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Bebop Spoken There

Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Today Wednesday April 26

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.
Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:30pm. £3.00.
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Saturday and Sunday Night (and afternoon) @ the Globe

Gypsy Dave Smith
Saturday June 27, 2015 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Master of bottleneck blues guitar and ribald raconteur. Regulars of the Jazz Cafe in the days of Keith Crombie may remember Gypsy Dave's regular Thursday night sessions. Jazz Coop are delighted to welcome him to The Globe for an evening of roots & blues. Admission £5 Late bar The Globe is fully accessible on both...

More Jam @ the Globe
Sunday June 28, 2015 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open jam session. There will be a house band to keep the music flowing but any jazz musicians are welcome to join in. Admission free for jammers and audience.
Vieux Carre Jazzmen
Sunday June 28, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Jazz Coop's monthly Vintage Jazz programme is launched by one of the finest Trad Jazz bands in the North and certainly the longest lasting - the band is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The Vieux Carré Jazzmen play popular songs, rags, blues and marches from the 1920s and 1930s, including Louis Armstrong, Clarence Williams,... £5.

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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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