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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 Sunday April 23

Afternoon.
Ian Harrington (solo piano) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
Broken Levee - Tyne Bar, Maling St., Newcastle. 3pm. Free.
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.
Hot Club du Nord - Village Hall, 30 High St., Swainby, Northallerton DL6 3EG. 1pm. 01642 700886. (Bubble charity)
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Evening
Darlington Big Band - Darlington Conservative & Unionist Club, Commercial St., Darlington DL3 6JG. 01325 467019. 6pm.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
Swing at Twilight w. Minnie Fraser Quartet - Riding Mill Parish Hall, Northumberland. 7:15pm. £10. Profits to charity.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Corner House, Heaton, Newcastle NE6 5RP. 7:00pm. Event is a book launch (Chris Cross’ Geordie Book of Magic) and a birthday party.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Colin Aitchison and Franco Valussi July dates

Our man in Hong Kong is visiting the north east in July. Along with another HK resident, Italian clarinettist Franco Valussi, trumpet/trombone player Colin Aitchison will be joining the resident bands on the following dates in July:
Sunday 6: Blaydon Jazz Club, Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon. With the Swing City Trio.   8pm - £5.00
Monday 7: Jazz in the Afternoon. Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats - 1pm. Free.
Tuesday, 8: Bell and Bucket Band - Bell & Bucket, 37 Norfolk St., North Shields. 1-00pm. Free.
Tuesday 8: Maine Street Jazzmen - British Legion, West Jesmond (nr. Metro Station). 8:30pm. £5.
Wednesday 9: Vieux Carré Jazzmen, Crescent Club, 1, Hudleston, Cullercoats, NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free  
Wednesday 9:  Real Ale/Jazz Train with the Vieux Carré Jazzmen from Newcastle to Hexham. 7.25pm*
Thursday 10: Vieux Carré Jazzmen, Millstone, Haddricks Mill Rd., South Gosforth. 1pm. free.
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*Jazz 'n' Real Ale Train
Northern Rail Newcastle-Carlisle-Newcastle Train 
Departs Newcastle Central Station 7.25pm 
NB. Jazz and Real Ale bar commences and finishes at Hexham Station
Check to confirm departure time. Enquiries: 0191 252 9429.
Lance.

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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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