Newsletter for April 2019

April 13, 2019

Friday 12 April It is with deep sadness and regret that I have to report the death of Terry Webb, our Secretary/Treasurer in Bournemouth Hospital this morning. Members who attended our meeting on Wednesday will know that Derek Fones did, in fact, tell us about Terry’s quite rapid decline in health. Nonetheless, this has still come as a shock to me personally and John Savage, our Chairman. This is not the time and place to speak about and honour our good friend and jazz lover. That will definitely come at another time.

The Chairman welcomed 18 attendees to the meeting. Apologies for absence: Terry & Evelyne Webb; Freda Smith

  • Answers to March Newsletter quiz question: Q: What was the last album Freddie Green appeared on? He died a week after recording it.
  • A: Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra recorded Feb 25 1987. She was awarded a Grammy for the album in 1958. Basie died in 1984.
  • The Annual General Meeting of the club took place at 7.15pm – Minutes and Reports attached

‘You’re On!‘ Introduced by individual members

This session, presenters were asked to give details of their choice AFTER the track had been played. Did it work?

  1. Georgina Arnold - ‘Moonlight Serenade’ Glenn Miller Orch 2003 3.25
  2. Derek Gould - ‘Cornerstone ’ Buddy Rich Orch from 1954 album 4.47
  3. Norman Adams - ‘Shoot The Likker To Me John Boy’ Artie Shaw Orch
  4. Derek Fones - ‘Manteca’ GRP All-Stars Big Band Live in Tokyo 1993 7.33
  5. Phil Lewis - ‘Stolen Moments’ Oliver Nelson from as 1961 Impulse album ‘Blues and The Abstract Truth’; Erlphy (flute & alto); George Barroe (bari); Paul Chambers (b); Roy Haynes (drs); Bill Evans (pno); Freddie Hubbard (tpt); Oliver Nelson (saxes) 8.48
  6. David Walder - ‘How Long Has This Been Going On’ Brian Lemon – Roy Williams Quintet with the Supreme Sidemen from 1996 album of same name; rian Lemon (pno); Roy Williams (tbn); Dave Cliff (gtr); Allan Ganley (drs); Scott Hamilton (tnr) 5.38
  7. John Cooper - ‘Scrapple For The Apple’ Charlie Parker Quintet from Diall 10” shellac 1947 with Miles Davis (tpt); Duke Jordan (pno); Tommy Potter (b); Max Roach (drs). Orch from 1954 album ‘ 2.39
  • Our thanks go to members for serving refreshments during the break BOURNEMOUTH BIG BAND, SWING & JAZZ CLUB Newsletter
  1. Bill Shaw - ‘Smoking Shuffle ’ Jools Holland and Rhythm & Blues Orch Recorded during 10 nights of concerts at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh August 1994 3.16
  2. Vic Grayson - ‘Timelessness’ Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orch from 2019 forthcoming album (and film) ‘Bolden’ PS A good example of ‘Stop-time’ jazz! 3.46
  3. Reg Valentine - ‘All Of Me ’ Michael Buble from 2009 album ‘Crazy Love’ Arr by Billy Byers & Quincy Jones; Brian Bromberg Bass ; Peter Erskine – drs; Graham Dektor – gtr 3.08
  4. John Savage - ‘I Wish I Knew ’ Allison Neale Quartet from 2004 album ‘Melody Express’ - Neale (alto/flute); Simon Thorpe (b); Matt Skelton (drs); Dave Cliff (gtr) 2.40
  5. Brian Geer – ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’ Ronnie Scott Quintet from Esquire 1952 album. Dill Jones, piano; Lennie Bush, bass; Tony Crombie, drums; Tony Kinsey, timbales. 3.03
  6. John Davies – ‘Slightly Off The Ground’ Tom Kubis Big Band from 1989 album of same name. Bill Watrous (tbn); Tom Kubis Sax, composer & arranger 3.23
  7. Keith Brown – ‘Autumn Leaves’ Cannonball Adderley from 1958 Blue Note album ‘Somethin’ Else?’ Miles Davis (tpt); Sam Jones (bass); Art Blakey (drs); Hank Jones (pno) (faded) 10.58
  8. Phil Washington - ‘My Old Flame’ Stan Getz Quartet from 1950 Prestige album (Stan Getz -tenor sax; Tony Alessi - piano; Percy Heath - bass; Don Lamond – drs) 2.42

PLEASE REMEMBER – Our next meeting is on Weds 8 May

And finally …….. have you heard this quote?

“If jazz has to be termed as a wave, then music is a sea, but if the reflectors in the water is the chord” - Thelonious Monk

or, a quiz question:

Q: What group is in the opening titles of the 1958 film ‘Jazz on a Summer’s Day’ What tune are they playing?

The Chairman closed the meeting at 9.50 wishing everyone A Safe Journey Home.

Vic Grayson 01202 882867 email: vicgrayson@talktalk . net