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August

Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm. Free.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Homage to Mark Murphy - R.I.P

Listening to Mark Murphy helped me cope with life's vicissitudes during my salad days it's true. Mature but I'm still beguiled. 
I have been privileged to be amongst consummate musicians for the afterglow following one of his performances (Pete Churchill, Nikki Iles, Norma Winstone...). By way of a eulogy I intend to put my antiquated derriere on a seat as many times as I can to keep jazz alive in his memory.
Looking back I note from my journal that, at the gig at Pizza on the Park, Pete Churchill was on piano with bass, drums and percussion (sorry no names).  Mark sang Again as an encore + Imagination and Pure Imagination from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
For the ticket price of £16 I was able to stay for both sets. A waiter gave me a centre table to myself (I think he thought I was a lottery winner. That evening I thought I was too!)
Dee Linnell.
PS: Cover of CD purchased as a souvenir. 
(Editor: Original post.)

1 comment :

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

Sorry to hear about Mark Murphy, Worked with him at Greys Club & Tyne Tees TV. Great Guy!

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