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Bebop Spoken There

Bootsy Collins: "I had no training at all, man. Whatever I heard in my head, that's what came out." - (DownBeat September 2018).

Madeleine Peyroux: "What I'm searching for in singing is the form of communication that doesn't come through language". - (DownBeat September 2018).

Today Sunday August 19

Afternoon

Gala Big Band - Baltic, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. 11:00am.


Lambton Big Band + Lambton Little Band - The Brewery Tap, Great North Eastern Brewing Company, Contract House, Wellington Road, Dunston NE11 9HS. 3:00pm. £5.00. Four bands on bill.


Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DE. 4:00pm. New weekly jam session.


Somethin’ Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 5:00pm. Tel: 01325 788564. Matt Case (saxophone) & Mike Hepple (guitar).

Teresa Watson Blues Band - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. Tel: 0191 477 7404. 5:00pm. Free.

Palominos - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Zoë Gilby Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 8:00pm. £5.00.

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

Monday, July 22, 2013

Mud Morganfield @Summertyne Americana Festival July 21.

Mud Morganfield (vcl); Ronnie Boyson (gtr); West Watson (hca); Ian Jennings (bs); Eric Ranzoni (keys); Chris Burns? (dms).
(Review by Lance.)
The opening set of Sunday night's double bill in Hall One featured Mud Morganfield, son of the legendary Muddy Waters and now becoming something of a legend in his own right. Resplendent in a white (or was it cream?) suit, Mud took us to Chicago maybe looking in at Detroit along the way. Staple blues fayre that his old man would loved.
Blues in my Shoes; Forty Days, Forty Nights; Midnight Love; I Just Want to Make Love to You; Got my Mojo Workin' and a host of others had the room rockin'. West Watson wailed on harp, Boyson grooved on guitar and Ranzoni stomped the Steinway with hands, feet and posterior - a fine way to treat a Steinway. On bass Jennings fiddles whilst Chris Burns - if the drummer is indeed named Burns.
As for MM - old Muddy would have loved him and not just for filial reasons - the boy laid it on the line in the family tradition which is Urban City Blues. The number of encores he took rubber stamped his popularity with the Gateshead Mob.
Surely the Heritage Blues Orchestra couldn't top this.
Or could they...?
Lance.

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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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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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