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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 Wednesday May 22

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

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

Blues

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.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's and a surprise.


Olive Rudd (vcl); Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl); Jim McBriarty (alt/clt/vcl); George Richardson (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms).
Well jazz is the sound of surprise and no one was more surprised than me when the Maine Street Jazzmen unleashed their version of Mobile - a long time favourite of mine since I first heard Ray Burns (not the harmonica bluesman!) sing it back in 1955 when it charted at number 4.
The swinging big band accompaniment on the disc (78rpm) was by Eric Jupp and his Orchestra and, if I remember correctly, it may have included a very young Tubby Hayes in the sax section. A great number well worthy of revival and even if Herbie didn't quite get the lyric as per the disc it was still the highlight of today's session.
Earlier, Olive had sang, rather inappropriately, Blue Skies - a colour they certainly weren't - Keepin' Out of Mischief Now, I Double Dare You and later My Blue Heaven.
Jimmy Mack sang If I Could Be With You and it was an all round good afternoon but oh that song - the memories (not to be repeated here!).
Lance.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

ahhh takes me back, you just find yourself smiling listening to that great number...where did those carefree years go?
Liz

Ann Alexander said...

And here's me thinking it was a song about a mobile phone! I love this sort of song where you learn something about America, teachers should play songs like this instead of trying to teach geography. Ann Alex

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