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Bebop Spoken There

Michael Feinstein: “Fred Astaire is my favorite singer. To me, he was the perfect interpreter of American popular song.” – (Jazz Times December 2014).

Bud Shank: “Once I saw California – that was it, I stayed.” – (Jazz Journal May 1991)

Archives.

Today Sunday February 26.

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
More Jam - Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
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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.
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Evening
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
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Shaun Henderson Band - Quakerhouse, Mechanics Yard, Darlington. 6pm. £5.
Jazz Jam - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SY. 7:30pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BBC Jazz Generations

This year’s BBC Young Musician competition introduces a jazz strand. The Jazz Final is on BBC 4, Friday 23 May (7:30 pm). There is a north east connection, tune in to find out who wins!
Stay tuned to BBC4 as there is a documentary about Nat King Cole (9:00 pm) followed at 10:30 pm by Jazz Divas Gold
There is a further instalment of the Young Musician competition on Jazz Line-Up, 6:00 pm, Radio 3, Saturday 24. Over on BBC 4 Jazz Legends in Their Own Words (7:00 pm) screens archive material and at 8:00 pm there is more from the vaults…Jazz 625 at the BBC

Sunday afternoon, Radio 4 (1:30 pm, FM only) offers a swift repeat of a fascinating documentary Try a Little Tenderness: the Lost Legacy of Little Miss Cornshucks about 1940s blues singer Mildred Cummings.
Former BBC New Generation Artist Trish Clowes pops up twice in two days. First on In Tune (Radio 3, 4:30 pm, Monday 26) and again on Jamie Cullum (Radio 2, 7:00 pm, Tuesday).
Night Owls won’t want to miss a four part documentary series in the early hours - Choo Choo Ch’Boogie - the Louis Jordan Story - Tuesday to Friday at 2:00 am.

Finally, on Friday 30, Radio 3, 4:30 pm, conductor Andrew Litton plays the In Tune studio Steinway in tribute to Oscar Peterson!   
Russell.

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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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