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Mundell Lowe: “...we also had to play for a floor show, which consisted of girls dancing--some of 'em were dressed, some of 'em were not so dressed.” – (Crescendo September 1974).

Brew Moore: "I played so many strip joints I was 21 before I saw a naked woman from the front." - (Downbeat July 24, 1969).

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Bebop Spoken Here is currently listed at number 24 (-2) in the WORLD JAZZ BLOG Rankings!

Today Thursday June 22

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone, Newcastle (ish) NE27 0DA. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Group Theory - Jazz Café. 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. £6 (£5 in advance) - DUBB past and present members.
Gabriele Heller Quartet - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £5.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Potters Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. 0191 4888068.
Juggernaut Love Band - Bar Loco, 22 Leazes Park Rd., Newcastle NE1 4PG. 8pm. Free.
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Tees Hot Club w. Richie Emmerson (tenor); Donna Hewitt (alto); Graham Thompson (keys) - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - The Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Jazz Repertory Company and the EFG London Jazz Festival Present…….. Newport Jazz Festival (The 1950’s): A 60th Anniversary Celebration

18th November 2014. Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
A Spectacular Performance In Celebration Of One Of The Most Famous Jazz Events In The World
On 18th November 2014, Richard Pite’s Jazz Repertory Company in conjunction with The EFG London Jazz Festival continues its series of concerts at Chelsea’s Cadogan Hall with a celebration of the early years of the Newport Jazz Festival, one of the hottest events on the global jazz calendar to this day and this year celebrating its 60th anniversary.
In 1956 Duke Ellington’s Orchestra came to Newport and presented a concert which George Wein, organiser of the festival, described as “the greatest performance of Ellington’s career… it stood for everything that jazz had been and could be.” 
November’s concert at Cadogan Hall will feature the Echoes of Ellington Orchestra directed by Pete Long (Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra / Jools Holland’s Rhythm And Blues Orchestra), and will feature music from the best-selling Ellington at Newport 1956 album including Jeep’s Blues and the legendary Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue famous for its 27 choruses from Ellington’s sax star Paul Gonsalves in a performance that created pandemonium on the night and subsequently revived the fortunes of the Duke.  Echoes of Ellington will also perform Manteca and Cool Breeze, performed by the Dizzy Gillespie Band at their 1957 Newport appearance.
The show also features music from two classic films of the 1950’s which celebrate Newport. “Jazz On A Summer’s Day” was Bert Stern’s beautifully photographed celebration of the 1958 festival and the timeless classic ‘High Society’  features Cole Porter’s delightful music and features Louis Armstrong alongside Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly.
Pete Long’s Echoes of Ellington and singers Iain Mackenzie, Tom Langham and Georgina Jackson capture the magic of these historical milestones, performing them with a level of authenticity that is second to none and November 18th 2014 is set to be their best concert yet. To book tickets please visit: http://www.cadoganhall.com/event/the-newport-jazz-festival-the-1950s-141118/

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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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