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Alan Luff: “The general view is that Ella’s songbook recordings are the supreme exemplars of sophistication, fine diction and creative voice in the wide field of popular music.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Steve Voce: “Most of us have been crashed into by cretins who walk along the road absorbed in the screens of their mobile phones.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

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

Today Friday May 26

Afternoon
Harambee Pasadia - See RH Column.
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Paul Wilkinson - St. Nicholas Cathedral, St. Nicholas Square, Newcastle NE1 1PF. 1:05pm. Retiring collection.
Mark Williams/Joel Byrne McCullough - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Ruth Lambert Quartet - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm, £7 (£6 in advance.)
Hand to Mouth (Lindsay Hannon/Bradley Johnston) - High Friars Lane (Tyneside Cinema), Free, al fresco, 8pm. food and drink available.
?????????? - Billy Bootleggers - 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8pm. Free.
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Imelda May - Sage Gateshead. 7pm. £38.20/£27.30 VIP Option £104.
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Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Ushaw College, nr. Durham. 7:30pm. £7.
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.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Brass: Durham International Festival July 11-20

This year's Brass: Durham International Festival promises to be the best yet with a host of renowned brass players and bands performing in and out of Durham City. Literally every day from July 11 to July 20 many things are happening in theatre, club, church or on the streets of the beautiful cathedral city.
For jazz fans and trumpet players in particular the appearance of Jon Faddis is surely the icing on a very tasty cake.
Faddis came to the fore thanks to his mentor and inspiration the late great Dizzy Gillespie before progressing and becoming a legend himself and now regarded by many, myself included, as the finest all-round living jazz trumpet player.
California born Faddis has worked with the bands of Lionel Hampton, Charlie Mingus, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis as well as Gillespie and countless others.
On July 15 at the Gala Theatre, Durham, he will appear with the north east's own jazz aristocracy in the form of the Andy Champion Quintet - Champion (bass); Paul Edis (piano); Graeme Wilson (sax); Chris Hibbard (trombone) and Adrian Tilbrook (drums).
This is an event that surely every trumpet player from Lands End to John O'Groats will want to see so don't hang about but get your tickets now!
Full program details can be found on the Festival website.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. On Wed July 16th, 1-2pm Paul Edis Sextet are playing at the Gala, and also July 18th the Northern Monkey Brass Band are playimg 1-2pm to finish off the current series of lunchtime concerts. Both gigs are £4. Get your tickets in advance! These gigs sell out!

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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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