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Buddy Rich: "You either swing a band or you don't swing a band - (Metronome April 1956).

Sinclair Traill: “Well I don't think he (Chet Baker) can sing either.” – (Jazz Journal August 1956).

Fred Rowe Funeral Arrangements

The funeral of well-respected and much-loved trumpet player Fred Rowe will take place on Wednesday, December 13 at 14:00 hrs: Lytham Crematorium (Regent Ave, Lytham Saint Annes FY8 4AB). Afterwards - All warmly welcome for refreshments at 2 Chapel Close, Wesham, Preston PR4 3HB.
No flowers by request donations to Parkinson's UK. Should you wish to donate to Parkinson’s research, please contact the Funeral Directors (J & A Porter Funeral Services, Windsor Court, Windsor Road, Ansdell, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire FY8 1AH. Tel: 01253735423) or place in a collection box that will be provided at the end of the service.
"Please do come along, we would love to see as many of Fred’s friends as possible" - Joan Rowe and family.

Submissions for review

Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to them all other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance

Today Wednesday December 13

Afternoon

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

Brief Encounter - Vault, Hallgate, Hexham NE46 1XD. Tel: 01434 603884. 2:00pm. £7.50. advance. ‘’60’s Jazz’

Interim Recitals (Final Year Music Students) - Band Room, Music Studios, Assembly Lane, Newcastle University NE1 7RU. Inc. Harry Still (drums) 9:30am., Jimmy Jefford (saxophone) 11:15am. Free.

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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.

Darlington Big Band - Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Sports & Social Club, Longfield Road, Darlington DL3 0HX. Tel: 01325 380401. 8:00pm. Free.

Swing Street - Pier Red, 27 Castlegate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1LF. Tel: 01289 309168. 8:00pm. Free.

Improvisers' Workshop Ensemble - Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle NE2 4PT. 6-8pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Jazz London Radio Calling...

Jazz London Radio is London’s first internet jazz station and is committed to playing a variety of styles of jazz and related music. Jazz London Radio also believes in bringing new talent to the public’s attention not just from these shores but anywhere in the world.
Jazz London Radio is pleased to announce composer, educator and pianist Andrea Vicari will be joining the station for a new show called “Andrea Vicari’s Jazz Doodles” The show will focus on the music that has influenced Andrea and what is happening on the scene today whilst paying attention to the British jazz scene as well.  Andrea Vicari’s Jazz Doodles will be aired on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 
Jazz London Radio has launched a podcast service on Mixcloud.  This has allowed us to concentrate on our Interview Series; interview top musicians in the industry and influential British artists.  Interviews conducted so far include the great German Hammond organist Barbara Dennerlein and Japanese pianist Makoto Kuriya who recently appeared at the Pizza Express as part of the Tokyo Jazz Fest.  You can access the podcast service on Mixcloud here.
Chris Hodgkins’ Jazz Then and Now celebrates its 13th week of broadcasting.  Jazz Then and Now concentrates on promoting young British talent whilst keeping an eye on the legends of past eras of jazz.  Singer Estelle Kokot  said “Chris Hodgkins spinning a great choice of superb British jazz on his Jazz Then and Now Show”. John Lyons, Jazz Services Communications Manager states “Jazz services is delighted that Jazz Then and Now gives a voice in the media to the bands and musicians on our touring and recording schemes“.
Jazz London Radio (JLR) Interview series has conducted interviews with some of the top musicians in the industry both British and internationally.  You can find interviews on our blog with Supertramp guitar player Carl Verheyen, Hammond organist Barbara Dennerlien, American piano player Tom Grant, drummer Cheryl Alleyne, trumpet player and educator Ian Chalk plus top London photographer Carl Hyde.  See our blog here.
You can listen to Jazz London Radio via its website. Jazz London Radio is also available via Tunein, through your Iphone, Itunes, Ipad and other applications such as Winamp and VLC player. 
Laurie Burnette

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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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