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Bebop Spoken There

Sonny Rollins: "I work very hard. I wear out suits playing." - (Downbeat May 29, 1969.)

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Bob Brookmeyer: "The group's philosophy? We're saving to buy new uniforms - the ties wore out." - (Crescendo March 1965).

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Today Tuesday March 28

Jonathan Silk's Fragment Quartet - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £10/£8. JNE/Schmazz gig.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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Northern Monkey Brass Band - The Fox, West End Tce., Hexham NE46 3DB. 9pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Blaydon Update

Our next concert is on Thurs 13th May - in the lounge. It features a young pianist destined for national recognition!
Thoughtful, Bill Evansish, lyrical - need I say more?
Also Adam Sinclair on drums - another of the great young players coming through. He plays with a light touch, subtlety, innate swing and a dash of humour.
Add to that the mercurial Mick Shoulder on bass and what have you got?
A great piano trio.
And all for a measly £4. What a bargain!
Changing tack - our concert of Tyneside dialect songs is on Mon. 7th June. Arrangements for two guitars (Jim Birkett & myself) plus voice (myself and definitely not James).
There's a lot more to our tradition of local song than Cushie Butterfield, Blaydon Races and Keep your feet still Geordie hinny. Some lovely ballads, humerous romps, songs of our industrial past, etc etc - even a seduction song and a 'bossa nova' song about a whippet!! - you might be surprised at the range of material.
If anyone is thinking of coming best to contact me or see me Thurs to reserve tickets as I'm about to pass the unsold tickets to the festival organisers to go on sale at the library etc.
Its £4 - all admission money to help the rapidly diminishing jazz club kitty.
Roly.

1 comment :

  1. I hope I'm not taking away the element of surprise when I say that the 'Bill Evansish pianist' is, no doubt, Paul Edis.

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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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