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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Cliff: "I was doing a boring day job for an electric company [NEEB]. It was office work, boring. I hated it. That was the stimulus to get out" – (Jazz Review December 2001).

Bob Kaper: "After maybe a month on the road you might say, ok, let's go home now. But, after a week, you want to get back out again!" – (Jazz Review December 2001).

Archives.

Saturday July 2

Afternoon

Spirit of New Orleans - St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Tce., Darlington DL3 7TG. 12:30pm. £10.00.

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Devonport Hotel, 16-18 the Front, Middleton One Row, Co. Durham. 1:30pm. Free.

Play Jazz! workshop - Sage Gateshead. 2:00pm. £20.00. (£18.00. Jazz Co-op shareholder).

Tyne Valley Big Band - Haydon Bridge Festival, Low Hall Park, Haydon Bridge. NE47 6AE. 5:15pm.

Evening

Joel McCullough Byrne (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

Belinda Voshtina/Mark Williams - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Free 7.pm 0191 2331010.

Steve Glendinning Quartet -The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £5.00.

Mia Webb/Roy Willis - New Ship Inn, Sunderland Rd, Cleadon. 7:00pm.

Rendezvous Jazz - Sandpiper, Farringdon Road, Cullercoats. NE30 3ER. 0191 2535050. 8:30pm. £3.00.

Taupe, Zoë Gilby: Watching Sideways, Not Now Charlie, Mick Beck/Charlie Collins/Derek Saw - Cluny 2. 7:00pm. Free. NARC Festival (JNE promo).

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

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jazz Caf Refugees @ The Star.

Lindsay Hannon Plus: Lindsay Hannon (vcl); Mark Williams (gtr); John Pope (bs); Mark Robertson (dms).
Jam Session: Paul Gowland (ten); Mike Papapavlou (gtr); Pope/Katie Trigger (bs); Robertson (dms).
(Review by Lance)
Crombie may be gone but his legacy lingers on. I wonder if he ever dreamed that he would be remembered in this way? - Probably not.
However, this latest venture indicates that the gone but not forgotten tag will be around for a while longer.
There was a goodly turnout on this, the first of a series of gigs to attempt to re-create the "Caff". Of course they never will - how could they? It was unique. Nevertheless, Lindsay got things rolling with a powerful set that included standards, blues and a lot of Joni Mitchell.
Mark Williams crafted solos that rubber stamped his credentials in the jazz guitar hierarchy and John Pope did just that on double bass. Mark Robertson kept it moving whilst Lindsay, trouper that she is, rose above the sometimes noisy audience. If she'd moved from trouper to trooper it would have been forgiveable but the lady took it all in her stride.
The jam brought Paul Gowland on tenor and Mike P on guitar to augment Pope (Later, Katie Trigger came off the subs bench for a rare appearance on double bass) and Robertson on Alone Together. It made for an exciting contrast and it would be nice to see the weekly sessions build up from this promising start.
Next week it's PG3 - Peter Gilligan, Paul Grainger and drummer.
Support it you jazz guys.
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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