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Jeremy Pelt: "It [Birth of the Cool sessions] was bebop in sheep's clothing." - (DownBeat, December 2019).

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Today Wednesday November 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 12:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

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

Evening

Jazz

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

Swing Street - Pier Red, Castlegate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1LF. Tel: 01289 309168. 8:00pm. Free.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

George Shovlin & the Radars, Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DE. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 8:00pm. Free.

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.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Cavendish Club.











More memorabilia from Jean. On the right a reminder of how classy the Cavendish Club was and the calibre of entertainment. On the left, the resident George Ricco Quartet.Charlie Smith is the guitarist, pianist George Richardson (Ricco) is sitting, Andy Milne (bass?) is in the centre but who is the drummer?
Lance.

4 comments :

Lance said...

No less a person that George Ricco himself tells me the drummer is Billy Mordue.

Malcolm said...

The drummer is indeed Bill Mordue who is my father in law. Now sadly suffering from late stage Alzheimers but the one thing that still get's his toes tapping is good music.I also have to say that the Musician's Union have been great.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone recall GEORGE McGUINNESS, pianist/organist, playing at The Cavendish in the 60s/70s? Did Jimmy Benz have a band there?

Anonymous said...

Yes I worked with George in the late 80's till his death around 97. A great muso who didn't suffer fools gladly but would back a friend to the hilt. George could play for any artist either with or without music. A brilliant piano player George played at the 'Gosy park' when Jack Lemon stayed and Jack walked up to George and said "loved you playng friend you have a lovely touch thanks a lot" or words to that effect. Before I met George he worked with Paula People. Any one else remember George.....Geoff??

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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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