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Bebop Spoken There

Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Wednesday August 23

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
New Orleans Jazz at the Village Hall - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.
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Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).
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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 08, 2015

Jazz Café Jam April 7

Peter Gilligan (pno); Bradley Johnston (gtr) Paul Grainger (bs); Paul Wight (dms) + David Gray (tmb); Stuart Finden (ten); Rob Bates (dms); Tom Lapworth (gtr); Francesco Falcioni (pno); Ian Forbes (dms); Don Forbes (tpt); Nick Gould (ten); Yuya Honami (dms); Mary Wrightson (vcl).
(Review by Lance).
Another fine fortnightly (musical) fry up at 'The Caff' - a mixture of Sushi, Haggis, Ravioli, Roast Beef and Stotti Cake served up by some of the best 'cookers' in town. 
Gilligan, Grainger, Johnston and Wight provided the pastry as well as a lot of spice. The not so frequently heard Beatrice (Sam Rivers) served as a starter and set a standard that was maintained yet rarely bettered throughout the evening.
One of the highlights, to call it the main course would be disrespectful to the others, was the appearance by Edinburgh tenor saxman Nick Gould. Gould glitters and blows straight down the middle - no frills and no prisoners taken. His periodic sit ins are always a delight. On June 19 he brings his own quartet JazzMain down from up there and I guarantee that those border reivers will be well received by the natives.
As I was leaving, a new talent emerged in the form of Mary Wrightson whose version of It Never Entered my Mind certainly entered my mind. Look forward to hearing more from Mary.
As is inevitable with Jam Sessions not everything worked - Solar didn't quite reach the system - but most of them did. 
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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