Alan Plater in Hull - the 1980's

from Doggin' around, page 116:

One evening we did the show [Beiderbecke and all that Jazz] in Hull, at the Spring Street Theatre...Alan Barnes was unavailable - 'I've got a better gig at less money', he explained - and depping for him was Nigel Hitchcock, a young tenor player and a ferocious exponent of the post-bop tradition.

One of the pieces the band always played was a more or less straight-ahead version of 'Jazz Me Blues'. As Nigel was about to play his solo, Kenny [Baker] wandered over and murmured, gently but firmly: 'Play it like Frankie Trumbauer'.  The Spring Street performance also has a …   more >>

cite as

Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 116. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Hull


Alan Plater
Broadcaster, Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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Jazz Me Blues performed by Beiderbecke and All That Jazz Show, Nigel Hitchcock

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1980's
Medium broadcast, live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:37:26 +0000
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:31:58 +0100