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Bebop Spoken There

John Tynan: "Go ahead, call me reactionary. I happen to object to the musical nonsense being peddled in the name of jazz by John Coltrane and his acolyte Eric Dolphy." - (Downbeat November 22, 1961).

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McCoy Tyner: "If anyone want to know how the three of us - Elvin, Jimmy and me - felt about John [Coltrane], listen to the music and you can hear the love and respect we had for each other. The music can really speak more than any of us." - (Melody Maker, August 19, 1967).
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Today Tuesday April 25

Evening
Playtime Collective w. Martin Kershaw (alto); Graeme Stephen (guitar); Mario Caribe (bass); Tom Bancroft (drums). - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £10/£8 (conc.). JNE/Schmazz.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave. Newcastle NE2 3EX. £5. 8:30pm.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham. 9:00pm. Free (bucket collection).
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Customs House Jazz

Next week sees some jazz happenings at the Customs House, South Shields and some jazz not happening at the Customs House, South Shields.
First the good news.
On Monday (August 25) the very stomp-worthy Savannah Jazz Band strut their stuff. Lovers of New Orleans style jazz will not want to miss this one! 7.45pm - £15.
Then on Thursday (August 28) there is a double treat in store. Ruth Lambert serenades the diners with a lunchtime special. Regarded as one of the top jazz singers in and beyond the area Ruth's trio will enhance any menu. 1pm. £12.50 inc. light lunch.
In the evening, long before the sun goes down, the Big Chris Barber Band play a mix that runs from New Orleans to Harlem with some Ellington and Bechet thrown in alongside the classics associated with the legendary trombonist. 7.45pm £20.
Now the bad news.
Friday's concert by YolanDa Brown will not take place on Friday August 29. Instead the popular saxist has, I'm told, been rescheduled to appear in March 2015.
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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