Bebop Spoken There
Jimmy Owens: "I was in California for three months and didn't get a haircut. Then I got it to the shape I like, and I've been wearing it that way for two and a half years" - (Down Beat January 25 1968).
Claire Martin: “He [Richard Rodney Bennett] was such a consummate musician.” – (Jazzwise September 2014)..
Today Tuesday September 23
Always a stomping good session.
Gavin's bands are always interesting and this is well worth the trip.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Customs House Big Band - Open Rehearsal @ New Crown South Shields. May 3.
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