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Bebop Spoken There

Alan Luff: “The general view is that Ella’s songbook recordings are the supreme exemplars of sophistication, fine diction and creative voice in the wide field of popular music.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Steve Voce: “Most of us have been crashed into by cretins who walk along the road absorbed in the screens of their mobile phones.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).

Today Wednesday May 24

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.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00.
Chris Sharkey Trio - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £5.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Jazz Co-op: Grand Launch of Upstairs Performance Area at the Globe Djangologie & Lindy Jazz: Saturday October (4)









Jim Birkett (guitar); Giles Strong (guitar); Emma Fisk (violin); Mick Shoulder (bass)
(Review by Ann Alex/photos Ken Drew).
And what a great launch this was, with lively music and dancing, it was the Hot Club de Globe! There was even a demonstration of shimmying and now that I’ve tried it, all I need is a sister named Kate!
Julie, leader of the Lindy dance group, started proceedings with a lesson in their kind of dancing, which was terrific fun and not too difficult.  Charleston-like steps, handclapping, finger-snapping, twists, turns and shimmies galore.  By the time the band came on at about 8pm, the room was full.
They began in great form with Dinah; other tunes included a waltz, Musette, composed by Mick; a Sacha Distel song; and a slow, slinky French tune.  All done in this band’s enthusiastic, good-time, stomping, 1930’s/40’s style.  Sorry that I can’t name any other tunes, but I was too busy enjoying myself, chatting and dancing, along with many others. At finishing time, the audience demanded an encore and we were treated to an unofficial dance display by two of the men.  Minnie Fraser of the Co-op then thanked all those who’d helped to get the Co-op and the pub up and running, then the dancers danced on to records, presumably into the small hours. Watch out for future events: see the website www.jazz.coop. Next Saturday  (Oct.11) we have the Blue Jazz Quintet, and next Sunday afternoon is the first of the afternoon Jam Sessions, from 3pm to 6pm, so come along with your axe, horn, voice, whatever. 
Ann Alex 

2 comments :

  1. nice pic of you Ann strutting your stuff!

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  2. Thanks Liz - hope you are well.

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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