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Louis Stewart: In a homily to his father at his funeral in Dublin on 23 August 2016, his son Tony recalled that when he asked his father whether he wanted to be buried or cremated, Louis replied, "surprise me". (From Brendan Frawley).

Clint Eastwood: "Any friend of jazz is a friend of mine!" - (Down Beat January 1998).

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Today Tuesday August 30

Afternoon
Mosaic Jazz (Playing a celebration of American music) - Bell and Bucket, Norfolk St., North Shields. 1pm. Free.
Non-Electric Band - Tynemouth Station. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
Charles Gordon/Ken Hewitt Trio - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 7.30-10pm. Free.
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's

Ray Harley (tpt), Herbie Hudson (tmb/vcl/hca), Brian Carrick (clt/ten), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Tommy Graham (dms), Olive Rudd (vcl).
After their triumphant tour of Leeds, the Maine Street boys and girl came out to play at Rosie Malone's today with a surprise guest on clarinet - Brian Carrick depping for Jim McBriarty. Playing a steel clarinet that it is said once belonged to New Orleans legend George Lewis Brian gets that vintage sound so beloved of the purists with perhaps a touch of Sidney Bechet's soprano added.
He also played equally vintage tenor giving us an indication of what Coleman Hawkins may have sounded like before he joined Fletcher Henderson.
However, with Ray Harley blowing trumpet there was no danger of returning too close to the Delta and the result was their usual driving Dixieland.
Olive, as per, was in good voice, Herbie joined her for a vocal duo on Deed I Do as well as soloing on trombone and harmonica.
Malcolm Armstrong, a tower of strength on piano ably abetted by Alan and Tommy.
Oh and, in the absence of buddies B and M, I won a bottle of California's finest in the raffle!
A convivial afternoon. There were even ladies dancing!
Photos.
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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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