Newcastle Big Band

Newcastle Big Band Sting Newcastle Big Band with Gordon Sumner

 

Title:

  Newcastle Big Band

 

Media:

  Vinyl album

 

Label:

  Impulse Studios

 

Catalog number:

  IS NBB 106

 

Release date:

  1972-1973

 

Tracks:

 

*1. Adams's Apple, Charlie Carmichael -tenor, Gordon Solomon -trombone
+2. Macarthur Park, John Pearce -trumpet
+3. Li'l Darlin, Ronnie MacLean -trombone
+*4. Hey jude, Alistar Atkinson -tenor, Byker Orpheus -choir
+5. Mercy, Mercy, Nigel Stranger -tenor, Pat Crumley -alto, Geno Binks -trombone
*6. 'Trane Ride, Peter Volpe -trumpet, Geoff Hedley -soprano, Niegel Stranger -alto
*7. Love For Sale, Pat Crumley -alto, Charlie Carmichael -tenor
*8. Better Get In Your Soul, Andy Hudson -piano, Charlie Carmichael -tenor, Niegel Stranger -alto

* Recorded live at University Theatre, Newcastle.
+ Recorded live at Municipal Casino, Pau, France.

PERSONNEL:


Electric Piano - Andy Hudson
Electric Bass - Gordon Sumner
Guitar - Kevin Healey
Drums - Don Eddy & Jackie Denton

Saxes:
Graham Sheppard - Baritone
Pat Crumley - Alto
Cormac Loane - Alto
Nigel Stranger - Tenor
Charlie Carmichael -tenor
Steve Langdon - Tenor
Alistair Atkinson - tenor
Geoff Hedley - tenor & soprano




Trumpets:
John Pearce, Pete Volpe
David Lord, Colin Aitchison
Malcolm Hutton, Alf Parker
Also Bertorelli, Robert Tipady

Trombones:
Gordon Solomon, Brian Chester
Mike Walsh, Ronnie Maclean

Special thanks to:
Ethel Wryhorn - trumpet
Geno Binks - trombone
Dene N. Droll - Reeds


NEWCASTLE BIG BAND was born in 1968 as a student band at the University, but only really toddled in October '69, when Andy Hudson, its leader, met John Pearce, well-known jazz veteran who kew all the players to fill in the gaps. The band reached puberty on the International jazz circuit in 1970-72 (and probably lost its virginity at the same time). Aftrer our Continental successes we achived even more poppularity with our new maturity back home. We hop that this, our first record, doesn't die a death. Here's to the immortality of the Newcastle Big Band !

NEWCASTLE VIG BAND is grateful for the assistance of:
Northern Arts, University Theatre, Marcus Price, Scottish & Newcastle Breweries, French Customs, Mackay Bros, French Vineyards, Don Eddy's piles, Crystal tipps, French Letters, Newcastle Dental Hospital (consultants to R. Maclean), French customs, Suzette, Brigitte, Colette, Claudette and all the other fellas in Pau.

This record was distributed by Impulse Orginasation, 41 High Street West, Wallsend NE28 7Rj.


SAID OF THE BAND:


....."la grand banda Newcastle, se disinitegra en otras pequenas bandas"
VOZ DE ESPANA

"Les anglais sont foux"
SUD OUEST

"One part jazz, one part rock, one part melody and one part beer"
THE JOURNAL, NEWCASTLE

"A real set of p-ss artistes"
IMPULSE STUDIOS


POINTS TO NOTE TO ADD TO YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THIS RECORD:

1. All wrong notes are deliberate so that the listener could distinguish this record from cheap imitations by Basie, Herman, ect.

2. The tracks at the Pau Jazz Festival were recorde in the Municipal Casino, which is a hall noted for its uniquw acoustical properties (somewhere in between a cathedral and an aircraft hanger).

3. The tracksrecorded live in the University Theatre were put down after a large curry luncheon. Unfortunately the added Nasal impact cannot bereproduved on recored.

4. Jackie Denton wishes to apologise for his pet woodpecker . . . . . which escaped at the end of Ronnie MacLean's solo in Lil Darlin' . . . .



 

Remarks:

 

This is the first recording with Sting. The record is rare and it's said that only 2000 copyes was made.