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Bebop Spoken There

Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Thursday April 27

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone, Newcastle (ish) NE27 0DA. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Potters Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. 0191 4888068
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Dave Weisser & Alan Law - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5. (Students free).
BABMUS Presents - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £3 (£2 students).
Strictly Smokin' Big Band - The Millstone, Haddrick's Mill Rd., South Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3DB. Free. 7pm. Open rehearsal.
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Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord - Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Grove, Peterlee SR8 2RR.7pm. £8. 07425 145549.
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Paul Skerritt Band - The Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. 9pm. Free. 01325 468411.
Jazz Workshop w. Matt Roberts - Art Gallery, Crown St., Darlington DL1 1ND. 6pm. £5. Registration required. Part of Darlington Jazz Festival.
Richie Emmerson Quartet w Richie (tenor); Ted Pearce (keys); Alan Smith (bass) + drums tba - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - The Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
Pocket Jazz Orchestra + Noel Dennis (trumpet) - The Ship, Church Lane, Redmarshall, Stockton TS21 1EP. Free. 8pm.
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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 08, 2014

Sheila Giles Photos added to archives.

More photos of the late Sheila Giles have been added to the archives courtesy of Margaret Barnes. A lot of them are short on info such as dates, venues and names. If anyone can help please do.
Here is the link to the album.
Lance.

6 comments :

  1. Oh my, in the album linked above, second row down, photo on the right, this was taken in my club/restaurant, The Speakeasy in London, sometime between 1985/90. Sheila performed there a few times. She became a very good friend. Happy, happy days.

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  2. Please tell us more about your friendship with Sheila and the Speakeasy.

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  3. Hi Lance. Well Sheila came in to my club one night for dinner with a friend and to listen to some jazz (pianist and singer). We got talking and she told me she 'used' to sing a bit, what an understatement that was, lol. After talking for a while, we agreed to meet up the next day and talk about her doing a gig, which we did. It was a complete sell out and Sheila was sensational, had the audience in the palm of her hands. She appeared a few more times and always went down a storm. We became close friends, even when I moved back to Edinburgh to bring up my family. Sadly we lost touch when she moved out of London, then back, then away again. I feel a real sadness that she's no longer with us. She was one of a kind.

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  4. Thanks Joyce, the Speakeasy Club must have been quite a place. Is this the same club that was once owned by the Kray Twins

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  5. Hi Joyce, speaking to Margaret Barnes, who provided some of the photos, she remembers Sheila talking about you and how good friends you were. She also thought that Dave Green and Mick Pyne were probably on the gigs that she did at the club.

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  6. Do you have any recordings of Sheila's music. She was my Great Aunty (my Grandad's sister) and I can only remember meeting her once when I was 7 back in 1981. It has been amazing to see the old photos of her

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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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