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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 Tuesday January 17

Afternoon.
?????
Evening.
Jam Session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. Free. Sitters-in welcome.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

TONIGHT! Vasilis Xenopoulos Wind Machine @ Bridge Hotel, Newcastle.

Vasilis Xenopoulos (ten); Martin Shaw (tpt); Paul Edis (pno); Andy Champion (bs); Matt Home (dms).
The first time I heard Vasy was at the Side Café. I was with my buddy Jim McDowell and we were both knocked out by the best Grecian tenor playing we'd ever heard. Jim would have loved to be going to tonight's session but, sadly, he is no longer with us - it was his funeral this morning.
A tasteful service with Erroll Garner playing Misty as we arrived and Ella singing Every Time We Say Goodbye as we left. In between I fumbled my way through a eulogy to my old buddy.
Tonight will have special memories for me. For others it will be a chance to hear some beautifully played jazz.
Lance 

1 comment :

  1. My Buddy....a lovely song...your Buddy misses you....

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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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