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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Teddy Wilson in Newcastle

Anyone at this concert in 1953? And who were the members of the Alan Nicholson Swingtette? All of this for half a crown - 12½p!
Lance.
Photo on the right from Edinburgh jazz festival,

6 comments :

Tom Henderson (on F/b) said...

Hi Lance,I'm sure i was at this concert with a drummer mate of mine & Alan Nicholsons Swingtette probably had his brother Billy on trumpet but i can't remember the rest of the group.

Derek Lambert (on F/b) said...

Listen to him with Pres., wonderful pianist.

Tom Henderson (on F/b) said...

Just been listening to him with the Benny Goodman Quartet, Great!

Lance said...

I remember the concert but, because I had school the next day, my parents wouldn't let me go. I did however, hear Teddy with Dave Shepherd at Edinburgh in the early '80s and he was superb.

Steve Andrews (on F/b) said...

The late Mick Potts of the Gateway Jazzband told me that Teddy always stayed with him when he played Carlisle. Like Mick, Teddy was fond of a tipple. Apparently, without fail, the household would be awakened by a crash in the middle of the night when Teddy fell out of bed, loaded, although he couldn't remember anything about it the next day. I, too, saw Teddy at the Dragonara Hotel in Edinburgh in the early 1980's, playing as immaculately as ever.

Lance said...

The future award winning film directer Mike Figgis was a regular customer when I worked in JG Windows music shop. His father was a big jazz fan and he had, I knew, a pile somewhere out west. Figgis senior came into Windows one day and said "I'm throwing a party on Saturday night. Teddy Wilson will be playing. Do come along." It was only after he'd left that I realised I hadn't a clue where he lived! and so I never got to actually meet Teddy Wilson.

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