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Jeremy Pelt: "I'm so much into melodies and into sound, and the presence of sound, that I don't necessarily want to try to play in between the cracks of a note." - (DownBeat November 2020)

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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".

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11,999 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 1139 of them this year alone and, so far, 86 this month (Oct. 26).

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IT IS ADVISABLE TO CHECK IN ADVANCE WITH THE VENUE THAT THE GIG IS ON.

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 29

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

Abbie Finn Trio - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity (upstairs). It’s Abbie’s birthday!

Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00-10:00pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish.

FRIDAY 30

Neil William & Ben Holland - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. Jazz standards from the 1920s & 30s.

SATURDAY 31

Alice Grace & Pawel Jedrzejewski - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. £10.00. Online booking (to book a table). Limited capacity. Alice & Pav join a multi-bill of entertainers (magician etc) to celebrate Prohibition Bar’s fifth anniversary. SOLD OUT!

Friday, May 22, 2020

R.I.P. Lucky Peterson

(Photo courtesy of Raphaël Perez)

Time to dig out the Lucky Peterson albums, a couple of which I bought ahead of his Sage Gateshead gig in 2016, and the rest straight afterwards. 

It was part of the SummerTyne Americana Festival and somebody suggested it was the gig of the festival so far, before I questioned as to whether it was the gig of Sage Gateshead so far!

He released his first album aged five, having been taken under the wing of legendary songwriter, bass player and key Muddy Waters sideman Willie Dixon.

He appeared on the Tonight Show, the Ed Sullivan Show and What's My Line?

As a teenager, he studied French Horn at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts before playing guitar and keyboards with Etta James, Bobby Bland and Little Milton.

In the nineties he recorded for Alligator and Verve, collaborating with Mavis Staples before moving on to Blue Thumb, Disque Dreyfus and JSP in the new millenium, when he also played with Corey Bell, Larry McCray and his wife Tamara.

During the Sage Gateshead show, he wandered freely among the audience, the irresistible combination of soulful voice and biting rock guitar, before getting behind a real live Hammond Organ. Does it get better than that? 

Lucky Peterson died on May 17 aged just 55.   

Sadly missed.
Steve T.

1 comment :

Raphael Perez said...

A real loss. He was such a generous and talented multi instruments musicians. A real bluesman. We will all miss him.

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