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Bebop Spoken There

Horace Silver: "I like a person who can improvise inside, outside and through the chord changes" - (Crescendo July 1975).


Sarah Moule: “They [jazz musicians] are on the borders of society. It's not a proper job and it's hard to make a living. To me the floating world felt like our world and Fran's [Fran Landesman] and it's different to the one most people inhabit.” – (Jazz Journal January 2015).


Today Sunday October 4

James Harrison - Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 233 1010. 2pm- 5pm.
Alan Law - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12.30pm. 0191 2399924.
Smokin' Spitfires - The Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle. 12:30pm. £6.50. Bubble Foundation fundraiser.
Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, 82 Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9LN. Doors 12 noon.
Toby Delius Trio - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. £8/£6. 8pm. 0191 2603246. JNE gig.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Red House Farm Pub & Restaurant, Hepscott Drive, Whitley Bay NE25 9XJ. 8pm. Free.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Anna Lacey sent me the following information and invite:
Event: YORK JAZZ SCENE ISSUE 3 LAUNCH! "The only magazine for the jazz community in York!"
What: Exhibit
Host: York Jazz Scene
Start Time: Today, Wednesday 26 August at 20:45
End Time: Today, Wednesday 26 August at 23:15
Where: The Black Swan Inn.
Anna tells me that, because of this enlarged edition, a smaller print run means that copies will be like gold dust! so the Black Swan seems to be the place to be tonight (Wednesday).
As an added incentive tenor player Iain Dixon is the guest star.
Sounds like a good night is in store - and it's a great local mag. Got the blues to be there.

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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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