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Bebop Spoken There

Sonny Rollins: "I work very hard. I wear out suits playing." - (Downbeat May 29, 1969.)

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Bob Brookmeyer: "The group's philosophy? We're saving to buy new uniforms - the ties wore out." - (Crescendo March 1965).

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Archives.

Today Friday March 24

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche - Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5. 0300 0269520
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Evening
James Harrison & Caroline Bagley- Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. Free.
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Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7:00pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Promenading Porter.

(Previews by “Radio” Russell).
Friday 8 August, Radio 3, 10:15pm, Gregory Porter**** joins Clare Teal in BBC Proms 2014. The late night Prom is a Battle of the Bands. The Count Pearson Proms Band slugs it out with the Duke Pearson Proms Band. Pianist James Pearson’s day job as Artistic Director at Ronnie Scott’s takes a back seat as he goes into bat for Basie, similarly Clare Teal’s MD, pianist Grant Windsor, takes guard for Ellington. If you want to be there in person join the queue outside the Royal Albert Hall – admission is ‘on the night’ at £5.00. If you can’t be there, listen to Radio 2 or Radio 3, then on Sunday 17 August watch BBC television for a delayed broadcast of the occasion.
Hear Pearson and Windsor discussing their Proms showdown on Clare Teal, Sunday 3 August, Radio 2 (9:00pm).
Other listening highlight’s include Jazz Record Requests, Saturday 2 August, Radio 3 (5:00pm). One request is for the excellent Mary Halvorson (heard recently in Newcastle on a short European tour). Trish Clowes can be heard as one of Radio 3’s New Generation Artists (Sunday, 11:15pm) and on Monday, Radio 3’s Jazz on 3 presents Picardie, the Westbrook’s reflections on the First World War. Also on Monday, in addition to the ever-excellent Paul Jones (Radio 2, 7:00pm), the harp man stays up late to broadcast the first of six programmes – A Beginner’s Guide to the Blues - over on BBC 6 Music (2:00am Tuesday).
Tuesday evening, 7:00pm, Jamie Cullum (Radio 2) includes an archive gem featuring the Teddy Wilson Trio at Poplar Town Hall. The wonderful Moira Stuart pockets a repeat fee with her four-part celebration of Strong and Sassy – Inspiring Women of Jazz on Radio 2, Thursday (10:00pm). The first programme looks at Lena Horne.     
Finally, on Friday 8 August, Any Questions? (Radio 4, 8:00pm). Any Questions? Yes, one of the panelists is none other than Soweto Kinch!
**** There is a two page feature on Gregory Porter in the current issue (dated Aug. 2) of Radio Times. 
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.
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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.)
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