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Bebop Spoken There

John Tynan: "Go ahead, call me reactionary. I happen to object to the musical nonsense being peddled in the name of jazz by John Coltrane and his acolyte Eric Dolphy." - (Downbeat November 22, 1961).

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McCoy Tyner: "If anyone want to know how the three of us - Elvin, Jimmy and me - felt about John [Coltrane], listen to the music and you can hear the love and respect we had for each other. The music can really speak more than any of us." - (Melody Maker, August 19, 1967).
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Today Sunday April 23

Afternoon.
Ian Harrington (solo piano) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
Broken Levee - Tyne Bar, Maling St., Newcastle. 3pm. Free.
Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
Hot Club du Nord - Village Hall, 30 High St., Swainby, Northallerton DL6 3EG. 1pm. 01642 700886. (Bubble charity)
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Evening
Darlington Big Band - Darlington Conservative & Unionist Club, Commercial St., Darlington DL3 6JG. 01325 467019. 6pm.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
Swing at Twilight w. Minnie Fraser Quartet - Riding Mill Parish Hall, Northumberland. 7:15pm. £10. Profits to charity.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Corner House, Heaton, Newcastle NE6 5RP. 7:00pm. Event is a book launch (Chris Cross’ Geordie Book of Magic) and a birthday party.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Jason Isaacs - Singles, Spandau Ballet & travelling South...

After 10 years I finally did it – I finally found Jason a proper, bona fide management team – and boy have they been busy! Please welcome Karl, Steven and Chris from Melbury House Music, Giles from On The Rocks Music along with our new, fabulous and very well connected ‘pluggers’ Dylan and Neil.
With the fantastic backing of these industry professionals, we are releasing our first ever self-produced single, which is an upbeat cover of ‘Too Marvellous For Words’. As it will also be available as a physical CD and limited edition vinyl, you get Mr Bojangles as a bonus B side.
With a provisional release date of May 11, both are now available for pre-order at iTunes and Amazon at a set price of just £1.29 (click here). And once again we need your support. If everyone we know gets 4 others to buy it we are assured of chart movement. Let’s put the sophisticated face of Newcastle in the spotlight for a change.
In addition to the single, we have just completed the first leg of a UK tour – with upcoming shows in London, York and Liverpool to name but a few. A full list of these can be found here. Steve Norman, sax playing legend with Spandau Ballet, has very kindly agreed to guest with Jason in both our Newcastle City Hall (Sat May 10, 2014) and Beck Theatre Hayes / London( Friday July 11, 2014) shows, so that’s a real ‘battle of the saxes’ to look forward to! Tickets for these and all our shows can be purchased through our website (here) or by calling 07745 046 805.
For those of you living in and around Newcastle, there is also a selection of dinner dances to enjoy at some of our most beautiful venues. These include Horton Grange (May 9th) and Jesmond Dene House (July 24) but please check out others here.
With an album and more high profile gigs & collaborations in the pipeline, it looks like 2014 is going to be a great year for us and all our Jason Isaacs fans. We massively appreciate your ongoing support and undying enthusiasm.
We will be keeping you up to date with all the latest news and events, so if you would rather not receive these regular emails please unsubscribe below.
All that remains is to say have a fabulous Spring and we all look forward to welcoming you to a Jason Isaacs happening soon.
Sharon and team.

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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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