Bebop Spoken There
“Trad is a sensible name for a soap powder - not for a music" - Chris Barber (Trad Jazz Britannia BBC4 2013.)
“This (bop) was a jetliner. It (trad) was a Tiger Moth.” - Laurie Morgan (Trad Jazz Britannia BBC4 2013.)
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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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