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Bebop Spoken There

Dewey Redman: "When Trane came to Bop City in San Francisco and told me he liked the way I played, I stayed high off that forever." - (Downbeat June 1980.)

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Nick Brignola: “I got to talk to John Coltrane before he was John Coltrane!” – (Jazz Journal April 1991)

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Today Tuesday January 17

Afternoon.
?????
Evening.
Jam Session - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. Free. Sitters-in welcome.
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. 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, May 08, 2015

Jazz Latin Groove @ Empty Shop, Durham - May 7.

Steve Summers (saxes/perc); Alan Law (pno); Paul Grainger (bs); Tim Johnston (dms) and Debra Milne .
I don’t know if anyone’s reviewing this for you Lance – I’m not the right person to do it, as I was too busy enjoying the music to be taking notes. What  I will say is .... OMG. Brilliant stuff. Superb, spirited musicianship (you know the lineup!) Strong vocals as ever from Debra and a nice rapport with & within the band. Personal highlights for me were their arrangements of ‘Señor Blues’ (Horace Silver) and ‘Temptation’ (Tom Waits) ... oh, and a surprise Sting number ‘Consider me gone’ ... although *every* number was appealing. I took along  a group of friends and one of them – unused to being ‘up close and personal’ to great live music – was moved to tears.  
Teresa Driscoll.

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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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