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Brian Carrick: "I contacted Max Jones of Melody Maker and offered to be his correspondent in the States, but I should have done what Ken Colyer had done, get a job on a ship and then jump ship in the States. So I didn't make it [to New Orleans] till 1973." - (Just Jazz May 1999)

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Preview: Zbigniew Namyslowski Quintet @ Jazz Cafe Posk - Dec. 7

One of the legendary gigs at the old New Orleans Club on Forth Banks in Newcastle, and one that is still spoken of with reverence today, was the appearance by the Zbigniew Namyslowski Quintet.

The Polish modern jazz group impressed fans with the leader's alto playing being compared favourably with many American alto saxists back then in the early 1960s. His Decca album Lola, released in 1964, still sounds relevant today.

Over the years there have been many more recordings and concerts all over the world indicating that even at the age of 81 his powers are undimmed.

The good news is that on December 7 the quintet are appearing in London - see poster for details - and, for those living within the sound of Bow Bells, it surely is a must. Even if you live in John O'Groats, Land's End or points in between give it some serious thought.
Lance. 

3 comments :

John Hallam (on F/b). said...

I first heard him in Sheffield about 1965.

Anonymous said...

I was at the gig at the New Orleans when he played with his quartet .
Must have been 1965 when Eurick ( not sure how his name is spelt) ran the legendary jazz club.
They played on the Saturday and Sunday evening and I was there for both gigs. One of the most memorable gigs I have ever been to . It was fantastic. They reprised the Lola LP mainly which was so different to any jazz I had heard before( at the time) and was absolutely superb. I felt privledged to be there and also I bought the Lola LP at Windows after hearing them, of which I still have in my collection.
Nothing like reminiscing , I have spent many an hour boring people silly when I start rambling on about gigs I have been to. Ha!!

Ron Ainsborough

Lance said...

Listening to the Lola LP after all these years what strikes me is how advanced and original he was for the time. He seemed to have found a niche between Parker and Ornette that was all his own.

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