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Bebop Spoken There

Jackie McLean: “I can't understand British audiences. In Britain there doesn't seem to be any curiosity." (Melody Maker, April 1, 1961).

Charles Mingus: "It seems to me that if our records were not issued in Britain, the British cats would have to think for themselves" (Jazz News, July 26th 1961)

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Today Monday July 24

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Durham beckons on Friday

There's a lot going on this Friday - King Bee at The Cluny, Alan Glen Trio at the Jazz Café and the Customs House Big Band at the theatre of the same name in South Shields - all mouthwatering prospects! However, I'm heading for the Gala Theatre in Durham where vocalist Val Wiseman pays tribute to Billie Holiday with her show Lady Sings The Blues.
Apart from her distinctive vocals, the instrumentalists are absolute top drawer swingers i.e.: Digby Fairweather (tpt); Julian Marc Stringle (reeds); Roy Williams (tmb); Brian Dee (pno); Len Skeat (bs); Eric Ford (dms).
This is going to be well worth the trip!
Tickets are £13/£12 and the show starts at 7.30pm.
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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