New Ronnie Scott's Documentary

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My two favorite performances at Ronnie Scotts were Anita O'Day and Chet Baker. There are others, but those two never cease to entertain me. In particular, there were some excellent shots of Anita's drummer, John Poole, who is one of my inspirations.
 

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So, in the 60s, you had to travel to London, England, and find a 200-cap basement to hear jazz by the top names? So, it’s gained in popularity as it’s gotten worse?
 

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NYC in the 60s still had known jazz clubs. Village Vanguard, The Five Spot, Fillmore East, The Half Note, etc.
Interesting. My perception was that Fillmore East was mostly rock!
 

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Interesting. My perception was that Fillmore East was mostly rock!

It was.
But there were some jazz shows.
Miles Davis, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and a few others.
Not sure a club has to be limited to one genre.
Quite a few Blues artists played that club, too.
So, a few genres were allowed evidently.
 

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It was.
But there were some jazz shows.
Miles Davis, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and a few others.
Not sure a club has to be limited to one genre.
Quite a few Blues artists played that club, too.
So, a few genres were allowed evidently.
My perception was that Fillmore East was mostly rock!
 

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So, in the 60s, you had to travel to London, England, and find a 200-cap basement to hear jazz by the top names? So, it’s gained in popularity as it’s gotten worse?
The Jack Dejohnette played with Bill Evans for about six months in 1968, starting with an engagement at the Vanguard in New York. But Jack has said that the month they played at Ronnie Scotts was special because they really got used to playing together and stretch out. I believe the album that came out fairly recently was from Jack's personal recordings he made of those shows. That's why I would love to have seen one those particular nights.
 

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are you maybe confusing w/the Grand Ol Opry not allowing drums?

lol you got early predecessor of horn bands played the fillmore ten wheel drive. SAXES were allowed!
Crazy. If a drummer were used at all at the Opry they'd hide him behind a curtain :>/

BTW, sax solo in Beatles' "Lady Madonna" was Ronnie Scott.
 


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