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Bebop Spoken There

Jackie Paris: "A singer's got to be able to tell a story. Frank Sinatra and Nat Cole are best at that; Mel Tormé too. I like to take a lyric that means something and sing it right to the person it was meant for." - (DownBeat October 11, 1962).

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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Tuesday September 17

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see above).

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00. Rick Laughlin & co.

Strictly Smokin’ Sessions - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £8.00. & £6.00.

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 819845. 8:00pm. £4.00. Guest: Don Armstrong (reeds). Note earlier start.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

RIP Terry Lightfoot.

Trad clarinettist Terry Lightfoot died yesterday (March 15) He was a former associate of Kenny Ball's who died last week as well as being a bandleader in his own right.
Lighfoot was a key figure in the 1960s Trad boom hovering around the periphery of The Charts with True Love, King Kong and There is a Tavern in the Town.
He also appeared in the film It's Trad, Dad.
Terry Lightfoot was 77.
Rest in Peace.
Obituary.
Lance.

2 comments :

Georgie Tracey said...

I heard via a friend in the U.K. the recent news on Terry Lightfoot following so soon after Kenny Ball.
My late Husband Reg Tracey(who was Kenny's Brother in law) Managed Kenny Ball for many years
and also Terry Lightfoot. I emigrated to Perth, Australia 9 years ago to join my daughters and we were
shocked when friends in the U.K. contacted us and would therefore be grateful if you can pass on our condolances.
I have been sent newspaper reports but wondered if Terry's Wife Iris is still alive as I knew her well but
unlike a mention of Betty Ken's late Wife, can see nothing so far on Iris.
Sincerely, Georgie Tracey

Michael Godwin said...

I joined Terry's band on bass in 1974 when Reg was the manager.
I attended the funeral yesterday and Iris and two daughters Melinda and Michelle are still alive-their other daughter unfortunately died of cancer some years ago.
Iris's address should you wish to get in touch is:
20, Lilly Hill,
Olney,
Bucks MK46 5EZ
Hope this is of some help Georgie.
Kind regards,
Mike Godwin.

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance