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Bebop Spoken There

Howlin' Wolf: “He [Charlie Patton] was a nice guy, but he just loved the bottle--like all the rest of the musicians. He was a great drinker.” – (DownBeat December 16, 1967).

Frank Zappa: “Those kids [US students] wouldn't know music if it came up and bit 'em on the ass.” – (DownBeat October 3, 1969).

Today Thursday April 26

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Tees Valley Jazzmen - No.1 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL12 7NJ. Tel: 01388 665533. 12:30pm. Free admission.

Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society - Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN. 5:00pm. Fortnightly meetings, all welcome.

Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Millstone, Haddrick’s Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 1QL. 0191 2853229. 7pm.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Holywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. 8:30pm. Free.

Bearpark Trio - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £3 (£2 student/MU.).

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Kevin Eland (tpt); Donna Hewitt (sax); Graham Thompson (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9pm. Free.

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

Friday, December 29, 2017

Joe Garner

The death was announced in the Evening Chronicle of a Joe Garner who passed away on December 17. Can anyone confirm/or otherwise as to whether this was the same Joe Garner who played bass with the Panama Jazzmen in the 1950s?
The age, 85, and the address in the Howdon area of North Tyneside point towards it being one and the same.
Information would be appreciated.
Chronicle obituary.

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

Hi Lance I visited Joe some time and this location sound correct: Very near to the Tyne tunnel At that time he was working on the OIL RIGGS in the North sea.
Also saw him at the Cresent Club about 6 to 12 months ago
Hope this has been some help

Happy New Year Raymond Newton Double Bass/ cello and cello player

Lance said...

Thanks Ray - it must have been some time ago if he was working on the rigs!

Lance Garner said...

Hello Lance, my name is Lance, Joe’s son. Dad always told me I was named after a jazz musician as he really liked the name. Sorry if I’m stating the obvious, are you that man?

Lance said...

Hello Lance, I'd like to think I was the inspiration for your name but, as I actually never met your dad, I'm probably not. However, I learne of the high respect he was held in when I worked alongside Ronnie McLean and played in a band with Ray Jobling who, I believe, took over from Joe with the Panama Jazzmen. The jazz world is such a tight community that, even if we don't know someone personally, we know of them.
I'd love to know of some of the bands he played in after the Panama and if you had a photo we could post.
Deepest sympathy
Lance [Liddle]
PS: The only other Lance I can think of is Lance Cousins who was around in the same era.

Lance Garner said...

Lance, thanks for the reply, Lance Cousins sounds familiar.
Dad spoke of the Panama Jazz Men and he said at one point was with Geraldo.
He also was on the "Chusan" and "Saxonia" cruise ships.
Also the "69 Club" in Newcastle.
He mentioned being in the 69 Club when the Krays visited one night.
In later years worked "Grey's Nightclub" and the "Westerhope Social Club" with the Johnny Sampson Combo (I think).
The hours got to him - 7ish till 10ish at Westerhope followed by an 11ish till 2ish at Grey's. So he went back on the tools.
Thank you for the condolences.
Regards Lance.

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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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