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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.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Farewell Lena Horne - died Sunday May 9 age 92.

3 comments :

  1. Was Lena Horne a jazz singer? Was Sinatra? Who cares? They were both artists who transcended categories.
    Lena's death on Sunday May 9 at the age of 92 marked the passing of one of the truly great entertainers - I guess there's just about only Tony Bennett left. Although I never saw Lena Horne live I have memories of her singing so many good songs in so many not so good movies.
    "Honeysuckle Rose" - from the movie 'Thousands Cheer' my personal fave.

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  2. yes another great artist is gone, she always delivered with those unique facial expressions & flashing eyes...Stormy Weather was a fave of mine..
    RIP Miss Lena Horne
    Liz

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  3. Lena's full length version of Stormy Weather from the film of the same name is on YouTube.

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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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