Bebop Spoken There
Julien Vedey: "Heads [drum heads] are like women. They are sometimes very bad tempered and sometimes affable, and the less one plays about with them the better the results." - (Melody Maker March 1926). From Colin Aitchison's amazing collection).
Shabaka Hutchings: “When I finally grasped what Louis Armstrong and Coleman Hawkins were about it was a massive breakthrough.” – (Jazzwise August 2015).
Today Monday August 3
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen – Tynemouth Station – Tynemouth. 1pm. Free.
Friday, January 28, 2011
RIP Gordon Bache.
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