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Bebop Spoken There

Jimmy McPartland: “I think one of the reasons he [Bix] drank so much was that he was a perfectionist and wanted to do more with music than anyone could.– (Down Beat January 13, 1954).

Jimmy Dorsey: “Contrast, expression and interesting harmonies have been overlooked too long by dance bands.– (Down Beat November 1937).

APPJAG Jazz Awards

The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards are with us once more and the polls are open. You don't have to nominate in every category but once you've submitted your nomination that's it.

It's simple, just go to the Jazz UK website and enter your choices. For example, should you wish to nominate Bebop Spoken Here for the Jazz Media Award simply type in Bebop Spoken Here in the appropriate space.

You've got till noon on Feb. 18 to do it so - Let's Do It, Let's Nominate BSH!

Today Thursday February 11

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Victory, Killingworth Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1SY. 1:00pm. Free.
Evening.
Tees Hot Club w. guests Mark Toomey (alto) Jeff Aucott (keys); Gus Smith (vcl); Kevin Eland (tpt) - Dormans, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free. 9pm.
Havana Style Cuban Jam Session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. Free - come along and shake your maracas!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

VERSE & JAZZ for International Women’s Day

Newcastle City Library:  Friday 8 March, 12.00 – 1.00 pm
Writer Gordon Phillips and singer Gabriele Heller with her band Gabriele mit drei are the entertainers for International Women’s Day.  The pieces are inspired by this year’s theme of “gaining momentum.”
PREACHER WOMAN BLUES

This far and no further says the preacher man,
And me the preacher woman - and that be all I can.
And me the preacher woman – and that be all I can.
But the Good Book it don’t say never,
No the Good Book it don’t say never,
The Good Book it don’t say never,
It says woman equals man.

This far and no further says the chief layman.
And me the preacher woman water flowers when I can.
And me the preacher woman water flowers when I can.
But the Good Book it don’t say never,
No the Good Book it don’t say never,
The Good Book it don’t say never,
It says woman equals man.

This far and no further is the word of man.
And me the preacher woman – and that be all I can.
And me the preacher woman – and that be all I can.
But the Good Book it don’t say never,
No the Good Book it don’t say never,
The Good Book it don’t say never,
It says woman equals man. 

G. F. Phillips

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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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