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Bebop Spoken There

Elizabeth Bougerol, co-founder Hot Sardines: “We’ve never had a band member who objected to looking sharp.” – (Jazz Journal October 2015).

Don Ellis: “The new group is a nine piece octet - I always like to give the people more than they pay for” – (Crescendo June 1975).


Today Tuesday October 13

Mosaic Jazz (Playing a celebration of American music) - Bell and Bucket, 37 Norfolk St, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE30 1NQ. 1pm.
Rendezvous Jazz - Red Lion, Front St., Earsdon NE28 9JU. 1pm. Free.
Robert Cray Band - Sage Gateshead. £29.50/£39.50. 7:30pm.
Charles Gordon/Ken Hewitt Trio - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 7.30-10pm. Free.
Gavin Lee’s Dixieland Band - New Inn, 29 Church St., Durham. DH1 3DN. 9pm. Free.
Advanced Jazz Guitar Course - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 6pm.
Alter Ego - The Fox Inn, West End Tce., Hexham NE46 3DB. Donations. 8.30pm.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Keith or Cody* Jarrett

As Keith Jarrett won't be playing The Bridge, The Cherry Tree, Hoochie Coochie or The Star readers may care to read the review by Sebastian Scotney on LondonJazzNews (and the comments!)
PS: He also missed out on The Crescent Club, Ashington, Blaydon, The Porthole, Gateshead Legion, The Corner House, The Cluny and The Lit and Phil.
He could have played The City Hall but he was concerned that the council may have pulled it down before he got there.
The Sage was an option but it would have meant having to cancel April's 3 day jazz festival to pay him.
* Cody Jarrett - bank robber played by James Cagney in the '40s film White Heat.

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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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