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Bebop Spoken There

Sonny Rollins: "I work very hard. I wear out suits playing." - (Downbeat May 29, 1969.)

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Bob Brookmeyer: "The group's philosophy? We're saving to buy new uniforms - the ties wore out." - (Crescendo March 1965).

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Today Friday March 24

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche - Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5. 0300 0269520
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Evening
James Harrison & Caroline Bagley- Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. Free.
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Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7:00pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Brian Carrick and the Heritage Hall Stompers @ Ashington Jazz Club. March 5

Brian Carrick (Clt/ Sax), Peter Wright (Cnt), George Davidson (Dms),  Terry Harvey (Bjo)
(Review by Peter Sanderson)
With hindsight this wonderful evening should have been advertised as "An Audience with Brian Carrick" for as the March meeting developed not only were we witness to an amazing rendition of New Orleans Classic Jazz played by a group of committed and exceptionally gifted musicians who recreated the sounds and colour of New Orleans but we also got a Jazz Historian familiar with this vibrant city of the Deep South. The concert/recital demonstrated the origins and magnetism of this American Heritage.
Brian took us on a tour through the streets of the City with anecdotal tales of its attractions, dance and music venues and most important of all the characters and musicians of this golden age when Jazz was born. This had great appeal for our members and was an education which enhanced the entertainment. It is amazing that a group of fine musicians from the North East of England can produce this brand so skillfully and as the song title says "Take me/us back to New Orleans".

Needless to say the audience were totally won over by the Stompers and applauded  vigorously with real enthusiasm and a standing ovation at the end of a memorable night in the annals of AJC.
PROGRAMME - What a friend we have in Jesus (Dedicated to the two NE Musicians who sadly passed away recently), Shake it and Break it; When You and I Were young Maggie; Lover; Lord, Lord, you Sure Been Good to me; Just a Love Nest on a Farm; Dippermouth Blues; Down in Jungle Town; Down on the Delta; Burgundy St. Blues; St. Phillips Parade; I Get the Blues When it Rains; Panama Rag.
I hesitate to highlight any band members who all played an intricate part in bringing this evening to Ashington but if I must my favourite has to be Burgundy St. Blues as Brian with his exquisite Clarinet added poetic lyrics which I’d not heard before.  Thank you gentlemen for this historic evening and may you all continue PRESERVING  this music for our delight. Good luck in all your future engagements.
Peter S.
Next Meeting  April 2 at the Elephant. 8.00 p.m. Maureen Hall and Rendezvous Jazz.
See you there.

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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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