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Lou Donaldson: "(On Art Blakey) Everything changed. Especially when the women came in, sat down in the front row, and raised their skirts above their knees. Then the drums got louder, the tempos got faster, and every tune was a drum solo" - (JazzTimes, November 2019.)

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Today Saturday December 14

Afternoon

Jazz

Anth Purdy - Isabella Community Centre, Ogle Drive, Blyth NE24 5JF. Tel: 01670 543773. 11:00am-1:00pm. Free. Christmas Fair.

Jazz Attack - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 3:30pm. Free (concourse). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Jambone - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 4:00pm. Free but ticketed (Sage Two). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. Second night of two.

Sold Out!

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Blues/Funk/Soul

Loft Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

R.I.P. Eddie Harvey.

The sad news that I've belatedly received is of the death of trombonist, pianist, composer, arranger, educator Eddie Harvey. My memories go back to hearing him with the Dankworth Seven at Newcastle City Hall back in the early fifties - one of the first jazz concerts I ever attended. I later heard him with Woody Herman's Anglo-American Herd at the Royal Festival Hall in 1959 and later once or twice with Humph. An impeccable player, in later years I had to be content with reading interviews in magazines. His reputation as a teacher was second to none.
Sadly missed.
Eddie Harvey died October 9 aged 86.
Obituary.
See also LondonJazz
Lance..
Photo supplied by Colin Aitchison.

2 comments :

Paul Edis said...

Eddie was an inspiration. still riding his bike, conquering the latest version of Sibelius and gigging into his 80s! He was always happy to talk over ideas, answer questions - I owe him a great deal.Weirdly I was reading his book 'Teach Yourself Jazz Piano' when I found out. RIP Eddie

Colin Aitchison said...

Hi Lance,
Sad news about Eddie Harvey, I think we were both with the Newcastle Big Band, when he came and rehearsed the band, here is a photo from 1950, must have been the Johnny Dankworth Seven with L-R Johnny Dankworth, Jimmy Deuchar, Eddie Harvey & Don Rendell.