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Bebop Spoken There

Ray Anderson: “When I started listening to the Ellington trombones, it was all over.” – (Jazz Times October 2015).

Philip Larkin: "Let-Me-Out Department: the Melody Maker now has monthly reviews of Cage, Stockhausen et al. A case for a change of name?" - (Daily Telegraph April 18, 1970).

Today Wednesday November 25

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Jazz Esquires - Magnesia Bank, Camden St., North Shields NE30 1NH. 1pm. Free.
Alice Grace w. Pete Gilligan Trio - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 7.00pm.
Take it to the Bridge Jazz Workshop - |The Chillingham, Chillingham Rd., Heaton. 8:30pm. £1.
Dave Rae’s Levee Ramblers - Springwell Village Hall, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 0191 4162630. 9pm. £2.
Christmas with the Rat Pack - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. 01642 815181. 7:30pm. £29.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Johnny Heenan Band in Amsterdam

Ray Harley has kindly sent me some photos of the Johnny Heenan Band in Amsterdam taken at a wedding at the Amsterdam Hylton back in the 1980s. Line-up: Ray Harley, Gordon Marshall (tpt), Don Fairley (tmb), Norman Barkus, Arthur Mowatt, Syd Warren, Stan Coates (saxes), George ? (pno), Brian? (bs), Ollie Rillands (dms), Kay Rouselle, Johnny Heenan (vcl).
Those guys on the loose in Amsterdam?! Click here to view. Lance.


  1. Lance please forgive me if I'm wrong...but a couple of the pics you have Billy Harpers name on, to me appear to be to be of Art?

  2. Well spotted Firewoman - thanks for pointing out the error of my ways. I have corrected the items. If I'd checked the names properly I'd have realised that Bill wasn't even there!

  3. Wow, I was taught by Arthur Mowatt & spent many an occasion playing in the local tyneside wind band with himself & most of the others featured in these photos. I'd love to know whether my favourite teacher is still alive...

  4. Sadly, Arthur passed away a few years ago - can't remember the exact year. Perhaps someone will be able to help.


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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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