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Bebop Spoken There

Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Wednesday April 26

Afternoon.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00.
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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Tonight, Tonight, Won't Be just Any Night...

...and I don't mean the Election that they tell me is taking place.
Even without a session at Blaydon the choice is plentiful.
Jazz North East have the Emile Parisien Quartet at Gateshead Old Town Hall. This French Quartet may mean that we see Europe in a completely new light.
Down in South Shields, at the Customs House, the Ray Chester Big Band with the wonderful Mia Webb and the fabulous Fenner Sisters remind us of those glorious big band years when all you had to worry about was a Doodlebug homing in on you.
Up at Sunniside, in the Marquis of Granby, the Vieux Carré Jazzmen are stomping off whilst way down south in Stockton the Oxbridge New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band are at the Oxbridge Hotel.
However, the gig of them all may be at the Queens Hall Hexham where ACV perform.
ACV, incidentally also perform at London's prestigious Vortex on August 31 - Andy Champion and co are on their way.
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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