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Today Sunday June 16

Birthday wishes to Steve H.

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

The Panthers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Sour Mash Trio - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Customs House Big Band - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. Tel: 0191 454 1234. 6:00pm. £13.00. ‘Swing on a Summer’s Evening’. The band’s 20th anniversary concert.

East Coast Jazz Jam - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 6:00pm. Free.

Gerry Richardson Quartet - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. ( (£3.00. student).

DU Jazz Soc jam session - Fabio’s Bar, Saddler St, Durham DH13NP. Tel: 0191 383 9290. 7:30pm. Free.

Francis Tulip Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Line-up: Francis Tulip (guitar); Ben Lawrence (piano); John Pope (bass); Matt MacKellar (drums)

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

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Tell us about the first time and how it was for you...

We review gigs and CDs. We list and preview gigs as well as announcing births, deaths and marriages. It's a good format and keeps our community informed.
However, I think it would be even better to have some more general pieces from within our readers' own area of jazz.
Examples; Some words about your favourite band, memories of venues past and present, a particular musician singer whose discs mean something to you - in fact anything to run alongside the reviews and previews which of course will remain our staple diet - in fact what I want are your opinions and your memories.
I would like you to recall hearing legends either before or after they became a legend. A memory of your first concert, your first record, your first jazz club, your first playing gig, your first... Anything jazz related. For example, when I received my first pay packet I immediately bought Glenn Miller's In The Mood on 78rpm.
I have moved on since then but it remains in my collection numbered 1A.
You've got the picture I guess so let's have these things recorded for posterity.
Lance.
PS: This invitation is worldwide!

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

I got into jazz via 1960s Brit R&B bands then American artists such as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters. I got to like folk blues and boogie woogie piano from this source. Then a friend and colleague at the office where I had started work turned out to be a very good blues and boogie pianist. His name was Bob Hogg - he was married to local session guitarist Charlie Smith's daughter. Bob introduced me to Peterson's iconic 'Night Train' album. That was it - hooked! I just about wore out the album. Honey Dripper, Hymn to Freedom, Georgia on my mind etc. - all superb tracks with his great trio with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen.
Roly

Anonymous said...

I was brought up in a house full of music...from Fats Waller to Stan Kenton. Stan Kenton got my attention!
...and Woody Herman.
Keen and Peachy and The Four Brothers on the other side of the wax 78.
I was about twelve years old and very impressionable. First I was going to be a trombone player then a drummer followed by trumpet. I ended up a saxophone player...The Four Brothers saw to that!
And about six years later Johnny Griffin at Ronnie Scott's led me to a lifelong battle with the tenor sax.
I've seen and heard a lot of great players over the years and it's impossible to pick out a favorite.
If you ever saw, and heard, Jazz At The Phil "live", you'd know what I mean!

Anonymous said...

The first jazz gig I remember was the Duke Ellington Band - I thought it was September 1972, but the online references to Ellington playing Hammersmith Odeon in the 1970s make it October 1971! I was 12 (or 11...).

My brother and I were taken by our father, a jazz fan. I don't rember much, aside from a clear image of Paul Gonsalves soloing in a bright spotlight.

In the interval, we were taken to a nearby pub, where all the band had gathered: my father introduced us to the musicians - but I have no idea who was there!

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