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Bebop Spoken There

Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Sunday April 30

All Day.
Darlington Jazz Festival - details.
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International Jazz Day - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. From 2pm 'til late. Free - details.
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Strictly Smokin' Small Band - Gateshead Beer and Music Festival - Gateshead RFC, Eastwood Gdns., Low Fell NE9 5UB. £12 admission to beer festival. Band play 1:45pm - 2:35pm.
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Afternoon.
Joel Byrne McCullough - 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.
Evening
Nick Ross Orchestra (Glenn Miller) - Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham. 7:30pm. £22 (£20.50 conc.).
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Jazz Journal Collection

Major Domo of Ashington Jazz Club, John Taylor, wishes to dispose of 13 years of bound Jazz Journals (1979-1992).
Free to a good home.
The article on the left by the late Chris Yates is from the December 1979 issue.
Contact Ashington Jazz Club for more details.
Lance.

2 comments :

  1. Stone me! It's a long time since I saw that article! I'll always be grateful to Chris Yates for describing me as the North East's answer to Scott Hamilton - I just hope his tongue wasn't too far into his cheek when he said it........... The drummer on the photo, by the way, is Pete Soulsby, not Joe Elliot, who I was very pleased to meet after 30-odd years when I played one of Paul Edis's lunchtime gigs at the Gala Theatre earlier this year with Roly Veitch and Neil Harland.

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  2. Looking at the picture again, which was taken at Biddick Farm Arts Centre in Washington, I am reminded that we took those banners with us when we went to play at the Gottingen Jazz Festival in Germany in late 1978. They were maroon, with gold braiding and the letters SS in gold imprinted. The same as the ceremonial colours of the Waffen SS, apparently. We certainly got a few funny looks and remarks in the late evening, but we just thought it was because the band was so drunk!

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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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