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Bebop Spoken There

Sonny Rollins: "I work very hard. I wear out suits playing." - (Downbeat May 29, 1969.)

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Bob Brookmeyer: "The group's philosophy? We're saving to buy new uniforms - the ties wore out." - (Crescendo March 1965).

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Today Monday March 27

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Cheltenham and more on BBC Radio

Saturday 3rd May Jamie Cullum (Radio 2, 3:00 pm) presents highlights of this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival including Get the Blessing (the band’s Jake McMurchie played Schmazz at the Jazz Café earlier this week). Geoffrey Smith’s Jazz (midnight Saturday 4th, Radio 3) celebrates Billy Strayhorn’s contribution to the success of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. On Sunday 4th Clare Teal (Radio 2, 9:00 pm) broadcasts live from Cheltenham with guests Lianne Carroll and Billy Cobham. Holiday Monday (5th) on Radio 3 (11:00 pm) Jazz on 3 presents an exclusive set from Stephan Crump and Mary Halvorson and there’s more from Jamie Cullum at Cheltenham in his regular Radio 2 slot on Tuesday 6th (7:00 pm) including Jason Rebello and another sighting of Get the Blessing.  
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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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