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Bebop Spoken There

Ernie Wilkins: “If you don't look at the liner notes, you don't know who in the hell it is. Everybody sounds alike, that same million-note approach. Faceless.” – (Crescendo November 1975).

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Ben Williams: “A lot of jazz today has developed this allergy to simplicity. ‘If it’s simple, that means it’s not hip’ is a theme. But sometimes the simplest thing you can do is the hippest thing you can do.” – (Down Beat August 2015).

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Today Wednesday March 22

Afternoon.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Paul Skerritt Band - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00.
John Harle and Steve Lodder - Royal Grammar School, Eskdale Tce., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4DX. 7pm. £20 & £10. 60th birthday tour for RGS alumnus Harl.
Chris Sharkey Trio - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £4.
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Sunday, March 09, 2014

Sunday Salsa Jam.

John Rowland (ten); Chris Finch (pno); Dave Parker (bs); Stuart McKie (gtr); Michael Howard (dms).
Salsa was slow today with few punters in. However, the music was good and, as it was also my birthday, I paid homage to the god Bacchus, Talking of birthdays, apart from myself, Mickey Spillane and Bobby Fischer (chess) today is also the date that Ornette Coleman and Herschel Evans landed on the planet. Listening to John Rowland it was the latter rather than the former who sprang to mind and perhaps one of these days John will give us his version of Blue and Sentimental. As it was, we had, during my one set stay, East of the Sun, Man I Love, Scrapple From the Apple, Loverman, Indiana, The Preacher and Footprints.
All musicians were on form.
Worth dropping by on a Sunday afternoon.
Lance.

2 comments :

  1. Daryl Sherman (on F/b)Monday, March 10, 2014 7:50:00 am

    HI there Lance-a-lot! Hope you're swinging away with all your favorite things on this birthday. All best wishes and love and omedeto guzaimas from my Tokyo digs. (playing here 'till May).

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  2. Didn't realise it was your birthday Lance, I would have sang happy birthday!

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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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