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Kathyrn Williams: “I got into Miles Davis when I was a teenager. But I’m nowhere near as knowledgeable as Anthony [Kerr]: he is an encyclopedia of jazz, with a real in-depth, academic knowledge. I’m just a fan.” – (Jazz Journal December 2017).

Christian McBride: "He [Horace Silver] was the whole package" – (Downbeat September 2014).

Today Wednesday January 17

Afternoon

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.

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Evening

Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £1.00.

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

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

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tony Bennett BBC2 Sat 14th 7.30 pm

Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends Synopsis: Legendary crooner Tony Bennett reflects over his life story with his friend and jazz enthusiast Clint Eastwood.
In this Arena documentary 'The Music Never Ends', Bennett traces his musical lineage through a wealth of jazz archive and much loved favourite musicals, highlighted with footage from his 2005 performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival. A true showbiz professional, Bennett continues to sing all his songs with tremendous gusto and enjoyment whilst presenting a well-rounded and affectionate portrait of his life and work. The film offers a glittering cast of contributors including Martin Scorsese, Mel Brooks, Mitch Miller, Harry Belafonte and Alec Baldwin.
My thanks to Val, Jim & Liz for drawing this program to my attention although I must confess that I have my reservations about the 'glittering cast of contributers'.
Lance

2 comments :

Hil said...

I shall have a front row seat.

To all the gentlemen who are wishing to take me out for a Valentines dinner, "Sorry but Tony is the only man I wish to see and hear on Valentines night....;o)

Liz said...

Oh Hil...well said, you made me laugh out loud!! He's my date indoors too!

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
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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