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Mundell Lowe: “...we also had to play for a floor show, which consisted of girls dancing--some of 'em were dressed, some of 'em were not so dressed.” – (Crescendo September 1974).

Brew Moore: "I played so many strip joints I was 21 before I saw a naked woman from the front." - (Downbeat July 24, 1969).

Number 24

Bebop Spoken Here is currently listed at number 24 (-2) in the WORLD JAZZ BLOG Rankings!

Today Thursday June 22

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Rd., Holystone, Newcastle (ish) NE27 0DA. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Group Theory - Jazz Café. 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. £6 (£5 in advance) - DUBB past and present members.
Gabriele Heller Quartet - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm. £5.
Maine St. Jazzmen - Potters Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE. 8:30pm. 0191 4888068.
Juggernaut Love Band - Bar Loco, 22 Leazes Park Rd., Newcastle NE1 4PG. 8pm. Free.
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Tees Hot Club w. Richie Emmerson (tenor); Donna Hewitt (alto); Graham Thompson (keys) - Dorman's, Oxford Rd., Middlesbrough. 9pm. Free.
New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - The Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees. 8:30pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

CD Review: Joanne Tatham - Out of My Dreams.

Joanne Tatham (vcl); Bob Sheppard (saxes); Tamil Hendelman/Jamieson Trotter (pno); John Clayton/Lyman Medeiros (bs); Marcel Camargo (gtr) Peter Erskine/Mike Shapiro (dms).
(Review by Lance)
Class! A word we used to use to describe albums by Peggy and Ella. A word we still relate to Diana (Krall) and others. Ms Tatham isn't one of 'The Others" indeed, on the strength of this album, the lady can stand tall alongside her peers.
Tatham's voice is as expressive as the words demand and often more than they are worthy of. Not that there are any bummers on this set list.

McCoy Tyner's You Taught My Heart To Sing, Nilsson's Without Her, Bob Dorough's Devil May Care, Cool from West Side Story, Herbie Hancock's Double Life, Detour Ahead, Frishburg's Too Long in L.A. - and a version of the title song that completely reversed my previous aversion to this song - just some of the numbers on this beautiful album.
In a world where it seems there is a new jazz singer in every corner bar, jazz club or studio on the planet singing Summertime it is like a breath of  fresh air (in this case, fresh air that still manages to incorporate the long gone aromas of Lucky Strike, Gitane, Marlborough without damaging your lungs!) to hear a singer who can interpret contemporary standards in such an exemplary manner.
Not that this is a one woman show! A look at the personnel will tell you this is a singer who deserves the best - and gets the best! 
Check Joanne out on YouTube (not from disc).
Don't tell Daryl[Sherman] but I'm in love again!
Lance..

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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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