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Mundell Lowe: “...we also had to play for a floor show, which consisted of girls dancing--some of 'em were dressed, some of 'em were not so dressed.” – (Crescendo September 1974).

Brew Moore: "I played so many strip joints I was 21 before I saw a naked woman from the front." - (Downbeat July 24, 1969).

Number 24

Bebop Spoken Here is currently listed at number 24 (-2) in the WORLD JAZZ BLOG Rankings!

Today June 23

Evening
Paul Skerritt Band - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. £7 (£6 in advance).
Box Wallet - Billy Bootleggers - 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
SouLutions - Hoochie Coochie, 54 Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. 9pm. £7.
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Hot Club du Nord - Queens Hall, Hexham - SOLD OUT!
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Horace Silverman & the White Gardenias - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. 7:30pm. £7.50.
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Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Paul Edis Trio @ The Jazz Café. May 9

Paul Edis (piano), Mick Shoulder (double bass) & Adam Sinclair (drums)
(Review by Russell.)
Newcastle’s Jazz Café on Pink Lane continues to present the best in jazz and the monthly treat that is the resident Paul Edis Trio produced another five star performance. Regulars settled down for the treat, garrulous transients a peripheral distraction.
Pianist Edis fought a good natured fight with the ailing upright (an off key miscreant in need of attention) winning by a distance. You Stepped Out of a Dream, East of the Sun, two top tunes to start the night. Milestones and Freddie Freeloader fulfilled the essential Miles quotient, bassist Mick Shoulder prominent on FF. Jobim's Corcovado battled against a noisy backdrop, drummer Adam Sinclair’s brushwork not going unnoticed. A familiar tune to those unfamiliar with the music – Alfie’s Theme – quelled the crowd, a good end to the first set. 
The room-temperature bottled beer – Fursty Ferret – went down well, a young couple shared a bottle of wine. Second set, another great tune - Mr Hipster - from the pen of Edis (the new Paul Edis Sextet CD - Mr Hipster - will be released in the not too distant future). I Thought About You (is there a better tune?), then Funkallero (Shoulder soloing, Sinclair engaged in fours, twos, smiles). A ballad was called for - Blame It On My Youth, things were going well. Ravelations from the Edis sextet’s There Will Be Time CD owed something to Ravel, Donald Brown’s Being With You featured Edis in stride mode and to conclude matters a charging Cherokee. It is hard to believe that the best piano trio out there is resident at the Jazz Café, 25-27 Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne. To reserve your table, telephone 0191 222 9882.   
Russell.

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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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