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Toots Thielemans: "The basic thing is that I play the harmonica as an instrument, not a toy." (DownBeat September 23, 1953).

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Today Thursday January 17

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Mark Williams & Joel Byrne-McCullough - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Tees Hot Club w. Noel Dennis (tpt); Dave Stansfield (ten sax); Dave Archbold (keys) - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

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

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Bugged!

In my nine to five life, working in a music shop, a bug was either an instrument pick-up or a mythical condition staff members contracted when they fancied skiving off.
I just discovered they aren't always mythical and, having spent an agonising weekend (or should that be weak-end?) I must apologise for my scepticism all those years ago.
Nevertheless, with the new Penguin Jazz Guide (see previous post) to aid my convalescence the healing process isn't too painful.
In my review I referred to the comments that accompanied each album - here are a couple that caught my fancy.
Martin Taylor: Eddie Lang is the grandfather of jazz guitar. We owe so much to him and the recordings are still to be marvelled at.
Helen Merrill: It's supposed to be a compliment to a singer to say she sounds like she's playing a horn. I'd say that Clifford Brown always sounded like he was singing a song. he played with real understanding, not just the notes, as if he felt what was happening, moment to moment.
Lance.
PS: Will miss today's Soweto Kinch lecture at The Sage, The Jazz Café Jam, Catatumbo at The Bridge. Pass the pills please...

1 comment :

Liz said...

get yourself debugged asap...and that's an order!!
Liz

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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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