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Bebop Spoken There

Miles Kington: "If the intake of alcohol fails to improve a jazz player's performance, why do jazz listeners think it improves their appreciation?" - (Jazz Express October 1982).

Barbara Jay: "My first gig was at the Astoria, Charing Cross Rd. It seemed like a den of iniquity to me. All the Soho girls were there and the gigolos with their old women paying them to dance..." - (Jazz UK May 2008.)

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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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jammin' @ The Caff - Jazz Café, Newcastle April 21.

Peter Gilligan (pno); Paul Grainger (bs); Bradley Johnston (gtr); Paul Wight (dms) + Joel Brown (pno); Stuart Finden (ten); Joe Fowler (tmb); Fiona Finden (vcl/sop); Rob Bates (dms); Joel's dad (bs); Tom Lapworth (gtr); Alexis Cairns (ten); Eric Stutt (dms); Tony Rose (bar); Yuya Honami (dms); Paul Gowland (alt); Ian Forbes (dms); Luke Stuart-Smith (bs); Fabio ? (gtr); Alec J.Gamble (cor) - there may have been more.
(Review by Lance).
I've listed 20 musicians but there may have been more. Such were the comings and goings it was nigh impossible to keep score.
I know I say this just about every other week but, nevertheless, this could have been the best yet and, no doubt I'll say the same in two weeks time!
With such an assortment of talent - age range 15 - 80 - impossible and unfair to single out individual performances suffice to say everyone contributed and the variety was infinite!
Remember it's free and on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Tell your friends but don't tell the fire dept!
Photos.
Lance.

2 comments :

  1. Perhaps the jam 2 weeks hence will have more (vcl)?

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  2. I'm sure any vocalist who can 'cut it' will be welcomed!

    ReplyDelete

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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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