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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Tuesday November 21

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free. New weekly mainstream session. 2 mins from Monkseaton metro.
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Evening

Jam session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm Free. Session led by Mark Williams.

Omar Sosa + Seckou Keita - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead NE8 2JR. 0191 443 4666. 8:00pm. £21.80. Sage Two.

Gypsy Jazz Jam - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead NE8 2BA. Doors 7:00pm. Free. ‘No audience as such – everyone is a player/musician or a gypsy!’

Charles Gordon - Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. 0191 233 1010.

10:00pm. Free.

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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Big Band Broadcast from 1969.

Peter Drysdale sent me this YouTube clip of  a 1969 big band led by Ronnie Scott and featuring many well known faces.
How many can you recognise?
Lance.

9 comments :

Simon Spillett said...

This is a Granada TV special titled Getting Sentimental Over You, broadcast on Boxing Day 1969 and introduced by Bill Grundy.

The personnel is Greg Bowen, Hank Shaw, Paul Tongay, Jimmy Deuchar (trumpets); Keith Christie, Chris Pyne, Cliff Hardie, unknown (trombone); Derek Humble (alto); Ronnie Scott (tenor); Johnnie Gray (tenor); Ronnie Ross (bari); Gordon Beck (piano); Lennie Bush (bass); Kenny Clare (drums)

Lance said...

Thanks Simon. It has been suggested that the bearded trumpet player is Ian Carr and the unknown trombone player Mike Gibbs and there are resemblances.

Simon Spillett said...

Sorry....yes it's Mike Gibbs and that IS Ian Carr not Hank Shaw. And it's Ronnie Hughes not Paul Tongay.
Tony Coe is also in the saxes.....just looked it up in Crescendo from the time.

Lance said...

Tony Coe? I'd have put my 5 bob each way on Alan Skidmore but I guess the hair was too dark for Skid jr.

Simon Spillett said...

And he's on alto....

Lance said...

Given the talent in the band the solos weren't spread around very much.

Simon Spillett said...

My mate Louis Barfe confirms that it is Ronnie Stephenson on drums not Kenny Clare....

Louis Barfe said...

According to the February 1970 edition of Crescendo, the line-up is Greg Bowen, Ian Carr, Nigel Carter, Jimmy Deuchar (trumpets); Keith Christie, Mike Gibbs, Chris Pyne, Jimmy Wilson (trombones); Derek Humble, Ron Aspery, Ronnie Scott, Johnnie Gray, Ronnie Ross (saxophones); Gordon Beck (piano), Lennie Bush (bass), Ronnie Stephenson (drums).

Meanwhile I've sent the link to the clip to my friend Johnnie Hamp, for many years head of light entertainment at Granada, and got this response:

"You have made my day! Yes indeed it was one of my shows (whoever put it on Youtube cut the credits!) and I must confess I was being completely self indulgent. A slot became suddenly available for transmission on Boxing day 1969 and I was asked to fill it with whatever I liked. So within a week I put together this bunch of good mates, got together with Bill Grundy to write a script and recorded The Big Band Sound. In addition to the artistes you mention we featured Vince Hill and the wonderful Dickie Valentine (with Mike Parkinson and Irma Ogden looking on!). Ted Heath had just died so Part Two was devoted to his music. In those days no Auto-cue or multitrack recording either! Magic!"

Harry Monty said...

Hi Lance,

What a terrific programme and such a delight to see so many great musicians in their heyday.

Best regards

Harry Monty

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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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