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

Friday, September 11, 2015

RIP Alan Palliser

Alan Palliser, former pianist with, among others, the River City Jazzmen and the Ronnie Young Band passed away on Sept. 6.
A fine pianist, adaptable to a variety of settings, he will be sadly missed. I particularly remember the Sunday morning sessions in the early/mid '80s at Newcastle's City Vaults with the Ronnie Young Band.
Funeral will take place at Holy Cross Church, Ryton on Monday Sept. 14.
Alan Palliser was 80 year old.
Rest In Peace
Lance.

11 comments :

Derrick Cogger said...

From Basie to Bach. RIP Alan.

Anne DeVere Harper (on F/b) said...

So sorry to hear this.

Gordon Solomon said...

I knew that Alan had heart problems for a number of years but nevertheless the news is a shock. Alan was a fine pianist, - he had many influences but Erroll Garner and Teddy Wilson were his favourites. His version of Autumn Leaves was always guaranteed to be a high spot of the session, and as you said, he had a wide range of styles - I think Derek's comment sums it up nicely. I think I'm right in saying he started playing in the 1950's with trumpeter Joe Errington in a band called the Alleycats. RIP.

Roy Willis (on F/b) said...

Condolences to Alan's family.

Barry said...

Sorry to hear about this great jazz player he will be missed Margaret and Barry Aitchison

Barbara said...

hi I am Alan's daughter, thanks so much for this lovely mention for my dad, and thanks to those who have commented too. We had a lovely service and played his music in the church, it sounded great on the church sound system :) Yes the Alleycats was his first band, I have a great photo but not sure how to post it here. We talked about his music in the eulogy and enjoyed reminiscing old stories.

Lance said...

So pleased everything went well today.I'd love to see the photo Barbara - could you email it to me?
lanceliddle@gmail.com

Barbara said...

just sent it through to you now Lance, hope it reaches you ok.

CCJAZZMEN said...

Condolences from Hong Kong. A wonderful piano player.
Colin Aitchison

Helen said...

Hi Barbara
I'm Joe's daughter who played trumpet with your dad in the Alley cats - here's a brief history and a few pics http://joeerrington.wix.com/papa-joe-errington#!the-alley-cats-jazz-band/c1szy you might like to see.

Helen



Unknown said...

So sad to hear this and to find out over two years later. I worked with Alan down here in Solihull and was greatly influenced by him. He was a great guy. A man's man. I was just thinking about him a few minutes ago and Googled his name, to discover this sad news. RIP Big man...

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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.
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