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Bebop Spoken There

Ben Williams: "Jaco [Pastorius] is almost like the Charlie Parker of the bass." - (DownBeat November 2018).

Dana Hall: "My philosophy is that everyone in the band is a drummer." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Saturday October 20

Afternoon

NYJO + Tees Valley Youth Big Band - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 3:00pm. £12.00. Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender.

Evening

Big Chris Barber Band - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 7:30pm. £15.00. Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender.

Dinosaur - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 10:00pm. £12.00. Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender.

Smokin’ Spitfires - Scarth Hall, 5 South Green, Staindrop DL2 3LD. 7:30pm.

The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sax All Night. Courtney Pine at Breakfast Time

I was pleasantly surprised to see Courtney Pine being interviewed on BBC morning television. No longer L'Enfant terrible in the eyes of the purists, Courtney is now one of jazz's more eloquent spokespersons and not just with words but musically too. A snatch of "Easy Living" - unaccompanied soprano - did nothing to harm the cause. A couple of anecdotal stories about Sydney Bechet and the revelation that he, Courtney, takes one of his many saxes to bed with him made for a refreshing cameo amidst the tales of doom and gloom that fill the media.
Lance

4 comments :

John Taylor said...

Also did you see Natalie Cole on BBC breakfast the following day? She's been quite ill but has just released an excellent new CD.

Liz said...

She was on the Paul O'Grady show last eve.

Lance said...

Perhaps her new album should be called "DO Get Around Much Anymore".

Russell said...

Hi Lance

An ''In Tune'' Courtney Pine(at tea time) was to be heard last Friday on In Tune (BBC Radio 3)at 5.00.p.m..Courtney talked and played for about the first half hour of the programme.The Beeb's listen again facility is available for another three or four days - hear Pine's take on Sidney Bechet.

Russell

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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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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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