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Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

RIP Manu Dibango

Following on from Mike Longo who died on March 21, Covid-19 has claimed another jazz musician, Paris based, Cameroonian saxophonist, Manu Dibango who succumbed to the deadly virus yesterday (March 24).

Best known for his 1972 hit Soul Makossa, later the subject of a lawsuit against Michael Jackson, Dibango was active up until recently being seen and heard on video in February this year.

Manu Dibango was 86.
Sadly missed.
Lance.

1 comment :

Steve T said...

Big Blow.
Soul Makossa was a massive worldwide hit, but Big Blow was a big jazz-funk record a few years later and, for me, is a better record. If people don't know it, it's worth youtubing, even if you don't normally expect to like jazz-funk, for the African elements.
I realised last night I have a double best of album that I've only ever played the two tracks from, so that'll be where I'm going next.

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