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Bebop Spoken There

Les Paul: "Okay so you make great sounds. The people you're playing for, they work all day, they don't go to music schools and study harmony. They pay their dough, they come in, they listen. If they don't understand what you're doing, they walk out. What are you supposed to do, tie 'em with a rope whilst you explain you're playing great music?" - (Down Beat June 15, 1951).

Jack Perciful: "Unless you're playing somewhere like Carnegie Hall, in the States, the piano is the last thing they buy. When they've got ten dollars left over they go buy a piano." - (Crescendo October 1971.)

Number 22!

Bebop Spoken Here is currently listed at number 22 in the WORLD JAZZ BLOG Rankings!

Today Sunday May 28

Afternoon.
Harambee Pasadia - See RH Column.
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Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Northumberland Park, Tynemouth Rd., Tynemouth NE30 2HA. 3pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Evening
Cancelled! Young Musicians Jam Session - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6pm. Cancelled!
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Billy Bootleggers All Star House Band w. Teresa Watson - Billy Bootleggers - 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Blaydon Update

Sunday 15th March - 8pm - Adm. £7.00
Strictly Smokin' Big Band led by Michael Lamb
Close up and intimate with a full size, top class Big Band. One which is consistently getting rave reviews! Should be quite an exciting evening.
Sunday 19th April - 8pm - £5.00
Dean Stockdale Quartet plays the music of Oscar Peterson
Superb pianist Dean returned to the North East two years ago, following a lengthy period working professionally in London. Along with guitarist James Birkett and bassist Neil Harland, he plays music associated with of one of the all-time jazz piano greats, the iconic Oscar Peterson.
Sunday 17th May - 8pm - £5.00
Mark Toomey with the Jeremy McMurray Trio play the music of Charlie Parker
Fantastic bop styled altoist Mark Toomey joins with Jeremy pno, Peter Ayton bass and Paul Smith drms to play music associated with one of the absolute pivotal figures in all of jazz, the mercurial Charlie 'Yardbird' Parker. Complete with a few anecdotes about the great man's life.

Sunday 21st June - 8pm - £5.00
Keith Stephen's Hot Club Trio with singer Caroline Irwin
Keith's Django styled trio plus vivacious singer Caroline. And featuring the driving slap bass maestro Bruce Rollo.
Lively and entertaining!

Sunday 5th July - 8pm - £5.00 (EXTRA DATE)
Colin Aitchison tpt, Franco Valussi clnt, Steve Andrews sax + Rhythm
An extra Blaydon date featuring Hong Kong ex-pat Geordie Colin Aitchison (a Satchmo styled trumpeter), Benny Goodman styled Italian clarinetist Franco Valussi, both over here for a short visit, and our own great Hawkins styled tenor sax man Steve Andrews.

Sunday 19th July - 8pm - £5.00
Ruth Lambert Trio
Ruth is one of the region's finest and most experienced jazz singers. From solo (with her guitar) to small group to big band - she can do it all. Here she is with her new trio featuring two great north east musicians - Giles Strong on guitar and Mick Shoulder on double bass.

Sunday 16th August - 8pm - £5.00
Paul Edis Trio play music associated with Duke Ellington
Pianist Paul Edis is deservedly acquiring a national profile. A wonderful young player! For this concert his trio explores music associated with one of the seminal jazz artists - Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington.

1 comment :

  1. all sounds great--wish it was cheaper to pop across!!!

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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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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.)
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