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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Wednesday November 22

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.

Evening
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.

Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.

BBC Big Band - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. 01642 815181. 7:30pm. £24.50.

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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Soznak @ The Globe – October 25

Graham Robinson (sax); Steve Mounter (trombone); Paul Miskin (keys); Hank Hayes (banjo);
Chris Dobson (bass); Yannik Tchicmi (drums); plus various other instruments which made an appearance, such as mouthorgan. shakers, Flugelhorn (?) and a steel pan effect from somewhere.
(Review by Ann Alex).
The Jazz Coop at the Globe is making an honest attempt to present a broad array of music besides straight jazz, and this gig proved the point.  This band is often to be heard on the streets of Newcastle, doing their reggae, Afro jazz, and even 80’s pop, and tonight indoors they gave us all three with good measure, in 2 long sets totalling about 2 hours 20 minutes.  This was a fun night all round and by the end most people were up dancing.  What’s not to like?
They were straight in with tunes such as the Ghostbusters theme, Red Wine, Tainted Love, Just Can’t Get Enough, Let’s Work Together. Watermelon Man, a Buena Vista Social Club number, and many other tunes I couldn’t put a name to, such as a song about cats with ‘Meows’ in the words, reggae mentioning ‘power to the people’, skilled Afro jazz numbers, a piece based on Prokofiev, and a version of a Duke Ellington tune.  All with lots of singing from most of the band and many solos, yes, even from the banjo!  A very enjoyable evening.  Catch them on the streets soon, or go to their next gig at Summerhill Bowling Club, Newcastle.  But sorry, I can’t tell you the date of that as I was too busy dancing when it was announced.  
Ann Alex

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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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