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Bebop Spoken There

Don Rendell: “The public...complain of a lack of modern jazz in their area and then don't support it when it arrives." - (Melody Maker, May 5th 1962)

Ronnie Scott: "People are just not prepared to sit and listen to jazz during the week." (Melody Maker, July 21st 1962)

Today Thursday July 20

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., nr. Newcastle NE27 0DA. 1:oopm. Free.
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Evening.
Sarathy Korwar Quintet - Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. 8pm. £10. (£8 conc.).JNE gig.
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Tyne Valley Big Band + Tyne Valley Youth Big Band + Tyne Valley Junior Jazz Ensemble -Phoenix Bar, Chisholm Place, Hexham. 6pm (Collection).
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Maine Street Jazzmen - Potter's Wheel, Sunniside NE16 5EE, 8:30pm. Free.
Screamin' Miss Jackson & the Slap Ya Mama Big Band - The Schooner, South Shore Rd., Gateshead. 8:30pm. Free.
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Tees Hot Club w. James Harrison (piano); Richie Emmerson (tenor); Ray Dales (alto) - Dormans, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Free. 9pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Dave Shepherd (February 7, 1929 - December 15, 2016)













Just belatedly discovered that clarinetist Dave Shepherd passed away on December 15. One of the world's great Goodman disciples I was privileged to hear him perform many times over the years perhaps most memorably in 1982 at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival with Teddy Wilson in a Benny Goodman tribute concert. He played with the fluency of BG without losing his own identity. One of the highlights was the interplay between the two - it was as if they'd played together for years! Another session was with Doc Cheatham which may also have been at Edinburgh or it could have been in Breda. My memory's fading on that one!
There were also sessions with Freddy Randall as well as by his own quintet.
Dave Shepherd was 87 when he left us. 
Sadly missed.
Rest  In Peace.
Lance.
 Obituary.

2 comments :

  1. The session with Doc Cheatham was in Breda, I too was there that night.

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  2. I also remember him getting up for a sit-in with the Alex Welsh band at the Five Bridges Hotel in Gateshead and playing 4 bar chasers with John Barnes in Lady be Good. Memories eh?

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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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