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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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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.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

So how did you spend Xmas Day?

Usual, turkey, vino, Kiss Me Kate on TV (if only I hadn't seen the Keel/Grayson movie first!) digging into my back catalogue of CDs - Harold McNair's Flute & Nut (the best flute disc ever - plus some tasty alto). Another late great Jamaican, tenor player Bogey Gaynor's Blue Bogey. Laughing at the jokes in Nick Harris's Have You Heard The One About... enjoying reading Herbie Hancock's autobiography Possibilities whilst tucking into some Belgium chocolates and, I'm pleased to say, not wearing a Xmas jumper!
So how was it for you?
Lance.

6 comments :

Roly said...

Just the usual socialising, lazing around and eating too much but as regards jazz I have a CD playing in the car 'These Rooms' with Jim Hall & Tom Harrell. A lovely CD. On it is a ballad composed by Jim's wife Jane titled 'Something Tells Me' and its a gem.

Phil John Kelly (on f/b) said...

Bill Evans on CD. Made a curry, drank a lot of Cava, port, Old Speckled Hen. Jaques Loussier concert on You Tube. Yuletide Blessings, Lance

Russell said...

Made a curry, drank a bottle of wine (me, a beer drinker!), listened to some Stan Kenton, read Chris Barber's autobiography 'Jazz Me Blues', ate some chocolate...

Patti D. said...

Drank a demi bottle of champagne with son, Chris - while listening to Zoot Sims, Darlene Love, and John Grant. Opened pressies, cooked traditional turkey and stuff, more drinks then huge amounts of food. Sounds typical? I also went out for a half marathon run ..... do you believe me? It's always a magical time of the year for me.

Ann Alex said...

I spent Xmas day at my niece's house and heard no jazz at all, but did talk about One Direction with her 11 year old daughter! A lovely family day, rounded off with the 'The Hunger Games' an excellent film.

Liz said...

I spent the morning walking on the Sussex Downs with my son, his partner and their dogs( named Jazz and Blues) Then we came back & opened our presents. Champagne, turkey etc for the big meal in the afternoon with great surround sound music playing in every room. Evening watched Downton Abbey( having recorded "Kiss me Kate" for another time!

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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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