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Bebop Spoken There

Michael Feinstein: “Fred Astaire is my favorite singer. To me, he was the perfect interpreter of American popular song.” – (Jazz Times December 2014).

Bud Shank: “Once I saw California – that was it, I stayed.” – (Jazz Journal May 1991)

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Today Saturday February 25

Afternoon

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Devonport Hotel, 16-18 The Front, Middleton One Row, Darlington DL2 1AS. 01325 332255. 1:30pm. Free.

Evening

Bradley Johnston (Solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

Redemption - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5.

Rendezvous Jazz/ Levee Ramblers NOJB 'At the Jazz Band Ball 2' - The Exchange, Howard St., North Shields NE30 1SE. 7:30pm. £10/£8.50.

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Sunday, November 09, 2014

From the Village Hotel to the London Jazz Festival

(Preview by Russell).
Richard Pite, currently starring at the Classic Jazz Party on North Tyneside, talks to Clare Teal (Sunday, BBC Radio2, 9:00pm) about his Jazz Repertory Company, days before heading to this year’s London Jazz Festival to present several productions (an eagerly anticipated show must surely be the celebration of the Newport Jazz Festival). More from London on Monday night as Paul Jones (Radio 2, 7:00pm) presents a two-part review of the recent Blues Fest at the Royal Albert Hall. Listen out for Stanley’s Mitch Laddie! Earlier on Monday on In Tune over on Radio 3 (4:30pm) Alexander Stewart sings accompanied by harpist Alexander Thomas. Late Monday (11:00pm) Swiss trio Vein are joined by Greg Osby on Jazz on 3.
Jamie Cullum (Tuesday, Radio 2, 7:00pm) features Arun Ghosh and Cullum himself pops up on Wednesday’s In Tune (4:30pm) to plug his new big band-inspired CD. Friday’s Front Row (Radio 4, 7:15pm) talks to Jan Garbarek about his work with the Hilliard Ensemble. Finally, Radio 3 on Friday night devotes four and a half hours to the 2014 London Jazz Festival. Radio 3 Live in Concert: Jazz Voice (7:30pm) comes live from the Barbican. Guy Barker conducts the London Jazz Festival Orchestra in a star-studded vocal gathering including Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kurt Elling from America and Georgie Fame. At eleven o’clock Jazz on 3: London Jazz Festival Launch comes live from Ronnie’s, the line-up includes bassist Stanley Clarke, reedsman John Surman and vocalist Karin Krog, Louis Moholo-Moholo and Dee Dee Bridgewater.         
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.
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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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