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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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Today Sunday March 26

Afternoon.
Ralph Keeley (solo piano) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
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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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The Blitz Sisters - The Exchange, Howard St., North Shields NE30 1SE. 1pm. £20 inc. Afternoon tea.
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More Jam - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Open jam session. Free.
Evening
Dougie Pugh Quartet - Quakerhouse, Mechanics Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6pm. £5.

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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

The 4 Bs – Bacall, Barber, Brecon & Bremen

BBC and ITV fall short in marking the passing of Lauren Bacall. ITV screens Murder on the Orient Express (Saturday 23 August, 3:55pm).On Monday the Beeb does a little better with a repeat showing of Talking Pictures (BBC 2, 1:30pm) and at five past two settle down to North West Frontier.    
The Big Chris Barber Band can be heard in concert on Jazz Line-Up (Saturday, Radio 3, 6:00pm) recorded at the recent Brecon Jazz Festival. Barber follows your five o’clock appointment with Jazz Records Requests. Holiday Monday Jazz on 3 (11:00pm) reports from Jazzahead in Bremen. Wednesday’s Proms Plus Late (Radio 3, 10:00pm) presents a poet – Dominic Hale – and the Ashley Henry Trio. The AH3 (Leeds College of Music graduates) are Henry (piano), Simon Read (bass) and Sam Gardner (drums).
Moira Stuart’s Strong and Sassy – Inspiring Women of Jazz concludes with two icons in the spotlight (Carmen McRae and Sarah Vaughan) on Thursday evening over on Radio 2 at 10:00pm.     

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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