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Bebop Spoken There

Dewey Redman: "When Trane came to Bop City in San Francisco and told me he liked the way I played, I stayed high off that forever." - (Downbeat June 1980.)

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Nick Brignola: “I got to talk to John Coltrane before he was John Coltrane!” – (Jazz Journal April 1991)

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Today Wednesday January 18

Afternoon.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Ruth Lambert w. Alan Law Trio - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00. Note earlier start and a small increase in admission.
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Tees Hot Club - Cleveland Bay, 718 Yarm Rd., Eaglescliffe, TS16 0JE. 9pm. Free.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Henry’s Swing Club @ The Brandling Villa. July 1

Need Your Love So Bad opened the show on a sweltering night at the Brandling Villa. Henry’s Swing Club house band the Lounge Lizards didn’t play too long, preferring a pint out of the spotlight. They hung around long enough to let Dave Heslop rattle the keys on Chuck Berry’s Reelin’ and Rockin’.
Thinman (a thin man guitar and vocals fronted trio) played post punk tunes (including original material) with well crafted monotone vocals. Craft beers vied with local micro brewery favourites on the bar. Mordue IPA won hands down.
Meanwhile, the main attraction (the reason to be in South Gosforth first Tuesday in the month) had arrived. Mick Cantwell (vocals and tenor sax) tore into Messin’ with the Kid backed by some smokin’ organ from Heslop. Stormy Monday Blues then Sonny Boy’s Help Me,  then he was gone. Cantwell is the real deal, make no mistake. If he turns up next month – Tuesday 5 August – you will be amazed. Be there.
Russell.

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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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