Vancouver Jazz Forum Home | Calendar | Forum | Musicians | CD Releases | Radio | Gallery | Search | CONTACT  

Go Back   Vancouver Jazz Forum > Vancouver Jazz History
FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old Jan 16, 2012, 08:40 PM
Edward Thomas Edward Thomas is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North Vancouver
Posts: 1
Hands Up Those Who Saw Mingus ...

at the Flat Five (or was it the Blue Horn by that time?) in 1964 ... ?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old Jan 17, 2012, 04:49 PM
Gavin Walker Gavin Walker is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 762
It was the Blue Horn by that time and Grahame Humphries had taken over the club and renamed it. It was September 1965 with the same band that had played at the original Cellar (222 East Broadway in the rear) in 1961. Charles McPherson (alto), Lonnie Hillyer(trumpet) and Dannie Richmond (drums) and Mingus. Dannie only played two nights at the Blue Horn as he got busted (drugs) and rather than a a trial he chose to be deported so Mingus finished the gig without a drummer. It was tough on the horn players. Mingus next came to Oil Can Harry's in 1975 but that's a different story.
__________________
Gavin Walker's The Jazz Show is heard Mondays 9PM to midnight on CITR 101.9 FM and online.
Subscribe to the Podcast.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old Mar 11, 2012, 09:35 AM
Heather Soles Heather Soles is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1
Cool Mingus at the Flat 5

Yeah, I saw them then. As I recall, a lot of the music that night was pretty outside. The night I went, before the gig one of the players was trying to put up a poster on the wall, but he didn't have any tacks. He was really high and kept on smoothing out the paper against the wall then standing back, and it would fall down. This happened over and over again. I guess the scotch tape, if there was any, was fuzzed over , but he kept looking at it mournfully and picking it up and doing the same thing again. It was quite funny.

There was also someone there (not sure if it was the same night) called Cecily Quiatt, the High Priestess of Pot. She was a beat poet and I remember her reading a poem about tripping around the countryside, like Johnny Appleseed, strewing pot seeds wherever she roamed.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old Apr 7, 2012, 02:44 PM
Gregg Simpson Gregg Simpson is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Bowen Island, BC
Posts: 244
Mingus

I saw him at the Blue Horn in 1965 with Danny on drums for the opening evening. Richard Anstey and I went together and the influence of that band especially the way Mingus and Danny worked together gave us a lot of inspiration for the coming years we spent in the Al Neil Trio.

Also caught Mingus at Oil Can Harry's in the mid 1970's.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old Aug 28, 2013, 09:57 AM
Wilmer Fawcett Wilmer Fawcett is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 19
Yep, the Cellar that famous night...
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jazz Feature for May 9:Booker Ervin:"The Book Cooks". Gavin Walker Jazz on the Air 0 May 6, 2011 01:25 PM
Jazz Feature for May 24:Charles Mingus:"Let My Children Hear Music". Gavin Walker Jazz on the Air 0 May 21, 2010 09:37 PM
Jazz Feature for January 4: Charles Mingus "Jazz Portraits" Gavin Walker Jazz on the Air 1 Jan 2, 2010 12:57 PM
Jazz Feature for Nov.3:"Mingus Presents Mingus". Gavin Walker Jazz on the Air 2 Nov 1, 2008 12:49 PM
Jazz Feature for Sept.10:"THE CHARLES MINGUS SEXTET CORNELL 1964." Gavin Walker Jazz on the Air 0 Sep 8, 2007 08:24 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.