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Tim Berne: "My guys improvise. They're not going to do something just because it works, or it worked the night before." - (Downbeat December 2004.)

Barry McRae: “Arguments about the importance or even the necessity for improvisation in jazz are never likely to be resolved.” – (Jazz Journal December 1992)

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Today Tuesday January 24

Afternoon.
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Evening.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Durham University Big Band Gig Preview

Durham University Big Band return home from their national competition win with a one-off performance in University College's Fellows Garden. This is a perfect picnic opportunity and the band are combining their winning repertoire with a special set from the Invitations, a regular fixture on Durham's bar scene. It's Pimm's season so we have a bar on site so there's no need to bring your own. As usual, the band's repertoire covers everything from jazz standards to more modern tunes and specially commissioned arrangements. Don't miss this chance to see Durham's most decorated jazz ensemble live before they head to London for a sold-out gig at Pizza Express Jazz Club and open the Manchester Jazz Festival this summer!
The gig is on  Friday 13th June in Fellows Garden, University College, Durham and starts at 7PM. Tickets are on the door, £6 for adults, £5 for concessions and  £4 for DUMS members or you can purchase a family ticket for £20. The event will be cancelled should the weather be unfavourable (how could it be on Friday the Thirteenth?) 
On the day, check links below - we should have a call made by 5pm.
Luke Bentley.

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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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