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Bebop Spoken There

Ernie Wilkins: “If you don't look at the liner notes, you don't know who in the hell it is. Everybody sounds alike, that same million-note approach. Faceless.” – (Crescendo November 1975).

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Ben Williams: “A lot of jazz today has developed this allergy to simplicity. ‘If it’s simple, that means it’s not hip’ is a theme. But sometimes the simplest thing you can do is the hippest thing you can do.” – (Down Beat August 2015).

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Today Wednesday March 22

Afternoon.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Paul Skerritt Band - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00.
John Harle and Steve Lodder - Royal Grammar School, Eskdale Tce., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 4DX. 7pm. £20 & £10. 60th birthday tour for RGS alumnus Harl.
Chris Sharkey Trio - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8pm. £4.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Blaydon International Jazz Club...

Our Man in Hong Kong, Colin, makes his annual pilgrimage to Tyneside next month where he will be heard with fellow Hong Kong bandmate Franco Vasulli (ten/clt) and Cumbria based Steve Andrews at Blaydon Jazz Club on July 5. Later in the week more of Ned Kelly's migrant musicians will be arriving and a session with the Vieux Carré Jazzmen is on the cards for July 9 at the Millstone (1pm) assuming the refurbishments are completed by then! 
No doubt the boys will pop up at other sessions too!
In the above photo Colin (far left) can be seen with Phil Whelan (RTHK Radio 3 Presenter), American trombone star, Dan Barrett & Flugel Horn player from Switzerland Hansueli Krähenbühl.
Lance

1 comment :

  1. Colin will be leading the Cullercoats Crescent Club Jazzmen ( Brian Chester, Derek Fleck, Ollie Rillands and me - i.e. The usual Monday crew) at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival on Sunday 12 July, 12-1245 and 3-345.
    The councils thought police wouldn't accept The China Boys and it isn't Broadway Melody so we had to find another name !
    Colin and Franco will be at the CCC on Monday 6th preceding.
    John

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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.
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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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