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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 Monday May 22

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Herbert ‘Herbie’ Sargent : 8 January 1934 – 9 November 2014

It is with greatest sorrow and deep sadness that we report the news that Herbie Sargent passed away suddenly on Sunday November 9, 2014.  Herbie was a great Jazzer who managed the Tyne Valley Stompers as well as Carol Clegg and Speak Easy whilst also helping out at the Whitley Bay Jazz Festival and many others.  He and his wife were frequently seen all over the UK and abroad at many Jazz festivals from Boston Spa to Sacramento. He leaves behind his beloved family and his dearly loved grandchildren.
Our condolences to Barbara and family - May Herbie Rest In Peace.
Lance and all at Bebop Spoken Here.
Herbie's son Adrian has set up a British Heart Foundation Appeal in memory of his dad.
For more details follow link.

1 comment :

  1. Herbie sat in the Treasurer's seat at the Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival for a number of years - he cheerfully handed over envelopes containing various currencies to musicians from all over the world! One of the great unsung heroes of the local jazz scene.

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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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