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Bebop Spoken There

Lou Donaldson: "(On Art Blakey) Everything changed. Especially when the women came in, sat down in the front row, and raised their skirts above their knees. Then the drums got louder, the tempos got faster, and every tune was a drum solo" - (JazzTimes, November 2019.)

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Today Saturday December 14

Afternoon

Jazz

Anth Purdy - Isabella Community Centre, Ogle Drive, Blyth NE24 5JF. Tel: 01670 543773. 11:00am-1:00pm. Free. Christmas Fair.

Jazz Attack - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 3:30pm. Free (concourse). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Jambone - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 4:00pm. Free but ticketed (Sage Two). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. Second night of two.

Sold Out!

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Blues/Funk/Soul

Loft Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Don't Let Good (win) Music go to Waste!

Jack Goodwin, whose pedigree encompasses that of playing trombone with an early edition of the original Vieux Carré Jazzmen to that of an authority on, and discographer of, the great American saxophonist Warne Marsh, is looking for anyone who would be willing to offer a good home to a collection of - mainly - club or concert jazz cassette recordings contained in decent quality storage containers.  
Jack describes them as what he (and I) would call "modern jazz" - many Bill Evans concert recordings (40 approx) Ted Brown, Lee Konitz, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan, many pianists, etc. etc.  All in all probably around 200 cassettes.
The charity shops don't want them and if he can't find a taker it will have to be the Blaydon waste disposal which, he says, would be a pity as there's a lot of great music on those tapes.
Lance.
PS: I've posted the above pic for those of us who are too young to know what a cassette looked like!

2 comments :

Steve Andrews said...

Not really my sort of thing, Lance, but I'll give them a home if nobody else will simply to preserve them, rather than go to waste(both literally and figuratively!).

Lance said...

Thanks Steve, however, I think Jack may have already found a willing custodian. I'll let you know if he hasn't.