Alan Plater in Newcastle upon Tyne - 1990

from Doggin' around, page 167:

What Ian and the band did was extraordinary.  When the name Duke Ellington was mentioned, we heard an instant Ellingtonian quote on trumpet - likewise Coleman Hawkins - and so on throughout the play.  By definition, there was no knowing in advance precisely when these moments would be.  The guys had to listen intently, pick the moment, play the phrase and still, in the great musical tradition, finish level.  Only jazz musicians would be capable of doing it.

cite as

Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 165. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Newcastle upon Tyne


Alan Plater
Broadcaster, Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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Jazz performed by Ian Carr

Experience Information

Date/Time 1990
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The performance referred to here took place during productions of stage play 'Going Home' presented by Live Theatre at the Playhouse in Newcastle

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:36:55 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:58:30 +0100