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Bebop Spoken There

Piers Paul Read: "Bruce Reynolds and Biggs shared an interest in Sex, Jazz and Hemingway." - (The Train Robbers by Piers Paul Read, Coronet Books 1979.)

George Shearing: "Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach I think he'd be a real jazzer if he were alive today. I mean any man who has two wives, twenty kids, gets kicked out of the church for being too harmonically radical and drinks beer can't be all wrong can he?" - (Crescendo March 1984.)

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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 all of them 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

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Today Thursday July 19

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Holywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. 8:30pm. Free.

Alexys de Alfaro: Guitar Dreams with Coco Vega - Prohibition Bar, Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead NE8 2BA. Doors 7:00pm. A ‘jar on the bar’ gig. Guitar & percussion.

Alter Ego - St James’ & St Basil’s Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £10.00.

Jesse Bannister Quartet - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £10.00. (£8.00. concs.). JNE.

Northern Monkey Brass Band - Jubilee Park, Spennymoor DL16. 6:00-9:00pm. Free. Big BRASS Bash (Durham Brass Festival).

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

Tees Hot Club w. Donna Hewitt (alto); Josh Bentham (tenor); Dave Archbaid (keys) - Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 9pm. Free.

Jazz Jam - Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 8pm. Free.

Billy's Buskers: Plug in and Play - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 7:00pm. Free.

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

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Send us your Favourite Things of 2014

Don't procrastinate in sending your Gig of the Year, CD of the Year, Festival of the Year, Venue of the Year, Musician of the Year, Beer of the Year and any other 'Of The Years' you can think of!
Lance.

7 comments :

Hugh said...

OK, since you asked...

... Paul Edis Sextet - Mr Hipster would certainly be a contender

http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/cd-review-paul-edis-sextet-mr-hipster.html#more

Roly said...

Scusy me picking a Blaydon gig this year but I have to pick Vasilis Xenopoulos with Paul Edis Trio. Brilliant stuff. From what I heard their gig at Opus 4 was fabulous too.

Bradley Johnston said...

Pat Metheny Unity Group - Manchester

Patti D. said...

Jazz gig of the year for me, probably - Paul Edis Sextet Mr Hipster @ Sage. Soul gig of the year - Chaka Khan with Incognito @ Hoochie Coochie. Venue(s) of the year - Hoochie Coochie and Pink Lane Jazz Caff.

Debra M said...

Some great gigs to choose from this year & I have 2 favourites. Gregory Porter of course… everything’s been said already - fantastic musician & band, & what made it in even more special was the reception they got from the crowd at Hoochie Coochie. Well done Warren for catching them just before GP went stellar, & I bet they enjoyed playing there more than Buckingham Palace. My joint favourite is the Kurt Elling & SNJO gig in Edinburgh a few weeks earlier – the most outstanding vocal performance I have seen, combined with top big band & excellent arrangements. It would be great to see Elling performing at The Sage .
Best wishes for 2015, & thanks for all your efforts

Russell said...

Hi Debra

Your wish has been granted...Kurt Elling (with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra) will be at Sage Gateshead on Wednesday 20 May!

Debra said...

We've got our tickets!!

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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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