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Bebop Spoken There

Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Monday March 19


Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Higher Education & Research Presents: Future Grooves - Sage Gateshead. 12 noon. £5.00. Showcase performances by BMus & BA degree course students feat jazz & non-jazz sets.


Higher Education & Research Presents: Future Grooves - Sage Gateshead. 7:00pm. £5.00. Showcase performances by BMus & BA degree course students feat jazz & non-jazz sets.

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

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Blue Jazz Voices 2nd End Of Term Gig; Ernest Cafe-Bar; July 8

See the review for last Monday’s event. The jazz-singing class is too numerous for all of us to strut our stuff on the same evening, so the second set of ‘voices’ performed last night, and they made a really good sound and entertained us mightily.  Once again, I cannot comment on my colleagues, but it was lovely to sit back and listen to others, without having the responsibility of performing myself, without having to decide on which key to sing in, the timing, the style of song, be it swing, ballad or bossa, the intros and outros etc.  As I said previously, there’s more to jazz-singing than you might think.
Readers may be interested to know our repertoire for this term.  The 5 songs we covered were: All The Things You Are; If You Never Come To Me; Get Out Of Town; Darn That Dream; and Four.  We rounded off proceedings with mass singing of Four.  We thoroughly enjoyed doing this, but I'm not sure what Miles Davis would have made of it!
Thanks again to Lindsay and the Blue Jazz Quintet.  See you all next term!
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.)
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