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Bebop Spoken There

Anthony Braxton: “In 1967, my group didn't have bass and drums. At the time we had that group, it was against the law to have an ensemble without bass and drums.”(DownBeat February 1982).
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Kenny Barron: “About five or six years ago, I was playing in Los Angeles when Lou Donaldson came in. He said “Man, you sound like a young piano player.” That might have been a sideways compliment, but it’s been the greatest compliment I’ve gotten.” – (Down Beat April 2015).

Today Tuesday April 28.

Afternoon.
ADVANCED JAZZ GUITAR - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 5pm. £15.
Fortnightly course - Today's the day!
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RENDEZVOUS JAZZ - Red Lion, 1 Front St., Earsdon NE25 9JU. 1pm. 0191 2532318.
New trad venue - monthly - Back on May 12.
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Evening.
WE FREE KINGS - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5SG. 8pm. £10/£8.
A JNE/Schmazz gig highly recommended after previous gig 3 years back.
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MAINE ST. JAZZMEN - British Legion, West Jesmond (nr. Metro Station). 8:30pm. £5.
Now a weekly session again.
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CHARLES GORDON/KEN HEWITT DUO - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 9 (8.30pm?) - 11pm. Free.
New regular Tuesday night with Charles on keys, Ken on ten/sop.
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GAVIN LEE's DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND - New Inn, 29 Church St., Durham. DH1 3DN. 9pm. Free.
Gavin's bands are always interesting and this is well worth the trip.
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PLAY MORE JAZZ - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7.30pm. £15.
Weekly workshop.
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CUSTOMS HOUSE BIG BAND - New Crown Hotel, Mowbray Rd., South Shields. 7.30pm. Free.
Open rehearsal/concert by top big band. The beer's good and the band even better! Monthly -Back May 5
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JAM SESSION - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5SG. 8pm. Free.
Come and jam with Peter Gilligan, Paul Grainger & Paul Wight. First and third Tuesdays - Back May 5.
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IMPROV WORKSHOP- Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5SG. 8pm. Free.
Monthly. Back on May 12.
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HENRY'S SWING CLUB - Brandling Villa, South Gosforth. 8.30pm. Free.
Monthly Blues - Back May 5

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

JNE Update

8pm Thursday 28th February
SIMON SPILLETT & PAUL EDIS TRIO
Simon Spillett (tenor sax); Paul Edis (keyboards); Mick Shoulder (bass); Adam Sinclair (drums)
One of our STRAIGHT ahead promotions brings you the British Jazz Awards'  2011 Tenor Sax Of The Year with the North East region's finest mainstream/modern jazz trio. Adding real excitement and imagination to music rooted in the 1960s.
CORNER HOUSE HOTEL, Heaton Road/Coast Road, Heaton NE6 5RP
Tickets £10.00, £8.00 concessions, £5.00 students
On sale now at J.G.Windows, Central Arcade Tel 0191 232 1356. On sale at the door from 7.30pm on the night. Reserve by calling Dave & Pam 0191 265 5699. 
8.00m Sunday 3rd March
ANT LAW QUARTET
Ant Law (guitar); James Maddren (drums; Michael Chillingworth (sax); Tom Farmer (bass)
Another of our STRAIGHTahead promotions. This time of music rooted in the 21st century but firmly linked to the jazz tradition of the 20th.The C.Vs of tonight's young lions abound with names such as Empirical, Kit Downes, Jim Hart and, in the case of the ubiquitous James Maddren, too many significant names to list here.

THE BRIDGE HOTEL, Castle Garth. Newcastle NE1 1RQ 
Admission £8.00 & £6.00 concessions on sale at the door from 7.30pm

Coming soon.......
8.30PM FRIDAY 8TH MARCH
GILAD ATZMON'S ORIENT HOUSE ENSEMBLE
PLUS 6.30PM - documentary film "Gilad and All That Jazz"
STAR & SHADOW CINEMA Stepney Bank, Ouseburn, NE1 2NP
Admission £10.00, £8.00 concessions, £5.00 students at door from 6.00PM.
Admission to film is free with the gig price.

N.B. At the time of writing, printed publicity for this gig does not exist and the PC responsible for this email is playing up. So don't expect a reminder from us! For further details visit our website at www.jazznortheast.com 

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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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