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Bebop Spoken There

Piers Paul Read: "Bruce Reynolds and Biggs shared an interest in Sex, Jazz and Hemingway." - (The Train Robbers by Piers Paul Read, Coronet Books 1979.)

George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Today Thursday July 19

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Holywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. 8:30pm. Free.

Alexys de Alfaro: Guitar Dreams with Coco Vega - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead NE8 2BA. Doors 7:00pm. A ‘jar on the bar’ gig. Guitar & percussion.

Alter Ego - St James’ & St Basil’s Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £10.00.

Jesse Bannister Quartet - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). JNE.

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Jubilee Park, Spennymoor DL16. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Big BRASS Bash (Durham Brass Festival).

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Donna Hewitt (alto); Josh Bentham (tenor); Dave Archbaid (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9pm. Free.

Jazz Jam - Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 8pm. Free.

Billy's Buskers: Plug in and Play - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 7:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

RIP David Redfern

Russell, our intrepid scourer of the obituaries, reminded me that I hadn't noted the passing of David Redfern, possibly one of the UK's if not indeed the world's finest jazz photographers. I well remember drooling over his classic images of the jazz greats in his Jazz Album which I purchased at Dobell's back in the 1980s. They're still as good as ever even though (or possibly because) they're from the pre-digital age.
David Redfern passed away on October 23. He was 78.
Sadly missed and my apologies for not posting earlier.
Obituary.
Lance.

3 comments :

Chris Barker (on F/b). said...

Responsible for some of the most famous iconic photos. Everyone will recognise his work but not so many know the name.

Ken Drew (on F/b) said...

Yes, another sad departure from the scene. I was at the 2013 London Jazz Festival .where he and Edu Hawkins had a display of photos, so I had the opportunity to chat to both who were very approachable and great to meet and to briefly discuss the background to some of their work on display. A sad loss but Jazz photography is in good hands with the likes of Edu (and many more besides).

Andy Hudson said...

Sad to acknowledge the passing of David. I had the great pleasure of working with him for many years, and despite him describing me in his book as Andy “Get-off-the-stage” Hudson, we had a good warm relationship in the 70’s 80s and 90s when I was promoting much jazz. He even turned up at my wedding in Dublin and took some classy snaps. For my 50th birthday, he gave me a signed framed print of one of his definitive shots of Duke Ellington which has pride-of-place above the piano in my house.
When he sold his vast catalogue to Getty Images , he cleverly kept joint rights to his favourite 1000 pictures and made a tidy living from them onwards.
A lovely man, great sense of humour, with a perfect “eye” - will be much missed.
Andy Hudson.

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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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