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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.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

RIP Kenny Ball

Many years ago, at Newcastle City Hall, I was sitting on the stage, behind the Sid Phillips Band Came the interval and, as the band left the stage,. the trumpet player said to me, "Isn't it hot?" I said, "Sure is" and thus ended my one and only conversation with Kenny Ball. Strange that I've remembered that over all these years.
Kenny Ball wasn't your average trad trumpet player but a skilled pro who also worked with Eric Delaney.
At the height of the "Trad Boom" he had lots of hits which turned many of the purists against him - the "it can't be good it's popular" brigade.
In recent years the Kenny Ball Jazzmen made several visits to The Sage as part of the 3Bs package - with fellow Octos Barber and Bilk. - most recently just last December. Kenny was but a shadow of his former self yet still put on a show.
Sadly missed
Kenny Ball died earlier today aged 82.
Obituary.
Kenny Ball @ Ned Kelly's 1977 (courtesy of Colin A.)
Lance.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Peter Gascoigne with Vieux Carre played weekly at The Golden Lion, Winlaton Mill in the 1970s. I used to go most weeks with a couple of pals. Great days they were. Clive Grey playing some great and highly amusing banjo, Jimmy Stewart on drums, Roy Willis on guitar. Well one night a chap came in with his partner and another acquaintance.
The whisper went round - isn't that Kenny Ball? Well it was and of course he was invited to play and sat in for 2 or 3 tunes and played great. It caused quite a stir. Nice memories. The pub has recently been renamed The Red Kite.
Roly

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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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