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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)

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Today Wednesday February 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.
Lindsay Hannon - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
Chris Sharkey Trio - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8ppm. £4 (Students free).
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Cancelled this week only. Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00. Cancelled.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Brian Molley Quartet.Dates

The Brian Molley Quartet announce several tour dates for summer 2015, with 3 UK dates in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle before heading out to perform in the USA at Rochester International Jazz Festival for the prestigious Made in the UK Series, alongside 2 club dates in New York City. The band return to the UK in August with 2 performances at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

11th June - 9 pm The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
*13th June - 8 pm Jazz Co-Op @ The Globe, Newcastle.*
21st June - 6.30/8.30 pm Rochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester, NY, USA
24th June - 6.30 pm Silvana, Harlem, New York City, NY, USA
28th June - 10.30 pm WhyNot Jazz Room, Greenwich Village, New York City, NY, USA
20th August - 10 pm Edinburgh Fringe, The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
21st August - 10 pm Edinburgh Fringe, The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
Brian Molley Quartet were formed in 2012 by the Glasgow-based saxophonist and clarinettist. Featuring the finest in UK jazz talent with Tom Gibbs/piano, Mario Caribé/bass and cavaquinho and Stuart Brown/drums and percussion the group draws on extensive musical experience, all four members being highly sought after musicians on the UK scene.

www.brianmolley.co.uk - info@brianmolley.co.uk.
I reviewed the quartet's CD - The Clock - back in 2013 and raved over it. I'm sure I'll do the same at The Globe on June 13.
There are three choices - Edinburgh, Newcastle or New York - tough call.
However, whichever one you choose, you won't regret it!
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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