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Bebop Spoken There

Bobby Shew: "I feel that every player should sit down and learn to play a little bit of drums in order to gain the ability to swing from a rhythmic point of view." - (Crescendo, February 1980).

Diana Krall: “When I started out, I wanted to sing like Ernestine Anderson and play piano like Monty Alexander. That hasn’t changed much, but you settle into accepting what you do.” – (Down Beat December 2014).

Bebop Spoken There Archives.

Wednesday December 17

Afternoon
VIEUX CARRE JAZZMEN - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
XMAS PARTY TIME - New Orleans Jazz. Raffles, a free buffet and a jolly afternoon.
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JAZZ ESQUIRES - Porthole, North Shields' Ferry Landing. 1pm. Free.
Ferry from South Shields quarter to and quarter past. On the hour and half hour coming back. Catch them whilst you can - last gig Xmas Eve!
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Evening.
TAKE IT TO THE BRIDGE JAZZ WORKSHOP - The Chillingham, Chillingham Rd., Heaton. 8:30pm. £1.
Annual Xmas night before break up for hols. Expect a fun evening - refreshments may include Dave's legendary Apple Cake! Sitters in welcome. Then off till Jan. 7

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RUTH LAMBERT - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £8/£6.
Ruth's CD Launch presented by JNE & Schmazz.
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NICK PRIDE (Solo guitar) - The Cherry Tree Restaurant Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2AE. Tel: 0191 2399924. Free.
Unbeatable food and, of course, good live music.
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LEVEE RAMBLERS NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND - Springwell Village Hall, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 0191 4162630. 9pm. £2.
New Orleans style.
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JAZZ AT THE BAY- Cleveland Bay pub, 718 Yarm Rd., Eaglescliffe, TS16 0JE 01642 780275. 9pm.
The Teesside Hot Club swinging at the Bay.
Fortnightly - Tonight's the night!
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BUSKERS NIGHT HOSTED BY RUTH LAMBERT - The Avalon, 26 South Parade, Whitley Bay. 9pm. Free.
All welcome. Keyboards, free buffet, drinks tokens for performers, real ale, real music. Ruth will be elsewhere!
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TBA - ASHINGTON JAZZ CLUB - The Elephant, Newbiggin Rd., Ashington. NE63 0SZ. 8pm. £5.
Monthly - Back in January

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

R.I.P. Bill Nicholson (tenor sax/clarinet)

I've received the sad news, via Hilary Gilby and Ernie Jackson, that sax player Bill Nicholson died this morning aged 82. His wife, Rita, asked Ernie to let folk know so, at Ernie's request, I'm passing on the sad news.
Although I didn't know Bill personally I knew of him. He was, says Ernie who played in many bands with him, a great tenor and clarinet player and, above all, a true gent.
When details of the funeral arrangements are announced I will let readers know.
Condolences to Rita and family.
Lance.
PS: Not to be confused with Billy Nicholson the trumpet player who is still with us.

1 comment :

  1. Bill's funeral is on Wed 18th April at Durham Crematorium at 11:30am. Those who are not familiar with Durham......The Crematorium is just off the roundabout where the old Cock o the North used to be on the old A1 if you are coming from north or south take the old A1 then you dont have to go into Durham at all.

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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.)
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