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Bebop Spoken There

Sonny Rollins: "I work very hard. I wear out suits playing." - (Downbeat May 29, 1969.)

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Bob Brookmeyer: "The group's philosophy? We're saving to buy new uniforms - the ties wore out." - (Crescendo March 1965).

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Today Saturday March 25

Afternoon

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Evening

James Harrison (solo piano) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

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

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Quiet Appreciation

Hugh brought this article in yesterday's Independent to my notice which he thought might draw some comments (in between tunes of course) from our readers.
Lance.

3 comments :

  1. At a gig a few years ago a group of people talked none-stop. I was just about to tell them where to go when this big bear of a bloke (folkie beard, lumberjack shirt) beat me to it. He stood up (7'10''), turned round and bellowed 'I have paid to listen to these musicians (pointing at our guests from America) not you, so shut the f*** up!' That did the trick!

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  2. As the late great Ronnie Scott used to say "quiet please you're not here to enjoy yourselves"

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  3. If it's good they'll listen - if it's bad they'll talk.
    (In a perfect world!)

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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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