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Bebop Spoken There

Les Paul: "Okay so you make great sounds. The people you're playing for, they work all day, they don't go to music schools and study harmony. They pay their dough, they come in, they listen. If they don't understand what you're doing, they walk out. What are you supposed to do, tie 'em with a rope whilst you explain you're playing great music?" - (Down Beat June 15, 1951).

Jack Perciful: "Unless you're playing somewhere like Carnegie Hall, in the States, the piano is the last thing they buy. When they've got ten dollars left over they go buy a piano." - (Crescendo October 1971.)

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Margaret Barnes - Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday June 6

12pm: Fellside Methodist Church, Ancaster Rd. (Fellside Rd.), Whickham NE16 5BQ

1pm: Saltwell Crematorium, Saltwell Rd. South, Gateshead NE9 6DT

Donations in lieu of flowers to Marie Curie Hospice.

Rest In Peace.

Today Monday May 29

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Tyne Valley Big Band - Bywell Hall, Bywell, Stocksfield NE43 7AE. 2pm. Northumberland County Show event.
Harambee Pasadia - See RH Column.
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Evening.
Not Cancelled! Gilad Atzmon & Paul Edis - Now at Ware Rooms, 17 Carliol Square, Newcastle NE1 6UQ. 7:30pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Preview: Jo Harrop w. Paul Edis Trio - Cherry Tree. TONIGHT! (June 3.)

It has been a while since Jo Harrop appeared at the Cherry Tree but, on Wednesday (June 3), the waiting is over. Accompanied by the Paul Edis Trio, Jo makes her long-awaited return to the popular jazz influenced eaterie. Swingers or ballads, the voice and personality now so well acknowledged on the London scene, makes a welcome, albeit fleeting, return to her native northeast. 
With every singer’s inspirational cushion behind her in the form of the Paul Edis Trio, what are you waiting for? Oh yes, the menu! Now, I’d happily diet on dried bread and water – some folk say I should have been doing that for years – to listen to Jo but that’s not on the menu at the Cherry Tree – instead, have a look at their fixed price menu.
http://www.thecherrytreejesmond.co.uk/food/fixed-menu.pdf
If, in the hard to visualise scenario, Jo doesn't make you salivate then the food most surely will!
Io Harrop with the Paul Edis Trio @ The Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 0191 2300024. June 3, 7.30pm. Free,
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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