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Bebop Spoken There

John Tynan: "Go ahead, call me reactionary. I happen to object to the musical nonsense being peddled in the name of jazz by John Coltrane and his acolyte Eric Dolphy." - (Downbeat November 22, 1961).

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McCoy Tyner: "If anyone want to know how the three of us - Elvin, Jimmy and me - felt about John [Coltrane], listen to the music and you can hear the love and respect we had for each other. The music can really speak more than any of us." - (Melody Maker, August 19, 1967).
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Today Tuesday April 25

Evening
Playtime Collective w. Martin Kershaw (alto); Graeme Stephen (guitar); Mario Caribe (bass); Tom Bancroft (drums). - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £10/£8 (conc.). JNE/Schmazz.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave. Newcastle NE2 3EX. £5. 8:30pm.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham. 9:00pm. Free (bucket collection).
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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.
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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