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Bebop Spoken There

Ken Peplowski: I try to play the clarinet like a clarinet and not like a guy doubling on another instrument.– (Down Beat July 2004).

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James Morrison: “I’m not a trumpet player that doubles on flugelhorn. I’m a musician that plays trumpet, flugelhorn, euphonium and the rest. – (Jazz Journal January 1992).

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Today Thursday January 19

Evening.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Potters Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. 0191 4888068.
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Tees Hot Club w. Jeremy McMurray (keys); Mark Toomey (alto). - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge Hotel, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

RIP Gerry Goffin

Lyricist Gerry Goffin passed away on June 19. Although a jazz blog may seem the wrong setting to celebrate the life of a pop composer, his work, particularly in collaboration with his wife, singer/songwriter Carole King, contains some of the best examples of the genre - 1960s pop. It Might as Well Rain Until September, Oh No Not My Baby, Will You Still Love me Tomorrow? The Animals classic, Don't Bring me Down and Aretha's You Make me Feel Like a Natural Woman just a few of the many big hits Goffin was associated with.
He was 75.
Rest in Peace.
Lance.

2 comments :

  1. Just recently watched a documentary about Carole King and was taken aback how many of my favourite songs were written by the two of them. Talented people.

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  2. Yes, so many classics - and many of them part of the soundtrack to my teens!

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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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