career in music and an enjoyment of Big Band music. I will forever be grateful to them both and will remember forever that rich Bolton accent with enormous fondness. Regards, Steve Humphrey

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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Lance