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Billy Eckstine: "I'm a negro performer with a Jewish name." [after being asked what his golf handicap was] - (Mr B by Cary Ginell. Hal Leonard Books 2013 January 2019).

Today Wednesday December 12

Afternoon

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Jess Johnson - Park Hotel, Grand Parade, Tynemouth NE30 4ER. Tel: 0191 295 6666. 12 noon. £65.00. & £29.95. Xmas lunch.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Folk and Acoustic - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. Free.

Jam session - Dun Cow, Brandling Village, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4RS. Tel: 0191 338 7981. 8:00pm. Free. House trio: Mark Williams, Andy Champion, Russ Morgan.

Community Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm £3.00.

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

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

Dean James & The Black Dogs - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 8:00pm. Free.

Big Mellis Mini Band - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. From 7:00pm. Future Grooves (Music degree students). Multi bill, Sage Two. £5.00.

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.
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