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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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Monday, May 19, 2014

Chaka Khan & Incognito @ Hoochie Coochie May 17.

(Photo courtesy of Hoochie on F/b).
Chaka was an absolute top class blast - the place was packed out, and a wide age range too.  All very exciting.  We stood away from the front, by one of the pillars - so had somewhere for our glasses and stuff.  Free Bolly and a bottle of wine for me - consequently my head was a bit sore on Sunday!  I lost the top of my hearing too - and my knees were knacked from all the mad dancing.  All worth it - an unforgettable evening - she did all the hits, one after the other - and Incognito played along, all the tight, funky grooves, with plenty of brass and keyboard riffing.  Hoochie attracts such a good and friendly crowd - I can't wait for the next gig there.  And I like it that the DJ plays vinyl, and great classic dance tracks for a bit of a boogie - knees permitting!
Patti D.

2 comments :

  1. Don't miss King Bee's album launch at Hoochie on Friday (May 23) and it's only a fiver!

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  2. Wish I could - but I'll be in Glasgow, recovering from front row seats and Prince!

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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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