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Bebop Spoken There

Ben Pollack: "The kind of people who go for the old style New Orleans jazz are the same kind of people who go in for collecting antiques." - (Down Beat May 5, 1950).

Flip Phillips: "I heard this band out in California. I think - Lu Waters, isn't it? They sure can march down the street but I wouldn't want to march with them!" - (Down Beat June 15, 1951).

Today Tuesday June 27

Evening
CANCELLED! Atlas - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:15pm. £10/£8 (conc.). JNE 'Women Make Music'.
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Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
Maine Street Jazzmen - British Legion Club, West Jesmond Ave., Newcastle NE2 3EX. 8:30pm. £5.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Choose your Gig of the Year

Gig of the Year? Tough choice most years. This year I've narrowed it down to two, paradoxically six months apart to the very day.
March 14 - Gregory Porter at Hoochie Coochie. An incredible experience hearing the great man up close in a small venue.
September 14 - Richard Pite's Jazz Repertory Company recreating Jazz At The Philharmonic at London's Cadogan Hall. The 1940s alive and swinging. I was sitting in the gallery which is exactly where the music was aimed at.
At grass roots level, any of the Strictly Smokin' Big Band gigs - particularly the Sunday afternoon sessions at Hoochie.
They are my thoughts let's be having yours!
Lance.

3 comments :

  1. Starter for 10:

    The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival - In the Spirit of the Duke.

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  2. And another:

    Alan Barnes, with Paul Edis, Paul Susans and Rob Walker at the Jazz Cafe, September 19th. ( http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/alan-barnes-jazz-cafe-september-19.html#more )

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  3. Vasi Xenopoulos at Opus 4 Jazz Club, Darlington.

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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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