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Frank Zappa: “Those kids [US students] wouldn't know music if it came up and bit 'em on the ass.” – (DownBeat October 3, 1969).

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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".

Today Wednesday February 19

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Zoë Gilby & Mark Williams - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

After Hours #4: Stéphane Grappelli - Cafédral Durham, Owengate, Durham DH1 3HB. 7:30pm. £5.00. (concs. available). Sonia Rae (violin); Tom Burgess (guitar); Jack Theaker (guitar); Angus Shennan (keyboards); David Byfield (drums) + Clara Falkowska (flugelhorn, violin). ‘The life and work of Stéphane Grappelli’. Durham University Jazz Society event.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Ain't That a Shame - RIP Fats Domino

Fats Navarro died at age 27. Fats Waller died at 39 and now, yesterday (October 24), Fats Domino defied the odds and survived until he was 89.
Like most of his generation who was born in New Orleans, Fats grew up with a background of jazz and blues which he morphed into rhythm 'n' blues providing a link between Louis Jordan and the rock 'n' roll of  Elvis, Chuck Berry and others. 
Trumpeter/arranger Dave Bartholomew played a major part in his success with his infectious backing orchs. Yes it's me and I'm in love again  (ba ba ba boom) had no lovin' since you know when (ba ba ba boom) etc.
Not surprising that John Broven, in his excellent 1974 book Walking to New Orleans, chose to have Fats' picture on the front.
A big influence on so many.
Sadly missed.
Obituary.
Lance
Check out Sky Arts tonight - 10pm. 

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