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Bebop Spoken There

Michael Feinstein: “Fred Astaire is my favorite singer. To me, he was the perfect interpreter of American popular song.” – (Jazz Times December 2014).

Bud Shank: “Once I saw California – that was it, I stayed.” – (Jazz Journal May 1991)

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Today Sunday February 26.

Afternoon.
Mark Williams (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
More Jam - Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3pm. Free.
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Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
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Evening
Maine St. Jazzmen - Seaton Sluice Social Club, Collywell Bay Rd., Seaton Sluice NE26 4QZ. 8pm. £4.
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Shaun Henderson Band - Quakerhouse, Mechanics Yard, Darlington. 6pm. £5.
Jazz Jam - Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SY. 7:30pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Some Like It Hot @ Victoria Vaults York

John Addy (tpt/vcl); Simon Addy (dms): Steve Devine(ten); Andy Cholliford (keys) and a great bass guitar, whose name I didn't catch!
(Review by Liz).
Well what an afternoon that was! I have known John Addy for years as indeed has anyone with a good ear for great jazz. He apparently retired a month or two ago, but made a brief  come-back today for those people who enjoy live music at the Vicky Vaults
John does Gasbook to perfection and, as I never intended to review this gig, I didn't make notes...but they were all there .One Morning in May, It Might as Well be Spring, I Thought About You, Mountain Greenery, Ain't That a Kick in the Head? it just went on & on. 
Special mention must be made of Steve Devine, what a great and talented musician. I spoke to him afterwards as I knew he was a pro. A modest man hailing from Bradford, he told me he had played all over the world including cruises and for many big bands. He featured a number called Triste which was new to me, I was entranced and sent a quick text to our webmaster who of course knew it and put me right on the composer - Jobim. On the way home, listening to Gary Copley on Radio Leeds/York on my car radio I was serenaded by Linda Ronstadt singing What’s New? with a Nelson Riddle arrangement. It suited my mood, and made me think, for the millionth time, life is nothing without music.
Liz.

2 comments :

  1. Thanks Liz - is this a regular Sunday gig?

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    1. not as such, the pub feature many different types of live music. John was a one off, but Carol his wife plays fortnightly , she is a good singer, and is backed by her own musicians

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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.
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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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