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Dayna Stephens: "I always tell them [students] there will never be anyone who will play it [EWI] as technically proficient as this cat [Michael Brecker] did." - (JazzTimes June 2019).

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Today Tuesday June 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. Trio Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

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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