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Bebop Spoken There

Dewey Redman: "When Trane came to Bop City in San Francisco and told me he liked the way I played, I stayed high off that forever." - (Downbeat June 1980.)

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Nick Brignola: “I got to talk to John Coltrane before he was John Coltrane!” – (Jazz Journal April 1991)

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Today Monday January 16

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
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Monday, March 03, 2014

Pink Lane Jazz Co-operative Share Launch

The Pink Lane Jazz Co-operative made their share launch pitch tonight in an attempt to attract investors to become involved in their ambitious scheme to purchase the Globe pub near Newcastle Arena and turn it into a jazz/music venue. Minnie Fraser fronted the presentation and made an impressive case for the scheme. 
Will it work?
I'm undecided, but think it could be worth a punt for those looking to create a jazz friendly music venue rather than a fast buck.
Apart from the sales pitch - led by a pink Cadillac parked outside, pink champagne and nibbles inside - there was also music from Alan Law on piano (Alan did a version of There is no Greater Love that made it all worth while), Dave Parker (bass); Michael Howard (dms) and John Rowland (ten). Peter Ninnin sat in on drums and there were vocals from Chris Finch - yes the pianist Finch crooning It Could Happen to You - Ann Alex warbling It Don't Mean a Thing, Gabby using her Imagination and Debra M leading us into Temptation before announcing that There Will Never be Another You. It was at this time that I left before I succumbed to an overdose of the bubbly.
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.
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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