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Anat Cohen: "With the tenor, it's so iconic with jazz. With the clarinet, I can improvise, but it doesn't have to be called jazz." - (DownBeat July 2019)

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Today Tuesday June 18

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc raffle). Line-up inc special guests Don Fairley (trombone) & Maureen Hall (vocals).

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Thursday, July 02, 2015

RIP Eddy Louiss

French jazz organist Eddy Louiss passed away on Wednesday (June 30) aged 74. A distinctive player who recorded with many Americans including Kenny Clarke and Stan Getz. It was with Getz that I heard Louiss live at Ronnie's back in the early 1970s. His playing seemed to add an edge to the tenorist's sound moving him away from the cool image he was normally associated with. Louiss was also on one of  Getz's most famous albums - Dynasty.
Unlike most American jazz organists of the time, the Frenchman didn't use a bass player, preferring instead the instrument's pedalboard at which he was very adept. Britain's Mike Carr was another.
To me, this made him the complete organist.
A player who will be sadly missed not least by me for the memory of a wonderful night at Ronnie Scott's.
Lance

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