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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 Sunday February 19

Afternoon.
Nick Pride (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Evening
Lyndon Anderson Band - Bottle Bar & Kitchen, St. James Boulevard, Waterloo Sq., Newcastle NE1 4DN. 6pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Ryan Quigley signs to Whirlwind Recordings

Press release from Whirlwind Recordings.
We are delighted to announce the new signing of Ryan Quigley, one of the premier trumpeters in the UK, known for his extremely rare ability to be both a world class lead player and virtuosic and conceptual improviser.  Ryan’s lead playing has been featured with the upper echelon of big bands, symphony orchestras and pop stars around the world and as a composer and small band leader he has won multiple awards in the UK including the Parliamentary Award for band of the year.  
He has assembled a stellar line up for his new recording which will feature all new music to be recorded on 27 and 28 July at Steve Winwood’s private studio in the Cotswolds, produced by WWR’s own Michael Janisch.  Michael will also be holding down the bass duties alongside Paul Booth on saxophones, Steve Hamilton on piano and over from NYC will be one of the world’s great drummers Clarence Penn.  The album will be released in 2015.  They will be doing a short tour to play the music in before the recording.
UK tour dates in July
23 July – The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
23 July – Stereo, Glasgow
25 July – Urban Coffee Church StreetBirmingham
26 July – Pizza Express Jazz Club, London
Whirlwind Recordings: http://www.whirlwindrecordings.com/

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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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