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Bebop Spoken There
Alan Broadbent: “I really enjoy working with some singers. It depends. Again, there has to be a give and take between the two of us. Otherwise, it’s just a job and I’m too old for that now.” – (Jazz Times February 2015).
Alan Broadbent: “As soon as I heard where Georgia [Mancio] was coming from, and the tradition in terms of songwriting and her appreciation of standards, it was basically the same as mine.” – (Jazzwise April 2017)
Joe Stilgoe's Big Band Bonanza - Forum Theatre, Queensway, Billingham TS23 2LJ.7:30pm. £22. 01642 552663. w. Madeline Bell and Anthony Strong. A BBC Radio 2 'Friday Night is Music Night' concert.
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Thursday, March 19, 2015
RIP Samuel Charters
Generally acknowledged as the greatest authority on American blues, folk and early jazz, Samuel Charters passed away yesterday. He was 85 (March 18). Along with his wife Ann, Charters wrote about, researched and recorded many famous bluesmen and women who had slipped into obscurity - creating an interest in and a revival of their careers.
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.)