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Bebop Spoken There

Steve Race: "The personnel is different, notably in the inclusion of Ben Webster, always, to my mind, a rather half-hearted tenor player" - - New Musical Express, 16-9-1949.

The Things They Say!

Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

Postage

13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

From This Moment On

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jaktar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Can Anyone Help?

I wonder if you could help me. I am looking for more information about my granddad’s music career - photos or anything.
His name was Thomas Danby he was from Bishop Auckland and was a drummer in a number of jazz bands playing in local pubs and clubs around the north east,
In the Second World War he worked for the mines but was down South a lot with various bands.
I know this isn't much to go on as my father’s side haven't got much about his musical side.
It's ok if you have nothing I thought I would ask though
Kind regards
Sarah Danby Cooper.

1 comment :

Steve Andrews said...

It's not a clear photo but that tenor looks very like my Pierret "Vibrator" with the underslung octave key, which from the 1930's belonged to a chap called Max Cresswell from Whitley Bay, who played all over the North East, including with Peter Fielding at the Oxford Galleries in the mid-'30's. I've never seen another of these rare saxes in the NE. It doesn't look like a King Super 20 or a Conn Connqueror, both of which had underslung octave keys, but rather different to this.

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