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Ben Williams: "Jaco [Pastorius] is almost like the Charlie Parker of the bass)." - (DownBeat November 2018).

Dana Hall: "My philosophy is that everyone in the band is a drummer." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Friday October 19

Afternoon

Dean Stockdale Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. Tel: 03000 269 524. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Golden Lion, Corbridge. 12:30pm for a 'Jazz Lunch'.

Evening

Beats & Pieces Big Band - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 7:30pm. £10.00. Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender. Note programme and time change.

Awkward Family Portraits - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

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

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Everything's coming up Rosie's

Olive Rudd (vcl), Herbie Hudson (tmb/vcl/hca), Jim McBriarty (clt),
Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Mike Humble (dms).
There was a sense of 'old home' week about today. It was only on Tuesday that I was listening to Jim McBriarty with the Customs House Big Band. With that almighty ensemble he is almost hidden in the section but, with the Maine Streeters, his clarinet solos abound.
This year, being the centenary of of the birth of Artie Shaw, a tribute to the 'thinking man's Benny Goodman' would seem to be a good idea and I think Jim would be one of the contenders for the role. Not quite sure who would play Lana or Ava etc....
Getting back to the 'old home theme', Mike Humble blew up a rhythmic storm with Alan Glen last night and here he was again - totally different style but still great drumming.
Herbie sang Buddy Bolden Blues and threw in some topical references to 'Bigots' and 'Volcanic Ash' - now that is what I call a true improvised jazz vocal! His trombone and harmonica also told the truth.
Malcolm - the king of barrel-house - Alan - walk that bass this way.
As for Olive well she put her brand on Soon, Keepin' Out of Mischief Now, Jeepers Creepers, Swing That Music and other faves.
Another superb afternoon.
Lance.

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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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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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