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Bebop Spoken There

Cannonball Adderley : "Ornette Coleman is an innovator of the first water. But he is certainly no messiah". - (DownBeat May 26, 1960).
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Randy Brecker: “He [Horace Silver] saved every receipt, and he didn’t pay much; by the end of the week we usually ended up owing him money.” – (Jazz Times March 2015).

Today Friday March 27.

Afternoon.
RENDEZVOUS JAZZ - Black Horse, Monkseaton. 1pm. Free.
Classic jazz.
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JAMES BIRKETT & BRADLEY JOHNSTON - Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SE. 1pm. £4.
Dynamic guitar duo.
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Evening.
ALAN GLEN TRIO - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. £5 (£3 before 8.30pm.)
A rare outing by the maestro!
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LADY SINGS THE BLUES w. VAL WISEMAN - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham City DH1 1WA. 7.30pm. £13/£12.
Tribute to Billie Holiday by Ms Wiseman w. Digby Fairweather, Julian Marc Stringle, Roy Williams, Brian Dee, Len Skeat and Eric Ford almost certainly part of the star-studded line-up
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CUSTOMS HOUSE BIG BAND w. RUTH LAMBERT - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields. 7.45pm. £11/£10.
Annual event by swinging big band playing 'at home'
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BIG BOSS MAN/KING BEE - The Cluny, Lime St., Ouseburn, Newcastle. 8pm. £10/£8.
Funky night ahead.
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RUBY TURNER - Alnwick Playhouse, Alnwick, Northumberland. 8pm. £21/£20/£19.
Soulful songstress.
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BOOT UP YOUR LINDY HOP & CHARLESTON - St. Mary's Heritage Centre, Oakwellgate, Gateshead NE8 2AU. 7pm. £5.
Beginner's dance workshop.
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GEORGE SHOVLIN & THE RADARS - Dun Cow, 9 High St. West. Sunderland, SR1 3HA. 8pm. £4.
Blues by the best. Fortnightly - Back on April 3.
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- Opus 4, Traveller's Rest, West Auckland Rd., Cockerton, Darlington. 8pm. £6.
Monthly - Back April 17.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Everything's Rosy at Rosie's (Malone's)

Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl), Barry Soulsby (clt/vcl), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Ollie Rillands (dms).
Although there was no Olive this week and Barry Soulsby depped for Derek Fleck (and Olive?) it was still business as usual as the Maine Streeters played their usual brand of trumpetless Chicago style jazz. to a decent sized crowd. It is rare to see any of the jazz fraternity in Rosies but, nevertheless, they seem to enjoy it in a noisy sort of way.
I recall a story of the River City, back in the days of Joe Shenton, castigating an audience that was listening so intently you could have heard a beat drop. Joe addressed the audience and said, "For Gawd's sake make some noise we're getting nervous!"
In the absence of a trumpet, Herbie soloed on both trombone and harmonica as well as doing the vocal on "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?" whilst still leaving room for Barry to grab some and Malcolm, the keyboard mercifully hiding his shorts-clad legs from the ladies present, to play some authentic sounding backing.
A pleasant afternoon.
Lance.
Note: The band starts an additional new venue next Wednesday lunchtime at the Lambton Arms, Eighton Banks, Gateshead 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

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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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