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11,772 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 912 of them this year alone and, so far, 49 this month (August 13).

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August

Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Farewell to Hal McKusick

Sad to learn of the death of Hal McKusick aged 87. One of those musicians whom aficionados knew but didn't quite make it with the general jazz hoi polloi. This was probably by choice  - preferring to settle for the comfort zone (financially) of the studios rather than the hustle bustle of the road. Later he was a musical educator in New York. These two tracks with Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hinton (bs) and Osie Johnson (dms) show him to be a cool, swinging alto player well worth listening to.
McKusick died April 11.
RIP.
Obituary (including tantalising snatch of 'Round Midnight...)
Lance.

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