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Bebop Spoken There

Bill Russo: "The use of valve trombones instead of slide trombones in the jazz orchestra would solve a great many ensemble problems" - (Melody Maker December 31, 1955). From Colin Aitchison's amazing collection).

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Courtney Pine: “I haven’t really played the tenor for 11 years now.” – (Jazzwise March 2015).

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Today Tuesday September 1

Afternoon
Bell and Bucket Band - Bell and Bucket, 37 Norfolk St, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE30 1NQ. 1pm.
Evening.
Jam session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1. 8:00pm. Free.
The Exiles - The Fox, Hexham. 8.30pm. Free - Donations welcome.
Ian Bosworth & Friends- Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.
Free.
Charles Gordon/Ken Hewitt Trio - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 7.30-10pm. Free.
Customs House Big Band - New Crown, Mowbray Road, South Shields. 7:30pm. Free.
Gavin Lee’s Dixieland Band - New Inn, 29 Church St., Durham. DH1 3DN. 9pm. Free.
Henry’s Swing Club - Brandling Villa, South Gosforth. 8:30pm. Free.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

No Time For Jive @ Central Bar - Gateshead.

Brian Lineham (hca/vcl), Pete Readhead (gtr), Keith Forsyth (bs/vcl), Nat McLeave (dms).
I don't think Brian Lineham will argue about the first set - it was crap! Having said that the band played great versions of Work Song and It Must Be Jelly (Cos Jam Don't Shake Like That!)
Problem was that the soundman didn't make it and, as Brian said, "I phoned up this mornin' - yes I phoned up this mornin' man said sound man done gone packed up his bags and gone, yes I phoned up..."
However, come the second set, the balance was sorted and the band were up and running. Great guitar, powerful rhythm, and harp-playing that didn't bend it like Beckham - but bent it like John Sebastion on the Spoonful's Night Owl Blues only even better! This was something else - a sockeroo kickass blues blast to tell your kids about.
Brilliant band - they even went South of the Border!
The try out on Bad Stud Blues didn't quite work out as Brian intended but the audience loved it so when the cracks are papered over it is going to be something else!
Caldonia? After Woody Herman and Louis Jordan this has got to be next!
Catch them when you can.
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.
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