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Bebop Spoken There

Artie Shaw: “I'm not interested in giving people what they want--I'm interested in making music.” – (DownBeat October 15, 1939).

Jason Marsalis: “There's so many places that this music can go and there's a lot yet to be discovered.'” – (DownBeat April 2018)

Today Sunday March 18


Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 12 noon. Free.

Jason Isaacs & the Ambassadors of Swing - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 5:30pm (doors 4:00pm). £16.00.

Revolutionaires - Tyne Bar, Maling St, Newcastle NE6 1LP. 3pm. Free.

Somethin’ Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 5:00pm. Tel: 01325 788564. Matt Case (saxophone) & Mike Hepple (guitar).


POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER! Zoë Gilby Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. 8:00pm. £5.00. Rescheduled August 19.

Alter Ego - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00.

Bradley Johnston - The Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3DT. Tel: 0191 594 7241. 6:00pm. Free. New weekly residency.

Gypsy Dave Smith - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Gig of the Month (January)

I haven't been to very many gigs this month so perhaps my colleagues Russell, Steve, Ken, Ann, Kath etc can add their choices.
For me the Paul Skerritt Band at Hoochie Coochie stood out as did The Allsorts Band at The Globe, The DB Project at the Jazz Café and, of course, the two jam sessions at the latter venue.
I look forward to your choices.
PS: Of course tonight's gigs at the Jazz Café or The Globe could well join the above list!


Russell said...

The Durham University Big Band (Laura Paul, vocals) at the Forum, Darlington, then at the tail-end of the month the Dead Hedge Trio at the Jazz Café took the honours!

stevebfc said...

Has to be Laura Jurd septet at the Black Swan

Patti D. said...

Paul Skerritt Band at Hoochie Coochie? Or maybe Trio Gitan at the Lit and Phil? We're so lucky in this little old town to have all this great music.

Ashington Jazz Club said...

For us in Ashington it has to be Alter Ego at the Elephant
Friends in jazz

John T

Dave keighley said...

Its nice that us, The DB Jazz Project are in the list. Thanks who came to the jazz café. David Keighley


Ann Alex said...

from Ann Alex
I don't know if this is allowed, but I'd like to nominate the drum solos in the film 'Whiplash' as my gig of the month. And I hope that the tutors on the Jazz Co-op courses aren't going to become tyrants like the mentor in the film. Talk about being obsessive!

Lance said...

Ann, they never met you at the Arts Advance Writers Group -"Not quite my punctuation Mr Liddle".

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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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