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Allison Neale: “It’s difficult if you play mainstream in the UK, it isn’t appreciated enough. The current scene seems to focus on musician-composers.” - (Jazz Journal April 2013).

Liam Noble: “I know some people think playing standards is old-fashioned but I love it.” – (Jazz Journal January 2016).

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Today Tuesday February 21

Jam Session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. Free.
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.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tonight! Lonnie Liston Smith @ Hoochie June 26

Tonight (June 26) sees another coup for Hoochie Coochie in the form of legendary Richmond, Virginia, born pianist and singer Lonnie Liston Smith.
Smith, whose CV includes stints with Art Blakey, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Miles Davis before forming his Cosmic Express and setting the bench mark for soul/funk bands to aim at, hits the stage at 9pm. Band line up  is listed as follows:
Lonnie Liston Smith - vocals and keys; Tabitha Pearson - vocals; Samir Moulay - guitar; Scott Ambush - bass; Lee Pearson - drums.
All for £10!
How does Warren do it? I don't know, let's just be thankful that he does!
Lance.

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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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