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Victor Feldman: "The teacher said he couldn't teach me anymore. That was when I was seven." - Downbeat June 8, 1961.

Christian McBride: "He [Horace Silver] was the whole package" – (Downbeat September 2014).

Today Saturday January 20

Afternoon

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Evening

Stax Brothers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Mitch Laddie Band - The Tannery, Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3QD. 9:00pm. Free. Blues rock.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Aussie Alto Ace Dead

Australian alto sax player Bernie McGann has died after undergoing heart surgery. McGann, reported to be Australia's most outstanding jazzman, was 76.
I never heard him play as he rarely left his home country but his reputation was known and respected worldwide.
Bernie McGann died on September 17.
Obituary. Rest In Peace..Lance.

3 comments :

jaygee said...

You can hear Bernie McGann on an album called "Always" on Spotify. According to his obit, Bernie McGann chose the life of a postman in order to play the music of his choice.
RIP.

Lance said...

Thanks Jaygee, I've just listened to a couple of tracks - I'm Old Fashioned and Accustomed to her Face - and he's a very distinctive alto player warm, almost unique, sound good technique without flashiness.
Rest in peace.

Lee said...

Oh very sorry to read this news here Lance. Bernie was an outstanding musician, a real pleasure to hear him ... tho sadly I haven't for the many years since I moved to blighty. reminder to us all, go hear them live while they are living!!

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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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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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