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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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Today Tuesday February 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Acoustic Infusion w Ray Dales - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Abbie Finn Trio - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB. Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations). Hexham Jazz Club.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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

Monday, July 22, 2019

Ben and Bruce

On April 28, 1967 legendary tenor saxist Ben Webster played at Connaught Hall, in Newcastle. This was one of the earliest concerts promoted by Jazz North East. I was there and remember it well although not well enough to remember the Pat Smythe Trio.

According to Chris Yates' memoir Blue Horizons the concert is listed as being with Bruce Turner's Jump Band which begs the question: did the the Jump Band play a separate set and, if so, why weren't they billed? or did they come in as a last minute replacement?

Interested to hear from others who were there whose memory may have lasted longer than mine!
Lance
PS: Picture of poster kindly sent by Russell & Patti.

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