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Bebop Spoken There

Dewey Redman: "When Trane came to Bop City in San Francisco and told me he liked the way I played, I stayed high off that forever." - (Downbeat June 1980.)

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Nick Brignola: “I got to talk to John Coltrane before he was John Coltrane!” – (Jazz Journal April 1991)

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Today Wednesday January 18

Afternoon.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Ruth Lambert w. Alan Law Trio - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00. Note earlier start and a small increase in admission.
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Tees Hot Club - Cleveland Bay, 718 Yarm Rd., Eaglescliffe, TS16 0JE. 9pm. Free.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Jazz Café Chronicle

The duo gig on January 24 at the Jazz Café featuring Graham Hardy and Neil Harland has been rearranged and that date will now showcase Don Forbes (trumpet and flugel) and Alan Law (piano).
Start time is 9pm and admission is free.
Meanwhile, attractions at the Café this week are:
Tuesday January 13 – 8.00pm  Improvisers’ Workshop. Free Admission.
Free-improvisation jam session open to instrumentalists and vocalists from all musical backgrounds. Just bring your instrument and make it up!  Or come and listen. As of this month, sessions will be held in the Cafe’s upstairs venue. (Second Tuesdays.)
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Friday January 16 – 8.00pm  DB Jazz Project £5.00 (£3.00 before 7.30pm)
The DB Jazz Project are relatively new on the North East Jazz scene. They aim to provide excitement and enjoyment, taking inspiration from film soundtracks, rock, and jazz classics. The music is a mix of their own original material and an eclectic mix of reimagined covers from Miles Davis to David Bowie.
David Keighley saxophone; Thomas Macmillan guitar; Adrian Sander bass; Ben Grant drums.
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Saturday January 17 – 9.00pm  James Harrison / Alex Saxon Duo. Free Admission.
An evening with two of the dynamic younger generation of Tyneside jazzers, Alex on sax and flute and virtuoso pianist,James,both graduates of the Sage degree course.
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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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