Bebop Spoken There
Bobby Watson: “He [Charles McPherson] did some of the stuff on Clint Eastwood's movie [Bird] and no one knew the difference” – (Jazz Times March 1996).
JJ Johnson: “They [jazz listeners] can't be fooled. They're broad-minded enough to want to hear innovation. At the same time, they're too hip to be taken in by false prophets” – (Down Beat May 28, 1970.
Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival Competition
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- Ann Alex forwarded me this YouTube clip of Goring based blues band Bigga Blue featuring her friend and, I quote, 'Titan Bluesman' Stu Weetman. Stu also knows Ruth Lambert and says to say 'Hi Ruth' - 'Yes he woke up this morning and said say 'Hi Ruth to Ruth', He said I woke up this morning etc...'
- It's good earthy blues and worth a listen or three.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Another gem from Colin Aitchison with his dad Hughie on trumpet. The vocal on Trouble in Mind is by Ray Jobling, the southpaw bass player with the Bernicia Jazzband who also played in various incarnations of the Panama Jazzmen including the original.
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- Farewell to the Good Doctor Billy Taylor.
- Jazz Esquires @ The Porthole
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- Lead is Gone - Bigga Blue
- Trouble in Mind - The Bernicia Jazz Band
- Xmas books
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- Young Blood
- Singin in and out of the Rain
- Seasons Greetings from the New Century Ragtime Orc...
- My Favourite Jazz Solo of the Year.
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- Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.
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- Thoughts on 2010 Part One
- A couple of things to look forward to at Blaydon.
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- BLAYDON TONIGHT CANCELLED!
- Lockerbie Jazz Festival 2011 - Hopefully!
- Update on Musicon Jazz Festival.
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- Jo Harrop Returns to the Cherry Tree Tonight.
- Brenda Sokell on Alan Titchmarsh Show tonight 5-6p...
- Extreme Measures - Take 2.
- In Royal David's City - Extreme Measures @ The Bri...
- Of All The Gin Joints in Newcastle...
- Jazz Yorkshire Awards
- The Days Ahead.
- Tonight - Goodbye Saville Exchange. You've been a ...
- RIP James Moody.
- Rosies is now Refined! Maine Street Jazzmen Defy t...
- Jack Hamilton Quartet @ The Latino
- Farewell Mike Gilby - you went out in style.
- Customs House Big Band with Ruth Lambert @ All Sai...
- The Crowds Came to The Wake but the Corpse Refused...
- Claude Werner Quartet @ The Bridge Hotel, Newcastl...
- Jambone @ The Sage Gateshead. Sunday 5th December
- Phoebe Legreme
- Mike Gilby Funeral Arrangements
- What Did You Do In The War Daddy?
- Jazz Café and Old Man Crombie Just keep Rolling (a...
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- No Rendezvous @ The Piper Tonight.
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- Tonight At Nine - BBC4
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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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