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Bebop Spoken There

Grant Green Jr.: "One thing that most people--especially jazz cats--don't realise is that all of your jazz standards were once pop standards" - DownBeat July 2018).

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Bobby Sanabria: "Tito Puente was not a very tall man, but when he played the timbales he was a giant among men." - DownBeat July 2018).

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Today Saturday June 23

Afternoon

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Evening

Get in the Band - 1) Great North Museum (Hancock Museum), 2) Central Station & 3) Sage Gateshead. Times TBC. Free but ticketed. For details visit: www.sagegateshead.com

Eric Burdon & the Animals + Hilton Valentine’s Skiffledogs - Newcastle City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle NE1 8SF. Tel: 08448 112121. 7:30pm. £86.00., £66.00., £46.00.

Teresa Watson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Dean Stockdale - Zeffirellis, Compston Rd., Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9AD. 01539 433845. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Monday, March 25, 2013

Pink Lane Jazz Co-op: @ No. 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle: March 22, 2013

Featuring The Lindsay Hannon Plus; Don Forbes Safe Sextet; Jazz Funk Master D
I’m unable to give an adequate review of this because I wasn't able to stay very long, so I’d love someone else to chip in with an account of the evening.  This was a very sociable gig in a crowded venue which had a pleasant, almost rural atmosphere with lots of plants, a wooden-arched terraced area, old fashioned lights, and a cityscape mural on one wall, though I’d rather have done without the pictures of scantily-clad women which adorned some walls.  The audience included many young people, some of whom were surely Jazz Café regulars, and, of course, the usual jazzers, and Keith’s friend Robert Foster went round with a collection bucket to get money for the co-op.  I had difficulty in hearing Lindsay’s band because the audience were quite noisy, but they, the band, looked as if they were doing fine, and I sadly missed most of the rest of the evening – the Metro rules again!
Watch out for the gig on Saturday April 13 at Newcastle Arts Centre, when you can see Mo Scott and Paul Edis; Hannabiell and Midnight Blue; The Strictly Smokin' Big Band; plus swing dancing and poetry. From 7.30pm till 1am.  Too good to miss – should I order my taxi now?
Ann Alex

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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