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Bebop Spoken There

Branford Marsalis: "You talk to the old guys about it [52nd St.], and they say the music part was great. Every other aspect of it [pay, hours, conditions] sucked" - (DownBeat, May 2019).

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Today Sunday April 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Blues

Beefy La Slap - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Alex Fawcett Band - Tyne Bar, Maling St., Newcastle NE6 1LP. Tel: 0191 265 2550. 4:00pm. Free

Evening

Jazz

East Coast Jazz - Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 6:00pm. Free. Monthly jam session.

Swing Manouche - Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Blaydon Jazz Club. Note new, regular start time.

Blues

Sour Mash Trio - 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, 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 :

Russell said...

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!

stevebfc said...

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

Lance said...

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

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