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Bebop Spoken There

Sonny Rollins: "I work very hard. I wear out suits playing." - (Downbeat May 29, 1969.)

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Bob Brookmeyer: "The group's philosophy? We're saving to buy new uniforms - the ties wore out." - (Crescendo March 1965).

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Today Monday March 27

Afternoon.
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Evening.
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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 29, 2015

Saturday Night @ The Caff

Audience of reasonable size (not packed out like it could have been, but hey, it was a Saturday night…..)   However, the band gelled and Lindsay was on form. We’d have settled for nothing less!   
The (planned & advertised) Jam Session was something different. Only a few musicians brought their instruments, and after the audience removed themselves to the lower bar area, there was but one keen jammer with trombone in hand.  And, after he’d blown out his Birthday Cake candle, it was time (shortly before midnight) for Joe Fowler to call a few tunes.   The absence of drums could have left a big hole in the proceedings,   but the arrival of James Harrison allowed a piano accompaniment (striding like a maestro!!!) which filled the space very nicely!  Vocals from Lindsay, Joe F and at one point John Pope kept everyone on their toes.
A canny jam, with a sole volunteer making use of the house band, unless some spontaneous singing erupted after I’d left? …………
Ken D

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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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