Total Pageviews

Bebop Spoken There

Gregory Porter: "A lot of energy in jazz is emanating right from the UK and that's awesome." - (Music Week 03.08.2020)

Archive.

The Things They Say!

Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

Postage

11,740 (and counting) posts since we started blogging just over 12 years ago. 880 of them this year alone and, so far, 17 this month (August 4).

Coming soon ...

August

Thursday 6: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free. OUTDOOR gig.

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. :)

Blog Archive