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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Thursday November 23

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., nr. Newcastle NE27 0DA. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Potter’s Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE.

Group Theory - The Globe. 7:30pm. £5.00. Superb Durham University quartet. Dan Garel (alto), Tom Burgess (guitar), Dylan Purches (double bass) & Tristan Bacon (drums).

BABMUS - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. £3.00. (£2.00. concs.).

TBA – Railway, Wellington St., Gateshead. 8pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Kevin Eland (trumpet); Josh Bentham (sax); Ted Pearce (keys) - Dorman’s, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. 9:00pm. Free.

Skidoo 52: The Joint Is Jumpin’ - Boldron Village Hall, County Durham DL12 9RN. 01833 638210. 7:30pm. £9.00. adult, £20.00. family.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.01642 678129.

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

Thursday, October 10, 2013

October in the Rain - 2014 GIJF Launch

It was raining as David Gray (trombone), Ian Simpson (guitar) and James Robson (bass) launched GIJF 2014. With the towering figure of Earl Grey looking down from atop his monument in Newcastle city centre the trio played beneath umbrellas until the rain stopped, albeit briefly. When the rain started up again they soldiered on sans brollies. Whatever happens at the actual festival in April will be nothing compared to the tenacity of this trio! Imagine playing technically demanding pieces such as Monk's Well You Needn't on trombone in the rain and you've got the picture. 
Unfortunately I haven't (got the picture)! Not being accustomed to 10:30am gigs I came out without my camera and, in the inclement conditions, my camera phone proved hopelessly inadequate so, unless one of those lovely Sage ladies can come up with a photo we'll have to wait for the Evening Chronicle to provide the graphic images.. 
As for the actual artists appearing in April you can get a preview of some of the main performers on Sage Gateshead's website 
The official Press Release will be posted on Bebop Spoken Here 'Round Midnight.
Lance.
One of the lovely ladies did indeed come through with a pic - thank you Jackie/
In the forefront of the photo is Sage Supremo Ros Rigby holding the 10th anniversary cake celebrating 10 years of GIJFs.

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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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