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Bebop Spoken There

Bobby Watson: “He [Charles McPherson] did some of the stuff on Clint Eastwood's movie [Bird] and no one knew the difference– (Jazz Times March 1996).

JJ Johnson: “They [jazz listeners] can't be fooled. They're broad-minded enough to want to hear innovation. At the same time, they're too hip to be taken in by false prophets (Down Beat May 28, 1970.

Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival Competition

Win a Family Weekend Pass to the UK's most idyllic Jazz festival.
1) In which county is Burton Agnes Hall situated?
2) Which artist appearing at the Festival was described by Christine Tobin as having ‘a wild musical spirit’?
3) Who will close this year’s Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival?
Email your answers to lanceliddle@gmail.com
Competition closes on May 27 so send your entry now.

International Jazz Day Saturday April 30

Afternoon

Paul Skerritt Band - Ashington Market. 10am-3pm. Free.

Miles Ahead (film) - Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle. Times.

Evening

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra - Sage Gateshead. 7;30pm. £24.50 (£5 under 25s). Talk at 6:45. Dave Brubeck tribute w. Bill Dobbins (pno); John Nugent (alt).

Bradley Johnston (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

Graeme Wilson/Mark Williams - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane NE1 5DW. 9pm. Free.

Belinda Voshtina/James Harrison - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Free 7.pm 0191 2331010.

Glasgow Preston Lowe - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £10. 8pm.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Musicians Turn Out In Force To Pay Their Respects to Marshall

Pleased to see so many familiar faces at the Crem. for Marshall Walker's funeral. I'll say this for the jazz world, they are united when it comes to saying goodbye to their own.
Tubby Hayes' "There Will Never Be Another You" played the mourners in and Sting's "Every Breath You Take" played them out
Afterwards at the Ravensworth Arms there was also a good turnout and I only regret that circumstances decreed I couldn't stay long enough to exchange reminiscences with those present.
RIP.
Lance.

3 comments :

  1. Hello Lance
    Thanks (on behalf of all the local jazz fratenity I'm sure) for giving a very nice, heartfelt eulogy which encapsulated Marshall's love of and career in jazz, his dry humour etc.
    Roly

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  2. Thanks Roly, it was nervewracking but, ultimately, satisfying. You know what it's like having done it for Clem (Avery)- the appreciation shown by family and friends afterwards makes you feel glad that you did it.

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  3. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their kind words and support which helped make yesterdays funeral of our father, Marshall bearable. We know that Marshall would have been very proud of the day and of his musician friends (pals). We would like to say a very special thank you to Lance and Brian for their help in choosing the correct 'Jazz' number and for the speech which was written and read so well. The memories that were shared helped lift the mood on the day. This Bebop web site is an excellent idea and Marshall would have loved reading all the posts that are on it. Take care and keep enjoying your music Andrew and Louise Walker.
    (Copied from a previous posting for maximum coverage)

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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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