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Bebop Spoken There

Joey Calderazzo: "Playing the standard repertoire is a pretty good barometer of where one is as a jazz musician" - (DownBeat January 2019).

Today Wednesday December 19

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Jools Holland’s R&B Orchestra - Newcastle City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle NE1 8SF. Tel: 0844 811 2121. 7:30pm. £45.50. & £34.00. First night of two.

Community Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

George Shovlin & The Radars - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 8:00pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Some Like It Hot at the Star Inn York - by Liz

Why don't I do this more often? I thought after an enjoyable evening at The Star in York - I was celebrating my birthday (don't dare to ask me!) among a good friendly crowd & some great sounds. All people I know well. John Addy, whose band it is, named " Some Like It Hot" also sings, and he does it so well. I particularly liked an old Tony Bennett/Cole Porter number "I love you." I am sure you will know it Lance, it is in my head now so probably no sleep for ages. Tony sang it as a Bossa Nova... second line goes "I love you echoes the hills" then later on "It's spring again, and birds on the wing again, seem to sing again love's sweet melody, I love you that's the song I sing, and it all belongs to you and me.....or something like that!"
I'm sure you'd have enjoyed it.
Liz

2 comments :

Liz said...

I should also have mentioned that John does Dean Martin well too, for fun he did " Ain't that a hole in the head?" I think that's the title, also "Leroy Brown." What he does best though are the ballads. At one point in the eve, I noticed 3 young guys listening in with enjoyment & respect. Finally John, who obviously knew them got this lad up, (they were students from York Uni) and between John & him they did" I've got you under my skin" this young guy was just terrific, so confident, his style was amazing. After all the applause, John said succinctly" It gives you hope doesn't it?"

Lance said...

I know what he meant Liz. At local gigs such as The Side or The Chilli there are a lot of talented young guys (and gals)coming along with an understanding of, and an ability to play, all forms of music.

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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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