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Frank Tate: “Travelling’s part of life. It just goes with the job. It’s in one’s best interests, I think, to enjoy it, because it’s sure what you’re gonna be doing!” – (Jazz Journal February 1992)

Joe Temperley"I was on the bus as Carney's replacement. I said to Harold Ashby 'Where are we going?' He answered 'What difference does it make?' " - (Jazz UK January 2013.)

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Today Tuesday January 24

Afternoon.
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Evening.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Briefly Alan Glen @ The Jazz Café. March 27

Alan Glen (keyboards), John Pope (double bass) & Paul Wight (drums).
Having been elsewhere on the evening (another concert), was it worth calling into the Jazz Café to catch the last ten minutes? You bet it was! Alan Glen was in full flow. A bottle of Prince Bishop, a seat, aah!
A wrist-ringing tempo on Cherokee entertained the few. The few were listening. Paul Wight maintained a punishing pace, slotting in a drum ‘n’ bass feel, cymbals taking a pasting. Bass and drums were under the stairs, piano man Glen forward on the floor. A keen reaction from the few won an encore – How I Wish (I Knew How it was to be Free). Typically joyous playing, Pope clearly enjoys playing with maestro Glen, so too Wight. Handshakes, smiles – clearly a good gig.
Russell.

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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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