Alan Plater in Newcastle upon Tyne - the 1950's

from Doggin' around, page 34:

One evening their band gave a recital to the university jazz society.  The front line all blew very hard, grew very red in the face and produced enough noise to fill a small room, while we stomped our feet dutifully. Highly sensitive to the jazz tradition, they asked whether anyone in the audience wanted to sit in. Somebody did. He was a young, dark-haired man, an English student, and he played the trumpet.  His name was Ian Carr and, in the jargon that attends these moments, he blew the roof off.

cite as

Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 34. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Newcastle upon Tyne


Alan Plater
Broadcaster, Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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unknown Jazz

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 03 Nov 2015 20:25:39 +0000
Approved on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:38:55 +0100