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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)

Archives.

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.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Katherine Stone Band @ Ashington Jazz Club - April 1

Katherine Stone (vcl); Paul Gowland (sax); Stuart Collingwood (pno); Paul Grainger (bs); Steve Doyle (dms).
(Review by Peter S.)
We were very pleased to have Katherine and her musicians returning to our stage at the AJC. Our vocalist had recently returned from another musical engagement aboard a Cruise Ship where she is gaining valuable musical experience working with a variety of musicians and developing her career.  We settled down to hear a total of twenty-three popular and lasting lyrics delivered in Katherine’s style and supported by her excellent band. 
This group work so well together and share an understanding of each presentation with the vocalist. The solos were a delight and once again it is good to know that we have so many gifted "Jazz Messengers" in this region who can deliver to such a high standard. From a vast evening's  program - too many to list here - I particularly liked Moon Dance, Dance Me To The End Of Love, Masquerade, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Manhattan, and my favourite of the evening, Embraceable You.  Overall the sets were a good mix of the lyrics we enjoy. I recommend this band to you.
Peter S.
May 6: Zoe Gilby Band. 8pm. See you there.

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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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