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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.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Global Jazz

It’s Ours!
At noon yesterday Pink Lane Jazz Co-op Ltd became the owners of The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7AD.
We believe that The Globe is the first music venue in the UK to be owned by a co-operative, certainly the first to be owned by a jazz co-op.  We now have over 200 members.
Yesterday was also International Jazz Day.  How appropriate!
We’d like to say a big thank you to all the people who have helped to make this possible including those who have invested or lent us money, those who have given us their time and expertise free of charge, the other jazz and arts organisations that have supported us and the many people who have promoted us through social media and mainstream media.
There’s a bit of refurbishment to do before The Globe will be up and running on both floors.  We will keep you informed of progress.
Thank you all
Minnie Fraser and Dave Parker
Co-chairs of Pink Lane Jazz Co-op Ltd

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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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