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

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

King's Hall Preview

Tomorrow (March 5) brings the next installment of the weekly (term time), Thursday afternoon student performances in King’s Hall, Newcastle University. At four o’clock (the students should be up and about by then) a selection of music students will play to their peers and interested members of the public. There will be the usual mix ranging from classical to folk to jazz and more. The jazz performances include Jamie Lawson (piano) and Ed Addo (trumpet) playing Just the Two of Us and When Sunny Gets Blue. And drummer Joe Cromey-Hawke will perform a solo piece written by drum maestro Steve Gadd. Best of luck Joe! Admission to King’s Hall in Armstrong Building is free. The main entrance is on Queen Victoria Road, opposite the RVI.    
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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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