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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 Friday March 24

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche - Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5. 0300 0269520
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Evening
James Harrison & Caroline Bagley- Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. Free.
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Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7:00pm.
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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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