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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 Tuesday April 25

Evening
Playtime Collective w. Martin Kershaw (alto); Graeme Stephen (guitar); Mario Caribe (bass); Tom Bancroft (drums). - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £10/£8 (conc.). JNE/Schmazz.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave. Newcastle NE2 3EX. £5. 8:30pm.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham. 9:00pm. Free (bucket collection).
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Vieux Carré Jazzmen to entertain the crowds at the opening of the Plaza (not Spanish City!) - Whitley Bay.

At 11am on Monday morning THE VIEUX CARRÉ JAZZMEN will be entertaining the crowds as the Rt Hon Alan Campbell MP officially opens the Plaza with its pedestrian walkway and impressive amphitheatre complete with black granite seating, stylish wooden benches and integral lighting systems. 
North Tyneside Council commissioned the new Plaza which connects the iconic Spanish City to the promenade and beach after successfully applying for a grant from the Coastal Communities Fund. It creates a high quality focal point for residents and visitors to enjoy all that Whitley Bay seafront has to offer, as well as the brilliant open air events, festivals and activities taking place throughout the year. 
Hope to see you there.   Brian

2 comments :

  1. Hi, Lance! Just to clarify, it's the official OPENING of the PLAZA/PIAZZA adjacent to the Spanish City - not the reopening of the Spanish City itself.

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  2. Thanks for putting me right on that. I remember the old Plaza as a popular dance hall. Trying to remember the resident bands - can anyone help?

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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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