Alan Plater in Cottingham - the 1960's

from Doggin' around, page 69:

I phoned a guy called Frank Brown who ran the Westfield Club in Cottingham, in the leafy suburbs of the city. By our standards, it was top of the range.... 'Frank. Can you do me a favour? Joe Harriott's in town and needs a blow. Can I bring him down?'... Joe played a set with the house band, a trio of musicians who, to their surprise and delight, found themselves backing a legend... Joe played sweet music: a couple of bossa novas, as promised, plus a few standards. He played, as always, like a fallen angel. And he was totally ignored. The only people who applauded were …   more >>
cite as

Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 69. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Cottingham


Alan Plater
Broadcaster, Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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bossa nova performed by Joe Harriott

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cm29734 on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:31:17 +0000