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Bebop Spoken There

Les Paul: "Okay so you make great sounds. The people you're playing for, they work all day, they don't go to music schools and study harmony. They pay their dough, they come in, they listen. If they don't understand what you're doing, they walk out. What are you supposed to do, tie 'em with a rope whilst you explain you're playing great music?" - (Down Beat June 15, 1951).

Jack Perciful: "Unless you're playing somewhere like Carnegie Hall, in the States, the piano is the last thing they buy. When they've got ten dollars left over they go buy a piano." - (Crescendo October 1971.)

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Bebop Spoken Here is currently listed at number 22 in the WORLD JAZZ BLOG Rankings!

Today Sunday May 28

Afternoon.
Harambee Pasadia - See RH Column.
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Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Northumberland Park, Tynemouth Rd., Tynemouth NE30 2HA. 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
Cancelled! Young Musicians Jam Session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6pm. Cancelled!
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Billy Bootleggers All Star House Band w. Teresa Watson - Billy Bootleggers - 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Djangologie @ The Cherry Tree

James Birkett, Giles Strong (guitar); Emma Fisk (violin); Mick Shoulder (bass).
The music was superb, as we've come to expect from Djangologie and, of course, so was the food.  Crab spring rolls, Asian salad and wasabi créme fraiche tastes like manna - especially when accompanied by Les Hot Clubbers playing Coquette.
Could life get any better?
It certainly could! Chargrilled rump steak (medium rare), peppercorn butter, traditional garnish et les frites and a set of tunes equally piquant. Shangri-la has moved to 9 Osborne Rd.
I can't list the tunes, the vagaries of the Cherry Tree sound system meant Monsieur Shoulder's announcements were mainly inaudible. He has promised me a set list which will be added later.
Still, what's in a name? Most Hot Club tunes (like bebop numbers) I can sing/hum note for note but putting a name to them is a totally different matter!
The band were on fire. Emma Fisk, James Birkett, Giles Strong and Mick Shoulder played as if they'd spent their whole lives in Paris, Toulouse, Marseilles alongside le chef - if Marie Antoinette had tasted his Toffee apple choux bun, vanilla Chantilly with warm salt caramel sauce before Madame Guillotine took her out she'd have died happy. 
If Djangologie had been doing the gig Marie A would have thought she was already in heaven!
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. Coquette, Song For Izumi, Beautifull till 3, Silapa Swing, Cigano Bolero, Douce Ambience, Blues For DR, Sheik Of Araby, Swing 39, Dark Eyes Minor Swing, Artillerie Lourdes, Hunn O Pani Naschella, China Boy, Veish A No Drom, Mire Pral, Dinah, Fuille D'Automne, Sinister Swing, Stompin' At Decca.

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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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