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Bebop Spoken There

Piers Paul Read: "Bruce Reynolds and Biggs shared an interest in Sex, Jazz and Hemingway." - (The Train Robbers by Piers Paul Read, Coronet Books 1979.)

George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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Today Thursday July 19

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Holywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. 8:30pm. Free.

Alexys de Alfaro: Guitar Dreams with Coco Vega - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead NE8 2BA. Doors 7:00pm. A ‘jar on the bar’ gig. Guitar & percussion.

Alter Ego - St James’ & St Basil’s Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £10.00.

Jesse Bannister Quartet - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). JNE.

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Jubilee Park, Spennymoor DL16. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Big BRASS Bash (Durham Brass Festival).

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Donna Hewitt (alto); Josh Bentham (tenor); Dave Archbaid (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9pm. Free.

Jazz Jam - Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 8pm. Free.

Billy's Buskers: Plug in and Play - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 7:00pm. Free.

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

Saturday, September 17, 2016

When Harley Met Gary











In Portugal last week, Maine St. Jazzmen trumpet player Ray Harley caught up with a neighbour of his from the days when he lived over there, Gary Cox. Gary, Ray tells me, is still in great shape at 82 and still doing gigs in Ireland where he lives for six months of the year.
“I can sit and talk with him for ages, his tales of the business are legendary re his many top jobs with NDO, Radio Big Band, Maynard Ferguson, John Patrick and TV work etc. etc. etc. Also, he has fond memories of his time in Newcastle at The Oxford and playing alongside Mike and Ian Carr in the Emcee Five”.
In the above photo, Ray is on the left of the picture. In the picture below (circa 1985 at Corner House) Ray is back row, second from the left and Gary is front row fourth from the left. Band is Ray Chester's. How many others can you recognise?








Lance.

7 comments :

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

Great news about Gary Cox, haven't seen him since the Marimba & Downbeat days, happy memories!!

Russell said...

Pete Stuart? Ronnie Pearson? Mike Gilby? Sid Warren?

Lance said...

Not Ronnie Pearson.

Steve Andrews said...

Gordon Marshall? Eddie Shearer? And isn't it Arthur Mowatt's band - he's out front on the right?

Lance said...

Far left is Paul Moran (son of Tommy). Far right is Jan, a Dutch student at Rye Hill. Is the trombonist next to Ray Chester Ric Taylor? I'm sure the drummer is Dennis Healey.

Anonymous said...

Lance I think you are right Dennis Healey on the Drums
Raymond Newton

David Barnes said...

It is quite flattering of course to be likened to Rick Taylor (comments) - but the trombonist sitting on 2nd next to Ray - was me. Happy days. I played for a few years quite regular with Arthur’s band at the Corner House - until I went off to University. Sort of cut my teeth with that band. :)

Lots of memories looking at that photo. :)

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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